Free Tips For Real Madrid Vs Barcelona (2nd March)
The latest renewal of El Clásico Kicks-off at 7.45p.m. on Saturday (March 2), which is a real treat for football fans considering that the last match between Real Madrid and Barcelona only took place on Wednesday.
This week’s 3-0 win for Barcelona at the Bernabéu came in the second leg of the Cop del Ray semi-final between the two sides and, despite a spirited effort by Real, Barcelona clearly raised their game for the big occasion to secure a place in the final.
Of course, this Saturday’s match takes place in La Liga, so the big question is can Real Madrid turn the form around and secure a win that would see them close the gap to six points at the top of the table?
Check out our stats, analysis, and free tips for El Clásico.
Real Madrid’s Home Form
Real Madrid are certainly a better team now than in the first half of the season, but it’s hard to have confidence in them considering they’ve lost at home to both Real Sociedad and Girona in La Liga already this year, whilst, of course, they also lost 3-0 to Barcelona on Wednesday.
Real did enjoy some strong periods in that match and were probably unlucky not to score having created several chances. But it’s still difficult to be convinced that they’ll be able to capitalise on all the chances they are likely to create against the league leaders here.
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Barcelona’s Away Form
The last time Barcelona were beaten on their travels in La Liga was back in September. They have been beaten by both Levante and Sevilla in the away legs of their Copa del Ray matches but bounced back from both those defeats to win convincingly on aggregate over the two-legs. That suggests they can step up a gear when they need to, and they should see a victory here as a chance to all but wrap up the La Liga Title.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Head-To-Heads At The Bernabéu
Barcelona have simply owned this fixture in recent seasons, winning the last four meetings between the two teams at The Bernabéu. Their victories have also been convincing ones, winning 0-3, 0-3, 2-3, and 0-4.
Real Madrid may also consider that they’re unlikely to win La Liga this year even with a victory here, so it’s easy to imagine they’ll have one eye on Tuesday’s Champions League match against Ajax. Barcelona don’t have that worry as they don’t host Lyon in the Champions League until the following week.
Barcelona’s superiority in this fixture in recent seasons, coupled with having the chance to open up a nine-point gap over Real Madrid, makes the odds for a Barcelona win look very attractive, especially as Real Madrid have a Champions League match four days later.
Real Madrid have also won their last three Champions League titles by playing attacking football, so it’s hard to see them trying to change tactics despite Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat against Barcelona.
Even if they tried to defend more, the intimidation tactics used so effectively against other big teams by Sergio Ramos are unlikely to phase the equally crazy Luis Suarez. Hopefully, that means this will be another high-scoring affair and, with more than four goals having being scored in four of the last six renewals of this fixture, any prices above even-money about more than 3.5 goals are worth taking.
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