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El Clasico: Real Madrid Vs Barcelona Prediction

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The stage is set for another highly anticipated El Clasico match between eternal rivals, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Ready to make a BIG PAYOUT from this? Follow our prediction here!!!

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El Clasico Is Here

The stage is set for another highly anticipated El Clasico match between eternal rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Santiago Bernabeu stadium will once again buzz with excitement as fans eagerly await the La Liga clash between Carlos Ancelotti's squad and Xavi's men on Sunday, April 21, at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, with the kickoff set at 8:00 pm.

This will be the second meeting of the season between the two rival teams in the Spanish top tier, with the previous game resulting in a 2-1 victory for Real Madrid. As always, the game is another huge opportunity for our readers to make money via successful bets, which is why we have collated the most important information to help you predict correctly and MAKE MONEY!!

Real Madrid currently tops the La Liga table for the 2023-2024 season with 78 points from 31 matches. With just seven games left, the Los Blancos look poised to secure the Spanish top-tier title.

Meanwhile, Barcelona is in second place with 70 points and will aim to challenge their arch-rivals in the remaining fixtures of the season.

While Barcelona’s desire to win the El Clasico is strong, they are also conscious of the fact that a victory would narrow the gap between them and Los Blancos to just 5 points with only six matches left in the season. 

It's worth noting that anything can happen in football, and Barcelona will be looking to compete for the La Liga title after PSG thwarted their hopes of winning the Champions League. 

Form

Both rival teams are in top form, with world-class players ready to showcase their skills and stake their claim on the title of the best team in Spain. 

Real Madrid 

Real Madrid have been in fantastic form this season in the  La Liga campaign, boasting an impressive record of 24 wins, 6 draws, and 1 loss. This outstanding performance has placed the Los Blancos at the top of the La Liga table with 78 points. 

Their home form has been particularly strong, with 13 victories, 2 draws, and 0 losses, while their away form is also commendable, with 11 wins, 4 draws, and 1 loss. In their last five matches, Real Madrid have been on a winning streak, securing 4 victories and 1 draw. 

They recently showcased their strength by winning 3 consecutive La Liga games before eliminating Manchester City from the Champions League in a fierce clash that ended in a 4-3 penalty shootout on Wednesday, April 17. Altogether, in this season, Real Madrid have scored a total of 67 goals in the La Liga campaign.


Barcelona

FC Barcelona are currently in excellent form with 21 wins, 7 draws, and 3 losses in the La Liga. Xavi Hernandez's side currently sit in 2nd place out of 20 teams, amassing 70 points. Their home form is impressive with 12 wins, 1 draw, and 3 losses, while their away form is exceptional with 9 wins, 6 draws, and 0 losses.

Following their 0-1 away win at Cadiz, FC Barcelona are on a 4-match winning streak and remain unbeaten in their last 10 matches, keeping clean sheets in their last 6 games in the league. In addition, the Catalan giant have won 6 of their last 8 matches in La Liga and so far, and have scored a total of 62 goals this season in La Liga. 

Verdict: In this regard, Real Madrid comes out on top.  

Key Players 

While any player could make the difference between the two teams at the Santiago Bernabeu, both teams have multiple genuine superstars with incredible abilities to turn the tie in their team's favour. Let's take a look at some of these players: 

Real Madrid

Real Madrid have been reaping the benefits of some of their players performing exceptionally this season. Key players like Jude Bellingham, Vinicius Junior, and Rodrygo have stepped up as standout performers for the team since the beginning of the season, consistently delivering top performances for Los Blancos as they approach the crucial stages of the season. 

Barcelona 

Key players to watch out for in the Blaugrana squad include the insanely talented Lamine Yamal, experienced finisher Robert Lewandowski, and live-wire winger, Raphinha. Meanwhile, former Manchester City midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, stands out as an exceptional player for Barcelona, capable of creating multiple scoring opportunities.


Verdict: In this regard, both teams would have been on par, but Real Madrid edges it, as they have a goalscoring difference-maker in midfield, Jude Bellingham.   

Head To Head 

Overall, there have been 256 El Clasico clashes with Real Madrid coming out victorious in a total of 104 games, while FC Barcelona claimed 100 victories. In addition, the rivalry has seen 52 draws. Real Madrid have scored 430 goals compared to FC Barcelona's 417. When playing at home, Real Madrid have secured 65 wins, while FC Barcelona has won 63 matches. 

Verdict: Here, it's as close as ever, so we rule it a match.  

Team News 

Real Madrid

Real Madrid will have all their star players including Vinicius, Rodrygo, and Rudiger ready and fit for their highly anticipated showdown against Barcelona. Despite concerns over minor injuries that will sideline the likes of Courtois and David Alaba, the Los Blancos squad are looking strong and ready to take on their arch-rivals in what promises to be a thrilling match.

Barcelona 

With no new injury casualty, Barcelona will be aiming to put together their strongest lineup for the highly anticipated El Clasico showdown against Real Madrid, as they strive for a victory under the leadership of manager Xavi.


Verdict: Another close match. However, we need to consider the fact that Real Madrid played a gruelling 120 minutes against Man City while seeing less of the ball. They'll most likely be physically suboptimal and would have a day less to prepare for the game. So, we give this to Barcelona. 

Real Madrid Vs Barcelona Possible Line-ups

Real Madrid: A Lunin (GK), F Mendy, A Rudiger, Nacho, L Vazquez, L Modric, F Valverde, A Tchouameni, J Bellingham, B Diaz, and Joselu.


Barcelona: Ter Stegen, J Kounde, R Araujo, P Cubarsi, J Cancelo, F de Jong, I Gundogan, P Gonzalez, Raphinha, L Nasraqui Ebana and R Lewandowski.

Real Madrid Vs Barcelona Kickoff Time

The El Clasico match will take place on Sunday, April 21, at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The kickoff is at 8:00 p.m.

Real Madrid Vs Barcelona Match Prediction

In what promises to be a fierce and thrilling battle, it is difficult to predict the outcome. However, based on recent performances and form, we predict a Real Madrid win as they have the psychological advantage (win over Manchester City and playing at home), better form etc. For this option, Betking is offering 2.36 odds, and you should take advantage if you can risk it. However, Barcelona are no easy opponents, so we advise a 1x stake for you. 
 

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Sofoluwe Mayowa is an experienced youth team coach, football analyst, and sports writer with over seven years of experience. His role at Betting Tips Africa focuses on: > Football analysis > Betting tips and predictions > Sportsbook analysis and testing.