Barcelona – Real Madrid : Preview & Prediction
You waited for him all, here he is! On Sunday, starting at 16:15, the kick-off of the first Clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be given on the lawn of the legendary stadium of Camp Nou. Leaders of La Liga after 9 days – 18 points out of 27 possible – Barcelona are not in the shape of their lives, it is clear, but still benefit from the mistrust of the competition to dominate the Spanish championship. On the Madrid side, the deal is even less glowing, as the three-time European champions have gleaned just 14 points out of the 27 achievable since the start of the year. Unable to win any league game since September 22 – a draw and three losses – Sergio Ramos and company put their coach – Julen Lopetegui – in danger, which several serious media announce sacked in case of an unfavorable result in this event. Clasico.
You will have easily understood, the atmosphere is not so good in the ranks of Real and, despite the success acquired in the Champions League against Plzen Wednesday (2-1), the move to the side of Catalonia s very complicated announcement. However, since everything is not “black”, the men of the capital will be able to rely on the absence of Lionel Messi in the ranks of Barcelona, injured in the elbow for three good weeks. An injury that is not trivial, since it will make Clasico Sunday, the first without Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for ten years. When we know that these two scored 8 of the 18 goals scored in the last Clasicos, we say that the meeting will be cantoned perhaps this time more duels and tackles supported.
Real Madrid have only won one of their last eight official trips.
Despite his bad luck, Real still comes to beat Plzen in the Champions League. If all is not rosy, watch out for the “wounded beast” then, for the Blaugranas.
Barça have only won two of their last four home games.
In the Spanish league, the Catalans remain notably on a victory (Sevilla FC) and two draws (Girona, Bilbao) at Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi, 4 goals in the last 4 games of Barça, is missing for this Clasico.
An absence that remains problematic and forces Barcelona to play differently. We saw it against Inter in the LDC (2-0), everything is not hyper oil without La Pulga.
The latest Clasico gave birth to a parity score (2-2, already at Camp Nou).
In this Clasico which seems slightly to the advantage of Barcelona, the odds offered by the bookmakers remains quite low given the various key points mentioned above. On the contrary, the value proposed for a draw is very interesting, and is not so illogical to play when we look carefully at the context of the game. Without Ronaldo – gone to Turin – nor Messi – injured – the match could be much more disputed than in recent years and be bitter in all areas of the field. That’s why, without hesitation, our experts in football predictions advise you to turn to the draw on Sunday. Once is not custom.
Barcelona – Real Madrid : Betting Tips
Barcelona – Win Odds: 2.00
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70