Barcelona faces Atletico Madrid at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah
Barcelona faces Atletico Madrid at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This is a clash on neutral ground from the 1/2-finals of the Spanish Super Cup. One of these two teams will reach the final and will fight for the trophy. Let’s take a look in our football tips tonight.
Barcelona are leaders in La Liga at the moment, but during the weekend they lost their two points advantage in front of Real Madrid. Ernesto Valverde’s team visited the last in the standings Espanyol in the Catalan derby, but only won a point after a 2-2 draw. Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal scored for Los Cules, but they lost two points at the RCDE Stadium.
The German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is the big absentee in Barcelona’s squad right now. Ter Stegen is recovering from a knee injury and it’s not expected for him to play in the Super Cup. He’s going to be replaced between the bars by his backup Neto. The midfielder Arthur and the winger Ousmane Dembele are recovering from injuries as well.
Atletico Madrid managed to win their last game before the start of the Super Cup. Los Colchoneros hosted Levante at the Wanda Metropolitano and moved closer to the top with a 2-1 win. Angel Correa and Felipe scored for the hosts, who are now just 5 points behind the leader Barcelona.
Atletico’s manager Diego Simeone also has some problems before this Super Cup fixture against Barca. Diego Costa, Koke, Stefan Savic and Thomas Lemar are all injured, so Cholo Simeone will have to look for replacements again.
In our football tips tonight we can make the conclusion that Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will get into a real fight on Thursday. One of these two Spanish giants will earn the right to play in the Super Cup final, fighting to win the trophy. But here’s the first step towards the big goal.