Barcelona vs Real Madrid prediction comes before the next La Liga round matchup. This game will be played on Wednesday, December 18, at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. In this match preview, we bring you some betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two Spanish heavyweights.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
The day of the biggest match in Spanish football has come. Barcelona will welcome Real Madrid in a game that will decide the table leader. The thing is that ahead of this game, both teams have an equal number of points, 35 each. The reason why Barcelona is first and real Madrid second is that the Catalan side has a better score difference.
What this means is that with a win, Real Madrid could overtake the top position. Likewise, a win for Barca would make the gap between the two a bit bigger, while a draw would ensure a status quo for at least a while longer.
According to sportsbooks, Barcelona are the favorite here. There are several reasons for this, starting with the fact that the game is played at Camp Nou, where Barcelona have a 100% score this season in La Liga, with 7 wins.
Another reason is that Barcelona are almost completely free of injuries, their only absentee being Ousmane Dembele. Real Madrid, on the other hand, will miss at least four players, including Eden Hazard, who is thought of as one of their most talented players.
Speaking of talent, that’s another department in which Barcelona seem superior to their arch-rivals. This is a team with arguably the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. In addition to the Messiah, Barcelona also have in-form Luis Suarez, as well as Antoine Griezmann who’s just recently started to provide what’s expected from him.
The final reason why Barcelona are expected not to lose this match is that they have a pretty good record with Real Madrid. They haven’t lost their previous six meetings.
Our Barcelona vs Real Madrid prediction: Barcelona
Barcelona vs Real Madrid correct score prediction: 3:1
Barcelona Form and Latest News
They did fail to beat Real Sociedad in the previous round. The game ended 2:2, something which Barca can be satisfied with, considering that the opponent had more goal chances in that game. The reason why they didn’t perform too well in that match probably lies in the fact that they played a Champions League game with Inter just a few days before. And, of course, their minds were probably already set on the game with Real Madrid.
Real Madrid Form and Latest News
Same as Barcelona, Real Madrid also played a draw in their previous game. They played 1:1 with Valencia in an away match. And Los Blancos can be very satisfied with getting one point. They were 1:0 down until the 5th minute of the stoppage time when their top-scorer Benzema scored the equalizer. Speaking of Benzema, he is currently sharing the top spot on the list of most prolific scorers in La Liga for the ongoing season with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Predicted Lineups
Barcelona predicted lineup: ter Stegen – Pique, Umtiti, Roberto, Alba – Busquets, Arthur, de Jong – Messi, Griezmann, Suarez
Real Madrid predicted lineup: Courtois – Varane, Ramos, Carvajal, Nacho – Casemiro, Kroos, Modric – Isco, Bale, Benzema
Other Barcelona vs Real Madrid betting tips:
Over 2.5 goals @1.45
Lionel Messi to score anytime @1.68
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