Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid last five H2Hs: Another tight affair anticipated

Barcelona face Atletico Madrid on Sunday night in a crunch match in the La Liga title race. The Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid last five H2Hs indicate that Barcelona should be the more confident of the two sides going into the match, however, the pressure of the match could throw all of that out of the window. Both teams currently sit seven points behind Real Madrid and Girona at the top of the table so any more dropped points could prove to be disastrous.

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid last five H2Hs
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid H2Hs are usually cagey matches – Photo by Icon Sport

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid H2H record

The Barcelona vs Atletico rivalry may not be steeped in as much history and mystique as El Clasico, however, it is still one of the oldest fixtures in Spanish football. In total, the two clubs have played each other on 240 occasions with Barcelona winning more often than Atletico.

  • Barcelona Wins: 108
  • Draws: 56
  • Atletico Madrid Wins: 76

Barcelona have extended their impressive against Atletico Madrid ever since Xavi became the club's manager in November 2021 with the former midfielder unbeaten in matches against Diego Simeone as a coach. Can he extend that record on Sunday night?

Ilkay Gundogan
Ilkay Gundogan will be huge for Barcelona on Sunday – Photo by Icon Sport

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid last five H2Hs

Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid – 18th April 2021

Barcelona faced Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou at the business end of the 2020/21 La Liga season. Both sides were in the midst of a very close title race along with Real Madrid and Diego Simeone's men came to Catalonia with the mindset of not losing. Simeone's parked bus did its job and Atletico went away with a hard-fought point. It would help them to win the title a month later.

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona – 2nd October 2021

Atletico Madrid faced Barcelona at the beginning of the 2021/22 season with pressure building on Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman. Barcelona were struggling for performances and results and Simeone's men capitalised. Thomas Lemar got the opener before Luis Suarez scored against his former club just to rub salt into the Barcelona wounds. A month later Koeman was fired and Xavi was appointed as Barcelona manager.

Barcelona 4-2 Atletico Madrid – 6th February 2022

Xavis' first taste of managerial action against Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid didn't go as expected. Simeone's rigid tactics are famed across Europe Xavi's side refused to be bogged down and turned the match into an open and entertaining one. Barcelona eventually won the thriller 4-2 thanks to goals from Jordi Alba, Gavi, Araujo and Dani Alves.

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona– 8th January 2023

Barcelona visited the Wanda Metropolitano in January 2023 in hot pursuit of their first La Liga title in four years and the first since Xavi returned to the club as manager. Atletico Madrid were still just about in the title race but their loss here put a huge dent in their belief with Simeone's tactics questioned heavily afterwards. On the night, a solitary goal from Ousmane Dembele earned Barca the three points.

Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid – 23rd April 2023

The most recent Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid H2H took place in April 2023 with Barcelona on the brink of winning the La Liga title. Atletico knew that a win would keep their faint hopes of winning the league alive but they came up short courtesy of a goal from Ferran Torres just before the break. Barcelona would lift the La Liga trophy a month later while Atletico finished eleven points behind them in third.

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid H2H
Barcelona won 1-0 the last time the two sides met – Photo by Icon Sport

Potential MVP – Antoine Griezmann

Before this season, many people believed that Antoine Griezmann's best years were behind him but the Frenchman has thrived in Diego Simeone's more aggressive system. Griezmman is playing better than ever at the top end of the pitch and has netted nine league goals so far for Atletico. He trails Jude Bellingham by two goals in the Golden Boot race and would love nothing more than to get on the scoresheet against his former team on Sunday.

Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann is in the form of his life – Photo by Icon Sport

Key trend

Looking at the Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid last five H2Hs, it's a rarity that both teams get on the scoresheet in the same match. It has only happened once in the last six matches between the two clubs with the fixture typically very cagey. We expect a similar type of match here and are predicting a bore 0-0 draw. For more in-depth tips, check out our Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid prediction.

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Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.