Leganes 1-5 BARCELONA (Lionel Messi x2, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Rafinha)
ATLETICO MADRID 5-0 Sporting Gijon (Antoine Griezmann x2, Fernando Torres x2, Kevin Gameiro)
Kick Off: 21.00, 21/09/2016
Stadium: Camp Nou
Head-to-head: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona, Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid, Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid, Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona, Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona
* Barcelona to beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 @ 7/1
* Fernando Torres to score the last goal (check prices)
* Draw half-time/Barcelona full-time @ 10/3
* Barcelona have beaten Atletico Madrid 2-1 in three of their past four meetings
* Fernando Torres has scored three goals in his last four appearances against Barca
* Two of these sides’ past three La Liga meetings have seen them go into the break level
A look at Barcelona’s betting odds
There are very few holes to pick in Barcelona’s form since crashing out of last season’s Champions League semi-final against their next opponents, bar the shock 2-1 loss to newly-promoted Alaves.
Luis Enrique’s charges have won 11 of their 13 games within 90 minutes since mid-April, plus May’s Copa del Rey final against Sevilla after extra time, leaving that Camp Nou reverse at home to the Basque County outfit as the sole recent blot.
Atleti may have put paid to Barca’s Champions League defence five months ago, but Enrique has won all four of his La Liga clashes against Diego Simeone and co since taking over the Catalan giants at the end of 2013/14.
On that basis, the hosts’ 8/13 odds in bwin’s betting look about right.
A look at Atletico Madrid’s betting odds
With Los Blaugrana such warm favourites, Simeone’s men attract appealing 9/2 odds considering they’re on a three-game winning streak in all competitions, at a combined score of 10-0.
Atleti are clearly up against it though, having failed to win any of their past 12 La Liga matches against Barca, while their last triumph of any kind at Camp Nou came over a decade ago.
Los Colchoneros backers looking for a value side wager should keep an eye on the betting about Fernando Torres to bag the last goal.
The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker has a fine recent record against Barca and scored a brace at home to Sporting Gijon over the weekend, despite only featuring for the last 31 minutes.