So many things are going right for Barcelona FC this season that even a strong team like Atletico Madrid has tough odds against them for a victory or a tie. Most bookmakers have Atletico at 10 to 1 odds to win and 6 to 1 odds to tie. Practically 25% return on investment if you pick Barcelona for the win but against a team like Atletico Madrid, that might not be a smart idea but you can expect many punters to bet hard on Barca. That is the Barcelona Atletico Madrid betting odds are 1.25 for Barcelona to win.
What is going right for Barcelona this season? Almost everything. Their arch rivals Real Madrid FC have lost a few games this season and it has allowed Barca a chance to make a huge lead, possibly large enough that they might have already won La Liga this season! Lionel Messi has set the world record for most goals in a calendar season beating out Gerd Mueller with 86 goals and a few games remaining to increase that lead. Messi is just unstoppable and he is set to win his 4th Fifa player of the year, which is also a record. That goes to show how good the 25 year old Argentine star is. Possibly the best footballer to have ever played the game.
Oh and Barcelona have played 15 games so far this season winning 14 games and drawing one in the Spanish Primera Division. This is the best start in La Liga history beating a few records, one that was previously set by Real Madrid. The team is nearly perfect and Messi has been scoring 1 to 2 goals a game and that's not to take anything away from his all star team, every player is capable of scoring. There is no other team like Barcelona right now.
Enough about Barcelona. Atletico Madrid are no slouches either. In 15 games they have 37 points, 5 more than Real Madrid and they rely heavily on Radamel Falcao who is an amazing striker and is nominated for the 2012 Puskas award for best goal of the year.
Barcelona have a goals differential of 33 while Atl Madrid have a differential of 22. This should prove to be a match worth just as much entertainment as el Clasico!