Real Madrid vs Barcelona should be the most interesting Sunday fight in Spanish La Liga during the 26th Round, which will be held at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, in Madrid. Very likely, that this El Classico will decide the next leader of the La Liga as between teams at the moment only 2 points difference. Both had difficulties at the season’s beginning, however, they now have more than 10 points difference with the nearest chasers. Most exciting, that Catalonians lead the h2h by 3 wins out of the last 5 games. And in general, Barcelona won 3 last matches at Santiago Bernabéu, even more, saved clean sheets in all these games. Will Zinedine Zidane and Los Blancos score this time and win over the Catalonians? Read our thoughts about this anticipating La Liga El Classico Real Madrid vs Barcelona and get the best betting advice here below.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Los Blancos had a really struggling last period as they won only once during their last 5 matches. In Spanish la Liga they surprisingly lost to Levante at the end in the fully dominating match. Earlier, they failed to win over the Celta Vigo at Santiago Bernabeu, however, also they were better in almost all positions. The biggest difficulty at the moment is the weak realization of dangerous moments. In Copa del Rey, they lost in a very productive and active match against Real Sociedad with a 3:4 result. So the failed to qualify into the next round and finished their path at the Quarter-final stage in this tournament.
The biggest challenge was the meeting against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League. Knowing how weak they are so far, no one expected any other result but Manchester win. At Santiago Bernabeu, they lost one of the most important season’s matches over the Citizens and even more complicates the situation and chances to qualify into the Quarter Final. Moreover, Sergio Ramos will miss the game at Etihad Stadium due to red card, in Manchester, what will make an even bigger hole in their defense.
It’s hard to imagine the Meringues winning easily against Barcelona even at home ground. The last results between these clubs show us absolutely different tendencies. Catalonians won 4 out of 5 last games at Santiago Bernabeu and looks like they will continue dominating in El Classico.
Barca feels much more comfortable lately and faced only 1 defeat in Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao in their last 5 meetings. During the La Liga, they lost also to Valencia in the last 5 games, however, stand at the 1st place in standings and lead the best form list. In LL they are 1st with 2 points difference against Real Madrid which is in second place. So for Barcelona defeat will not be decisive at all, but if Barca will win one more game at Santiago Bernabeu, the difference in points will be very difficult to overcome for the club from the Spain capital. As we mentioned before, Barca have a leading result of the recent El Classico meetings.
The biggest challenge for Barca should be the strong defence of Madridistas, as even this area looks most confident lately. But we can also see how dangerous guests can be in attack, as they already scored 62 goals in 25 matches. Barca scores by 2 goals on average, during the last 5 official games against Real Madrid, in Madrid.
Barcelona played a draw against SSC Napoli in the last UEFA Champions League game. This is far from the weak result, but also, they could play much better. Maybe Genaro Gattuso’s solid character gave more confidence in defence for Neapolitans. For away match, this is good enough result. So at Camp Nou, they can fully take a home advantage and win the game against Napoli. Moreover, the main players will have almost 1 weak without matches between El Classico and the next confrontation against Real Sociedad.
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