Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Betting Preview

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Match Preview

One of world football’s most heated rivalries, El Clásico, will take place on Sunday as Real Madrid hosts Barcelona. Both sides go into the clash in contrasting form with Los Blancos looking to inflict more pain on their greatest foe.

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Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid had a great week, progressing in the UEFA Champions League after knocking off Manchester City on penalties. Holding an eight-point lead in the league standings heading into the contest, beating Barca for a third time this season will almost surely give Real the title.

Since being eliminated from the Copa del Rey, Real has gone unbeaten in their last 16 matches (10-6-0). They have won their last four matches in LaLiga, including a 1-0 victory at Mallorca last time out. Los Blancos have also kept a clean sheet in three of their last four LaLiga outings, showing how hard it is to break them down.

In contrast, Barcelona’s 13-game unbeaten run across all competitions came to a halt on Tuesday in the Champions League. A 4-1 defeat at home to PSG sent the Catalans crashing out of the competition. Attentions will now turn back to the domestic league, where Xavi’s side will have to claim three points in order to remain in the title race.

Barca’s LaLiga form has been excellent, with eight wins from their last 10 outings and four victories on the bounce. They have not conceded in any of their last six games in the competition, which is quite impressive. With that said, they will face their greatest enemy, where they will have to do quite well to maintain their clean sheet streak going.

Match Facts

Date: Sunday, 21 April, 2024

Kickoff Time: 21:00 CET (15:00 ET/12:00 PT)

Location: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Predicted Lineups

Real Madrid: Lunin; Carvajal, Nacho, Rüdiger, Mendy; Tchouameni, Kroos, Valverde; Bellingham; Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr

Barcelona: ter Stegen; Koundé, Araujo, Cubarsí, Cancelo; Gündoğan, Christensen, De Jong; Lamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Odds

Via Bet365

Real Madrid Win1.80
Barcelona Win4.00
Both Teams Score Y/N1.53 / 2.50
Over / Under 2.5 Goals1.53 / 2.37

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction

Real Madrid win at 1.80

Both squads have two injuries, meaning we can expect to see very strong starting 11s. Going into this match, Real will likely be favourites. They will be in a better mood given how the midweek matches went for both sides. Keep in mind though, that Barcelona really needs a win here, as a defeat will quash their last chance at a trophy this term.

This matchup is between the only unbeaten team at home in LaLiga, versus the sole team undefeated away from home. That makes an interesting storyline. However, seeing that Real has not lost at home in any competition this season, it is hard to see that changing, even against Barcelona.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Tips

Over 2.5 goals at 1.53

Expect goals in this fixture, as 11 of the last 12 competitive matches between the pair had more than 2.5 goals. This is despite the fact that Real has only had one game in their last four with over 2.5 goals. That is in contrast to Barca, who has been part of four matches with 2.5 goals in their last six.

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Moreover, there is a very high chance of both teams scoring in this one, especially Real. Los Blancos have been kept off the clean sheet just once all season. Similarly, Barca has scored in all but three games all season. Therefore, we can expect another intense El Clásico with goals involved.

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