The current league leaders Real Madrid will meet Fc Barcelona at the Bernabeu Stadium. The kick-off for the match is at 21:00. The referee is Juan Martínez Munuera. We have analysed the teams for you and picked out the best bets.
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What speaks for Real Madrid?
- The top of the table
- Five wins in a row against Barca
- No home defeat in La Liga for over a year
What speaks for FC Barcelona?
- Rising form
- 1113 days without a win – it’s time for a change
- Madrid most likely without Benzema
Our betting tip
- Bet: FC Barcelona +0,25
- Bookmaker: 1xBet
- Odds: 2,03
One of the biggest rivalries in international football is the Clasico between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. In the season so far, Real Madrid has played the more successful football. Coaching legend Carlo Ancelotti has breathed new life into the Real Madrid team and proved himself a worthy successor to successful coach Zinedine Zidane. Barcelona had a difficult first half of the season, but new coach Xavi has found his style and success has returned. This year’s Clasico, however, will not be an entirely classic affair. Real Madrid’s “Los Blancos” (The Whites) will play in a specially created black designer jersey, while Barca will switch to its yellow away kit.
Expert analysis Real Madrid
It was recently reported that Real Madrid wanted to sign Norwegian star striker Erling Haaland – but there was and is a problem within the team from the capital: Karim Benzema is simply not getting any worse. The Frenchman is getting better and better – and it makes little sense to replace the centre-forward. And so it happens that Haaland moves to another club (most probably Manchester City). The fact that Benzema has blossomed so much in the meantime also has to do with his teammates. Vinicius Junior has been playing in Madrid for a few years – but only now under Ancelotti is he the player who can make the difference. With him, Real has a new ace up its sleeve and he has brought momentum to a relatively old team whose framework still consists of old warhorses like Modric, Kroos, Casemiro or Benzema.
Ancelotti and Real Madrid are leading the Primera Division table and there is not much to suggest that any of the Madrilenians’ pursuers could catch up with them. Real Madrid are now also winning games without shining football-wise. In the Champions League, the victory against Paris St. German was mainly due to absolute will, experience and an extraordinarily high level of self-confidence. In addition, Real is extraordinarily strong at home. The last home defeat dates back to 28 September 2021, when they were surprised by Sherif Tiraspol in the Champions League. The last home defeat in La Liga was even longer ago: in January 2021, there was a surprising defeat against Levante.
For the game against Barca, however, coach Ancelotti will most likely have to do without his ace striker. Karim Benzema has not been able to train all week. Mendy and Bale are also unavailable for the Clasico. Possible replacements for the Frenchman are Mariano or Jovic. But the difference in quality between Benzema and these two is enormous.
Expert analysis FC Barcelona
1113 is the number on everyone’s lips in Barcelona at the moment. 1113 is the number of days Barcelona have not won against Real Madrid. And the Catalans want to tick off this number as soon as possible.
Just like Vinicius Junior on the other side, FC Barcelona suddenly has a player in the team who seems to have changed from one day to the next – and makes the difference with his performance. Ousmane Dembele had already been written off as the biggest flop in the club’s history. But since his old buddy from Borussia Dortmund days, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is in town, the winger is a different person. And he can finally prove why he was worth 140 million euros to Barca back then.
At the moment, Barcelona seems to be returning to the performances of days gone by – and are brimming with self-confidence. Only in the Euroleague against Galatasaray Istanbul did the Catalans struggle, but still qualified and will now face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Quarterfinals. In the top match in Madrid, however, the aim is to present the “new” Barca, which in terms of potential is not far away from the Champions League quarter-finalists.
Like Real, Barca will have to do without an important regular player. Right-back Sergino Dest will not be available to Xavi for this match. Pedri, last year’s golden boy whose goal in Istanbul on Thursday was showered with superlatives, will be there, however.
Real Madrid has won the last five meetings between the two sides, while Barca is without a win for six Clasicos in a row – 1113 days. The last win dates back to 2 March 2019, but there have been a total of 281 meetings between the two sides, of which Barcelona have won 115. Real Madrid has even won once by 11-1, but the most frequent result has been a 2-1 for either side.
Our betting prediction for Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona
The form of the last weeks clearly speaks for FC Barcelona. Of course, Real Madrid is currently at the top of the table and have also won the last five Clasicos. But without Karim Benzema in attack, it will not be easy for the team from the capital to hold their own against Xavi’s side.
We, therefore, bet that Barcelona will not lose and take the Asian Handicap +0.25, which is offered by various providers. The highest odds can be found at 1xBet with 2.03! If the game finishes with a draw, half of the stake will be returned. A win pays out the full money.
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