El Clasico headlines the weekend’s football action in Spain as Barcelona host Real Madrid on Sunday. Real Madrid are aiming for a win to send them back into first place in La Liga after last weekend’s fixture with Athletic Bilbao was postponed due to South American players not being available post-international break.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Match Preview

Barcelona are seventh in the La Liga standings going into matchday 10. The Blaugrana are still in the La Liga title race and have a game in hand due to a previous fixture being postponed. Ronald Koeman’s team are on a two-match winning streak in all competitions. Last weekend, Barcelona defeated Valencia 3-1 before winning in midweek Champions League play versus Dynamo Kyiv 1-0.

Real Madrid won in midweek 5-0 against Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine. The victory ended a poor run of results for Carlo Ancelotti’s team. Prior to the Champions League win, Real Madrid had lost back-to-back games in all competitions.

Real Madrid are unbeaten in four straight El Clasicos. The last three fixtures between the Spanish rivals all ended in wins for Real Madrid. Barcelona’s last win in La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu was in 2018-19.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Odds

 

 

Real Madrid are second in the current La Liga form table. Los Blancos took 13 points from the last 18 on offer in the league. However, Ancelotti watched the team fail to win its last two La Liga fixtures. A nil-nil draw with Villarreal and 2-1 loss to Espanyol have hurt the capital club’s chances of the league trophy. Real Madrid outscored their last six opponents by a combined score of 15-6.

 

Bookies’ best betting odds on a Real Madrid win at full-time are at 6/4. Real Madrid are unbeaten on their last three trips to Camp Nou in all competitions. Two of those three matches ended in draws. Bookies’ best betting odds on a draw at full-time between Barcelona and Real Madrid are at 11/4.

Barcelona took 11 points from the last 18 on offer in La Liga. Three of their last six games ended without wins, but only one of those three fixtures finished in a loss. Barcelona outscored opponents 9-5 over the course of those last six fixtures.

Bookies’ best betting odds on a Barcelona win at full-time are at 17/10. Barcelona have the league’s best home points total. They have taken 13 points from 15 on offer in La Liga this term. They are +8 in goal difference at Camp Nou. Real Madrid have taken 10 points from 15 on the road this term.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Team News

Barcelona won in midweek against Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League thanks to a goal from Gerard Pique. The defender should start in central defence versus Real Madrid on Sunday. While Pique will be available to play in defence, Koeman is unlikely to have the defensive duo of Jordi Alba and Ronald Araujo.

Alba is out until November with an ankle injury and Araujo is likely to remain out until the end of the month with a hamstring problem.

Fellow defender Moussa Wague is a major doubt due to a tendon injury. Midfielder Pedri is suffering from a meniscus injury and is ruled out of the game. The amount of football Pedri has played over the last year may have contributed to his injury issues. Forward Martin Braithwaite is ruled out of action until November.

Real Madrid manager Ancelotti has four players on the injury list going into the match on Sunday. Forward Luka Jovic has an ankle injury that will keep him out of the game. Midfielder Isco is a major doubt thanks to a back injury. Forward Gareth Bale and midfielder Dani Ceballos are both ruled out of the fixture.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid H2H

Barcelona and Real Madrid are not at the heights they previously soared. However, both clubs are currently in the mix for the La Liga title in the early stages of the season. Real Madrid are on a three-match winning streak against Barcelona in La Liga. Last season, Real Madrid went to Camp Nou and defeated Barcelona 3-1.

Federico Valverde opened the scoring in the fifth minute, but Ansu Fati struck back three minutes later to level the score. Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric scored goals in the second half to send Real Madrid to the win. Ramos’s goal came from the penalty spot.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction

A penalty in the match @ 7/5 - BET NOW

 

 

Last season’s match at Camp Nou between Barcelona and Real Madrid saw the latter win 3-1. It also saw a penalty given in the match that was scored by Sergio Ramos. The goal helped Real Madrid win the game. Memphis Depay has scored two La Liga penalties this season while Karim Benzema has notched one for Real Madrid. Our betting tips prediction is for a penalty in the match.

 

Casemiro to be booked @ 19/20 - BET NOW

 

 

Casemiro was sent off in La Clasico last season in Madrid. The midfielder could get booked once more in El Clasico this weekend. This season, Casemiro has been yellow carded twice in La Liga. El Clasico brings out the aggressive nature in players from both teams. Our betting tips prediction is for Casemiro to be booked.

 

Over 2.5 goals @ 8/13 - BET NOW

 

 

Last season’s El Clasico matches finished with over 2.5 goals scored and both teams finding the back of e the net. Real Madrid won both fixtures. Each of Real Madrid’s last three games in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals scored.

 

Six of Barcelona’s last 11 games in all competitions ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for Sunday’s El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid to finish with over 2.5 goals scored.

Barcelona may be collecting points in La Liga, but this is a poorly assembled team. Real Madrid are a better side overall and should win for a fourth straight game against Barcelona in La Liga.