Real Madrid and Barcelona play each other for the 3rd time in less than one month’s time. The two matches they played in February were Copa Del Rey games; this Saturday, they play in La Liga. And the match taking place at Santiago Bernabeu seems like the last chance for Los Blancos to stop Barça from winning the Spanish title. Can they manage it? Find it out in Real Madrid vs Barcelona prediction & betting tips!
Real Madrid got knocked out in the Copa Del Rey by losing to Barcelona in Madrid on Wednesday. The score was 3:0 for the Catalan side. And that was third Barcelona win in their previous 5 duels. The previous time these two played in La Liga, the score was 5:1 for Barcelona.
That match was played at Camp Nou, but this time, the two play in the Spanish capital. But, that doesn’t seem to play a big role in the duels between these two. Actually, Real Madrid lost to Barcelona 4 times in the previous 5 matches played at Santiago Bernabeu.
But, Los Blancos definitely want to do all in their power to win this game. The main reason is not that they want to get back to their arch-rivals; the main reason is that if they lose on Saturday, they can say farewell to their title dreams.
Actually, even now, the chances that Real Madrid will win La Liga this season seem really slim. Barcelona have 9 points more than Real Madrid, who are at the 3rd place at the moment. But, losing to Barça could also mean trouble with getting to second place on the table.
Barcelona are going for the treble this season. The chances that they’re going to win the trophy in La Liga look pretty bright and the same goes for Copa Del Rey. But, they also want to win the Champions League trophy this year.
They would surely like to get their La Liga job done in time so that they could focus entirely on the elite Euro competition. And beating Real Madrid on Saturday would mean getting one step closer to achieving that goal.
It seems as if Barcelona are starting to get in superb form. After dropping a few points in the first three weeks of February, they’ve started playing amazing once again. A week ago, they beat Sevilla 4:2 in La Liga, before thrashing Real Madrid 3:0 in the Spanish cup. What’s interesting is that in those two games, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored a total of 3 goals each, showing that they’re the ones who’re going to pose the biggest threat to the opponents in the upcoming period.
Of course, Barcelona aren’t just these two guys. As they’ve showed numerous times this season, Barcelona have a huge amount of talent in the team and some of the youngsters are showing really great potential. I’m talking about Demblee, Malcolm, Arthur and Alena Carles, who are starting to get a lot of attention lately. Sure, they might not feature in the first XI against Real, but if needed, they can surely help out.
Real Madrid absentees:
- Marcos Llorente (injury)
- Isco (injury)
- Nacho (suspension)
- Rafinha (injury)
Courtois – Ramos, Varane, Carvajal, Marcelo – Casemiro, Modric, Kroos – Lucas Vazquez, Bale, Benzema
Ter Stegen – Umtiti, Pique, Semedo, Jordi Alba – Busquets, Vidal, Rakitic – Messi, Coutinho, Suarez
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction
Winning on Saturday would practically mean knocking Real Madrid out of the La Liga title race, which is why I’m sure Barcelona will take this match seriously. Whether they’ll succeed, I’m not totally sure, but I’m pretty certain they won’t lose.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Tips
- Double Chance X2 @1.50 (1XBET)
- Barcelona @2.51 (1XBET)