BAR vs ATL Dream11 Match Prediction: Defending La Liga winners FC Barcelona will be taking on the runners up of last season Atletico Madrid for the Spanish Super Cup semi-final round at the King Abdullah Sports City in Saudi Arabia. The Catalans currently find themselves at the top of the league with 40 points, whereas, Diego Simeone’s Atletico unit is getting back into the groove with three consecutive wins in the league which now positions them at the third spot with 35 points.
Date- Friday, January 10
Kick-Off- 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue- King Abdullah Sports City
Marc-Andre ter Stegan is in doubt to start due to a bad knee which should make way for Neto to guard the goal. Ousmane Dembele and Arthur are also unlikely to start due to injuries. Ernesto Valverde should opt for Frankie De Jong to accompany Sergio Busquets and Vidal in midfield. Messi, Suarez and Griezmann should remain the obvious front three. Samuel Umtiti and Sergio Roberto should be back in defence.
Diego Costa remains on the sidelines due to injury, while Thomas Lemar and Sime Vrasaljko are doubtful to start. Alvaro Morata and Jaoa Felix might have to make way for Sergio Camello in the line of attack. Koke and Angel Correa should feature out wide. Jose Gimenez and Mario Hermoso would be battling for a spot at centre-back.
BAR (Expected Playing 11)- Neto; Alba, Umtiti, Pique, Roberto; F D Jong, S Busquets, A Vidal; Grizmann, L Suarez, L Messi, A Griezmann
ATL (Expected Playing 11)- Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Gimenez, Lodi; Correa, Niguez, Partey, Koke; Morata, Felix
Lionel Messi has been sensational as always. The Barcelona talisman has 13 goals, six assists and a pass accuracy of 81.3% from 1171 minutes in the league this season.
Angel Correa has had a positive influence in Atletico Madrid’s midfield. The 24-year-old has three goals, five assists and a pass accuracy of 77.4% from 14 appearances in the league this season.
Luis Suarez has also been pivotal in the attack for Barcelona. The veteran centre-forward has 11 goals, seven assists and a pass accuracy of 74.7% from 1279 minutes in the La Liga this season.
Alvaro Morata will be a threat in attack for Atletico. The Spaniard has seven goals and an assist from 16 appearances in the league with a pass accuracy of 70.4%
Barcelona might just be able to nick a win due to the individual brilliance up top.
Defenders- J Alba, J Gimenez, K Trippier
Midfielders- F D Jong, T Partey, S Niguez, Koke
Forwards- L Suarez (VC), A Greizmann, L Messi (C)
Goalkeeper- J Oblak
Defenders- S Umtiti, K Trippier, J Gimenez
Midfielders- S Roberto, S Busquets, T Partey, S Niguez
Forwards- L Suarez, L Messi (VC), A Correa (C)
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