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Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Match Preview, Best Odds and Tips

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Our betting experts preview the Copa del Rey match between Real Madrid and Barcelona and offer team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

On Thursday, the latest Classico at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu sees home team Real Madrid up against Barcelona. This is the first of a two-legged Copa del Rey semi-final contest between the two great rivals. The winner will play either Athletic Club or Osasuna in the final.

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Real Madrid Form

In their last three matches, Real Madrid won 0-2 and 2-5 against first Osasuna then Liverpool, before drawing 1-1 against Atletico Madrid. In their last six Copa del Rey home matches, Carlo Ancelotti’s side have four wins, no draws and two defeats. They scored 19 and conceded 11 goals.

Barcelona Form

In their last three matches, Barcelona won 2-0 win against Cadiz, lost 2-1 against Manchester United and lost 1-0 against Almeria. The Blaugrana claimed a remarkable four wins from six away matches in the Copa del Rey, as well as no draw but two defeats. They also banged in 17 goals, whilst conceding nine.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Stats

Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Real Madrid and Barcelona. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.

  • Real Madrid have scored in 31 of the last 32 matches
  • In 12 of the last 14 home matches Real Madrid played, both teams scored
  • Real Madrid have not lost 20 of the last 22 home matches
  • Real Madrid have scored in 16 of the last 17 home matches
  • In 8 of the last 10 Real Madrid home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Barcelona have not lost the last 13 matches in a row
  • Barcelona have won the last 4 matches in a row without conceding a goal
  • Barcelona have won 14 of the last 16 matches
  • Barcelona have scored in the last 13 matches in a row
  • Barcelona have won the last 9 away matches in a row

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Tips

Full-time result

Real Madrid won seven of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, drawing two and losing one as well. Barcelona won eight from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew zero and lost two in this run. Real Madrid didn’t lose any of their previous 6 matches nor their last six at home.

Both teams to score

Real Madrid scored first in six of their last ten home games. Astonishingly, Barcelona scored the opening goal of the match in nine of their last ten games. Real Madrid managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. Barcelona have scored in 3 consecutive away meetings with Real Madrid.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Real Madrid, who scored an average of 2.6 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals appeared in four of the last ten matches that Barcelona played across all tournaments. They scored 1.4 times on average in the process.

Match predictions: Real Madrid vs Barcelona

To sum up, the upcoming match between Real Madrid and Barcelona seems to be a good betting opportunity.

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