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La Liga – FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Barcelona welcome Real Madrid for yet another Clasico meeting between the sworn rivals in La Liga on Sunday at Camp Nou.

After finishing third in 2019/20, Barcelona enter the clash down in a disappointing eighth in La Liga this season. The Blaugrana have collected just 15 points from their opening eight games. Therefore, they’ll be determined to make up ground – starting with a Clasico win this weekend.

Real Madrid, in comparison, are in third place in the league standings with 17 points from as many matches. Los Blancos won’t be short on motivation for their clash, especially as a defeat will see them slip behind their rivals.

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Stats and facts for Barcelona and Real Madrid.

  • Barcelona unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row at home;
  • Barcelona has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home;
  • Barcelona scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Barcelona’s last 3 of 5 matches.
  • Real Madrid scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Real Madrid’s last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Real Madrid conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Both teams scored in Real Madrid’s last 7 of 9 matches.

Current form — Barcelona v. Real Madrid

The Blaugrana keep target in sight

It is difficult to point a finger at recent results for Barcelona, as they have performed according to their level. Ronald Koeman’s side look back on their last 3 matches with some decent results. Against Atletico Madrid, they were left empty-handed in a 2-0 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Valencia in a 3-1 win. They followed that up with a 1-0 win against Dynamo Kyiv in their most recent outing.

Los Blancos can build on recent win

It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Real Madrid with performances showing little sign of stability. Carlo Ancelotti’s side suffered a couple of disappointments in their last 3 matches as they were run over by FC Sheriff in a 1-2 defeat. Espanyol also proved too hard to handle as they won 2-1 before they were able to strike back last time out in a 0-5 win against Shakhtar Donetsk.

According to the bookmakers, Real Madrid are favourites to win. Betting on the away win will get you odds of 2.45, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 41% chance of taking all 3 points at Camp Nou. For placing your bet on Barcelona, the best price at the time of writing is 2.90.

Barcelona v. Real Madrid — fixture history

The last match between these two clubs was a La Liga match back on 10 April 2021 and saw Real Madrid claim a 2-1 victory.

Barcelona have been able to win 40% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming Real Madrid in the La Liga. In other words, they have a 4-3-3 recent record, with the latter winning 30% of the matches.

The past 10 matches between Barcelona and Real Madrid have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals on Sunday.

Current table in the La Liga

Top goalscorer

It is difficult to look past Karim Benzema when searching for a goalscorer. He seems unstoppable and hit the target 6 times in the last 6 matches for Real Madrid.

With 2 goals in the last 6 matches for Barcelona, Memphis Depay is the player to look out for the home side, as he will be gunning for more goals on Sunday.