Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Spanish La Liga
Saturday, 10 April 2021
Kick-off: 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium (Madrid).
Real Madrid host Barcelona in the latest edition of El Clasico, arguably the most watched event of modern football.
The Los Blancos bagged a surprise 3-1 win in the reverse leg at Camp Nou, the goals coming against the run of play, but nothing less than a tactical victory for Zidane against Ronald Koeman.
It was matchday 5 of the season and Barcelona had just started their life under the Dutchman. They have improved massively since then and come to this fixture on the back of a 19 match unbeaten run in La Liga. Though, they did suffer some massive blows in other competitions, like the 1-4 defeat to PSG in Champions League and 1-3 defeat to Bilbao in the Supercopa de Espana.
It will be worth noting that the Blaugrana won 9 La Liga away games on the trot scoring 25 goals and they are expected to be a handful for Zidane’s makeshift defense.
Real Madrid on the other hand had a very difficult season with consistent injuries to key players, yet they made it a habit of squeezing out key results. The midweek’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool is nothing less than deserved even with their key defenders Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varane injured.
Zidane’s men are unbeaten in 12 matches across all competitions, thus making this duel an interesting one even if the title race is not decided on Saturday, the third placed Real trailing Barca by 2 point, while Koeman’s men are 1 point behind league leaders Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Head-to-head
The Los Blancos were victorious in the last two meetings with Barcelona, though they were winless in the previous 7.
Especially at the Bernabeu, they suffered some heavy losses in recent years as the Blaugrana won 5 of the recent 7 while losing the other 2.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 4 of their last 6 meetings, whilst both teams scored in only 1 of the latest 5.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction
Both teams are in stunning form and have developed a knack of scoring goals at key moments and we could expect an entertaining encounter at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium on Saturday.
So, for the first pick, we choose the both teams to score in the match since Madrid have failed to score just once across all competitions at this stadium this season. This is further consolidated by Barcelona’s scoring in 17 of their last 18 games across all competitions since the early hiccup.
As for the full-time result, Real Madrid remain slight favorites to snatch something out of this game. The main reason for this is their team work, thanks to Zidane’s heavy rotation policy. But, one cannot take anything away from Messi and co, and they will be out for revenge.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Safe Option: Both teams to Score @ 1.50 odd
Double Chance: Draw or Real Madrid
For Brave Punters: Both teams to Score & Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 odd.