class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The second La Liga Clasico of the season could have a huge impact on the title and we are backing another goal-filled encounter in the Spanish capital
Real Madrid welcome Barcelona to the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano on Saturday evening for what could be a season defining Clasico in La Liga.
Both teams have cut the gap on leaders Atletico, with the Catalans just a point behind Diego Simeone’s men while Los Blancos are three points off top spot and so victory on Saturday for either team would see them end the day at the top of the table.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Latest Odds
Zinedine Zidane’s side come into the game following one of their best performances of the season in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, easing past Liverpool 3-1.
Barca, meanwhile, struggled on Monday night to overcome relegation threatened Valladolid in La Liga, needing a 90th minute Ousmane Dembele strike to claim a 1-0 win.
Madrid are priced at 19/10 (2.90) with bet365 with Barca offered at 6/5 (2.20) and the draw at 14/5 (3.80).
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Team News
The current Spanish champions will be without both first-choice centre-backs with Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varane both missing whilst right-back Dani Carvajal is also likely to be still be sidelined, although Eden Hazard could be available.
Barca remain without Gerard Pique, Ansu Fati, Sergio Roberto and Philippe Coutinho
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The most recent meeting between these two fiercest of rivals came back in October when Real recorded a memorable 3-1 win at Camp Nou, making it three consecutive league Clasicos without a win for Barcelona – their longest barren streak in this fixture since 2013.
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This match generally promises entertainment and Saturday’s fixture should live up to expectations, with Madrid scoring in 24 of their last 25 games and Barca netting 27 of their previous 28.
Furthermore, neither side have been keeping clean sheets with any real regularity, with the Catalans conceding in 11 of their last 16 competitive fixtures and Los Blancos managing just one shutout in their last seven games.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score has paid out in 15 of the last 20 league Clasicos and is available at 1/2 (1.50), but combining this selection with over 2.5 goals sees the odds rise to a much more healthy 4/5 (1.80).
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Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.