Real Madrid - Barcelona betting predictions, tips and odds
Real Madrid and Barcelona will square off at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, March 1, in the second El Clasico of the 2019-20 La Liga season. Here we have our Real Madrid v Barcelona match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.
Real Madrid v Barcelona betting preview and match odds
Real Madrid enters the fray on the back of a disappointing 1-0 defeat on the road at Levante, with the hosts scoring a superb goal in the 78th minute. This defeat really came at the wrong moment for Los Blancos, as they were at the top of the La Liga table with one more point than the eternal rivals, Barcelona. This means that Real Madrid has now switched places with Barcelona, as the Blaugrana managed to win their clash with Eibar in a comfortable manner. Furthermore, Zidane’s men have a difficult trip to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday to measure their forces with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
It has to be said that Real Madrid hasn’t been at their best at all recently, having won just once in their last four competitive games. Firstly, they were eliminated by Real Sociedad from the Copa del Rey following an unexpected 3-4 home loss. Secondly, they only managed to draw 2-2 at home against Celta Vigo a fortnight ago before losing at Levante this Saturday. The only positive thing for Real Madrid ahead of this meeting with Barcelona is their home form, as they have only lost once in the last 15 games at the Santiago Bernabeu. Surprisingly, Real Madrid is being seen as favorites by the bookmakers ahead of this game, as they are priced at odds of 2.20 with Bet365.
Barcelona, on the other hand, has been alternating victories with defeats over the past month and a half, but overall they did well to secure seven wins in their last ten domestic games. The Blaugrana head makes this trip to Santiago Bernabeu in high spirits as they are currently on a four-game winning streak in La Liga. Last weekend, Barcelona managed to secure a comfortable 5-0 home victory over Eibar, with Lionel Messi finally finding the back of the net after over 350 minutes without a single goal to his belt. However, the Argentine superstar managed to score four goals past Eibar, which isn’t the best thing for Real Madrid’s sloppy defense.
Their recent win combined with Real Madrid’s loss against Levante has put Barcelona in 1st place in the La Liga table, two points more than Zidane’s men. One negative thing about Barcelona’s performance this season is their away form, as they have only won five of their twelve league trips. Actually, Barca has only won once in their last four league trips, which isn’t great as Real Madrid is the 2nd best home team in the division at the moment. With Real Madrid being the favorites for this clash, Barcelona is only priced at odds of 2.95 with PlayUp to secure all three points at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid v Barcelona match stats
Real Madrid is the 2nd best home side in La Liga and is unbeaten in their last 12 home league games at the moment.
The bad news is that Real Madrid has conceded six goals in their most recent two home games across all competitions.
Barcelona is currently on a four-game winning run in La Liga, having scored at least two goals in each of these games.
Actually, there have been over 2.5 goals scored in Barcelona’s last four La Liga matches.
Lionel Messi is La Liga’s top scorer at the moment with 18 goals and 12 assists under his belt.
Real Madrid v Barcelona betting predictions and tips
It’s always exciting to see the two giants of European football playing each other and every time we expect to see a bunch of goals being scored. However, the first El Classico of the season ended in a boring 0-0 draw, which was the first El Classico without a goal in the last 17 years.
If we take a closer look at the recent H2H stats between these two, we can clearly see that Barcelona has been the better team over the past three years. The Blaugrana are unbeaten in eight meetings with Real Madrid across all competitions since a 2-0 loss in the Super Cup back in August 2017.
It’s a tricky task to predict the outcome of an El Classico, but here are our betting tips and predictions for this game:
Over 2.5 goals with PlayUp - 1.58
Barcelona Draw No Bet with Bet365 - 2.20
Barcelona to win at Half Time with Bet365 - 4.75