Barcelona vs Real Madrid Soccer Predictions and Betting : The Spanish league La Liga returned last week after a couple of international fixtures for the players. While the underdogs have got some important wins under their belt, the giants are yet to get back to the groove in the league.
On Saturday, one of the biggest rivalries in the sport returns when Barcelona take on Real Madrid in a home game. The ‘El Clasico’ has managed to produce football of the highest order over the years and is expected to be a high voltage contest on Saturday.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Soccer Predictions and Betting Summary
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Soccer Predictions and Betting : Recent form
Barcelona are coming off a forgettable season where they went trophyless for the entire season. Their La Liga season wasn’t that great after finishing 2nd in the points table.
In addition to that, their campaign in Copa Del Rey and Supercopa de Espana was short lived. But their biggest humiliation came at the hands of Bayern Munich when the Spanish club were thrashed in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions league. But it seems that they have learnt their lesson and have emerged stronger this season.
In the last 8 games, they have managed 6 wins, 1 draw and a loss which means that they are getting back to winning ways. They have 20 goals in 8 games translating to 2.50 goals per game.
In contrast, Real Madrid had a wonderful season with two trophies in the 2019 edition. They were the La Liga champions and went on to win Supercopa de espana comfortably. But their campaign in Europe didn’t go as expected with round of 16 defeat against Manchester City.
With Gareth Bale loaned out to Spurs, everyone expected Madrid to be in a spot of bother. But they have played some quality football with 4 wins, 1 draw and a loss in the last 6 games. They are currently 3rd in the table and a win against their arch nemesis can give them that extra boost for the upcoming games.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid prediction and betting analysis: Head-to-head
Real Madrid: 19
Last 5 matches: Barcelona – 2, Real Madrid – 1, Draw – 2.
Recent Meeting: Real Madrid scored two goals in recent meeting on 1st March 2020 in a La Liga fixture. While Barcelona failed to score any goal.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid prediction and betting analysis: Offensive and defensive stats
The Barcelona will field a 4-2-3-1 formation that has provided them with a lot of success over the years. The Real Madrid will come in with a 4-3-3 combination to counter hosts’ tacking at the Camp Nou.
Even though the Barcelona is going to miss the services of Luis Suarez, the attack still has Fati and Griezmann to support an all-time great like Lionel Messi.
Messi will carry the attack like he has done on numerous occasions in the past. The Argentine has 11 goals in the last 15 games along with 88.3% pass rate and 4.4 shots on target per game. Antoine
Griezmann will have to assume more responsibility for this season who has 9 goals and an assist in 15 games. He also gives 1.6 shots on target and 0.9 key passes per game along with a passing accuracy of 83.9%.
The 17-year old Ansu Fati has impressed everyone with 3 goals in 3 games and looks like a future prospect for the team.
For Madrid, Karim Benzema will lead the forward with his exceptional finishing skills. He has 2 goals and an assist in 7 appearances along with 85.2% pass accuracy and 3.8 shots on target per game.
Vinicius Junior will accompany Benzema and has been in good form. The youngster has netted on 4 occasions in the last 8 outings along with 87.6% pass accuracy, 3 shots on target and 0.5 key passes. Lucas Vazquez is a versatile defender who will have to create more chances for the strikers.
Looking at the defense, Barcelona looks formidable with the likes of Pique, Alba, Roberto and Lenglet in the eleven.
Gerrard Pique will have to tackle better but he manages to have 92.3% pass accuracy so far along with 2.2 interceptions and 3.2 clears per game so far.
Jordi Alba is exceptional in aerial duels, ball interception and counter attacks extremely well. He has a pass success of 85.5%, 0.7 shots per match and 1.3 clears per match.
Sergi Roberto should play a crucial role in guarding the backlines. He enjoys 88.9% success and is exceptional in the air with 1 aerial won per game.
The Madrid defense looks formidable with the services of Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Varane and Nacho.
Sergio Ramos is known for his tackles and is their prime defender. He has 93.2% pass accuracy, 1.4 tackles, 1.6 interceptions and 1.9 clears per game in the recent past.
Marcelo is yet another quality in the side who has 84% pass success along with 1.5 tackles, 0.5 interception and 0.5 clear so far. On the whole, it still seems that Barcelona has a slight edge over Real Madrid going into the match.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid prediction and betting analysis:
The epic clash between the two arch rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid is scheduled in Camp Nou at 4pm local time. The rivalry is set to unravel yet again with both the teams going hard at each other.
The betting platforms and prediction experts have given a clear edge for Barcelona in this battle with Real Madrid not far behind in this contest. The fans would be hoping for a nail biting finish when these two giants meet.