Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Preview & Prediction
This Sunday, if Ligue 1 will be exciting with the clash between Lyon and AS Monaco, all the lights will be focused on the “clasico” between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
Once again, he will be decisive in the title race, as Real Madrid will have a hand on the trophy in case of victory over FC Barcelona. Currently, Les Meringue are 3 points ahead of the Blaugranas.
Unfortunately, for this “clasico”, several important elements will be absent, Bale, Pepe and Varane for Real Madrid or Mascherano, Vidal, Rafinha and especially, Neymar for Barça.
Beware, under the era Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid has not yet defeated before FC Barcelona, a 2-1 victory at the Nou Camp in April 2016 (2-1) and a draw in December 2016 (1- 1).
All the lights are green for Real Madrid, especially that the partners of Cristiano Ronaldo (19 goals) are in confidence after their qualification for the ½ finals of the Champions League, while the Barça was released by the Juventus of Turin .
This week, Real Madrid won 4-2 in front of Bayern Munich, while FC Barcelona were hung at home by the Turin (0-0). The trio “MSN” lives a rather average end of season.
In the Spanish Championship, Real Madrid is unbeaten on its lands in 2016-2017. The Madrid side have just been hung by Atlético Madrid (1-1), but their last defeat at Santiago Bernabeu goes back to March 5, 2016.
On the side of FC Barcelona, it will be imperative to win to stay in the title race, especially that the Real has 3 points ahead with a game less.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Direct Matches
In La Liga, FC Barcelona has had some failures in recent months, notably in A Coruña (1-2) and lastly in Malaga (0-2). These two reverses confirm Barça’s defensive difficulties, although the Catalans are more solid than the Madrid, 30 goals conceded against 33 for Real.
FC Barcelona will have to attack to try to win, but without Neymar, the offensive sector is still diminished. Beware, Real can be satisfied with a draw, so the Madriders could be more cautious.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Betting Tips
X2 – Odds: 1.75
Over 3,5 goals – Odds: 2.10