The biggest fixture in club football takes place for the first time this season in a game which was originally scheduled for October but was postponed due to social unrest. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are tied on top of La Liga, making this El Clasico even more intriguing.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 18 December, kick-off 19:00
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Barcelona are unbeaten in six games in this fixture and won 1-0 at Real Madrid in their last meeting back in March, and 5-1 in the Camp Nou in October 2018.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Barcelona/Barcelona half time/full time||29/20||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||13/8||Offer|
|Karim Benzema anytime scorer||17/10||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
The biggest fixture in club football takes place for the first time this season in a game which was originally scheduled for October but was postponed due to social unrest.
Both sides are currently on a strong run of form with both tied at the top of the standings in La Liga with 34 points apiece from 15 games.
Barcelona have won each of their last six competitive games including their last four in La Liga including a comprehensive 5-2 victory over Real Mallorca last time out at the Camp Nou.
Real Madrid have undergone a turbulent campaign so far but are unbeaten in nine across all competitions – winning seven in that time – with just one defeat in their last 16, at Real Mallorca.
Zinedine Zidane’s side sit level on points with Barcelona at the top of the league and won comfortably over struggling Espanyol last time out.
The hosts are unsurprisingly favourites for this encounter at odds of 3/4 with a Madrid victory priced at 10/3 and the draw available at 3/1.
Madrid have seven clean sheets in 12 and nine in total all season, so under 2.5 goals at 13/8 appears to be a solid bet with under 1.5 at 19/4.
A ‘double chance’ on Madrid to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 11/10 while a Barcelona win/draw outcome is at 1/5.
If you fancy the Barcelona side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 29/20.
One to watch for Barcelona: Arturo Vidal has already notched up four goals in La Liga this season – against Real Betis, Sevilla, Real Valladolid and Leganes – and is at a tempting 18/5 to find the net here.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema netted a highly credible 30 goals last campaign for Madrid and already has 12 from 15 in the league this time out. Is priced at 17/10 to find the net in this game.
Long shot: Madrid have kept seven clean sheets in 12, while Barcelona have conceded just seven times in their last seven games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 16/1.