By any realistic measure Barcelona are having a great season. They’re 28 games in and haven’t lost yet. They’re on top of the league and on pace for 96 points. They’re also 15 points clear of hated rivals Real Madrid. The problem, if it’s even reasonable to call it that, is that Atletico Madrid is also having a strong season. They’re in second place, only five points behind, and on pace for 89 points.

Barcelona (-139) host Atletico (+375) on Sunday (10:15 a.m. ET), in a match that has the potential to either launch a title race if Atleti can upset the hosts, or effectively end it all together should Barcelona prevail.

What makes this top-of-the-table matchup so interesting is that it doesn’t play to either team’s strengths.

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