The biggest match in club football takes place on Sunday night as a decisive El Clasico is staged in the Spanish capital. Real Madrid host Barcelona, with the visitors two points clear of their rivals at the top of the league.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid – 1 March, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Premier Sports, William Hill
Last time: These two played out a 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou in December – in a fixture that had been rearranged due to the ongoing political situation in Catalonia at the time – while Barca ran out 1-0 victors in the last league meeting in Madrid a year ago.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Under 1.5 goals||7/2||Offer|
|Arturo Vidal anytime scorer||11/2||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid’s form has been extremely rocky this month – a 21-match unbeaten run was recently ended and they have lost two of their last four in all competitions.
They exited the Copa del Rey against Real Sociedad while they suffered a damaging 2-2 home draw against lowly Celta de Vigo before a loss at Levante last time out.
Barcelona also went out of the Copa – against Athletic Club – but have won all three La Liga games since and are now back on top of the league, two points clear of Madrid
Indeed, Quique Setien’s side are on a four-game winning run in the division after a loss at Valencia and will be delighted if they can extend that run here.
The hosts are small favourites for this encounter at odds of 6/5 with a Barcelona victory priced at 21/10 and the draw available at 27/10.
Madrid have 13 clean sheets in 24 and 16 in total all season, so under 1.5 goals at 7/2 with bet Victor appears to be a solid bet with under 2.5 at 13/10.
A ‘double chance’ on Barcelona to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 13/20 with William Hill while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 4/11.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 13/5.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema netted a highly credible 30 goals last campaign for Madrid and already has 17 from 31 in all competitions this time out. Is priced at 6/5 to find the net in this game.
One to watch for Barcelona: Arturo Vidal has already notched up six goals in La Liga this season – against Real Betis, Sevilla, Real Valladolid, Leganes, Alaves and Espanyol – in just seven starts and is at a tempting 11/2 to find the net here with 888 Sport.
Long shot: Madrid have kept 13 clean sheets in 24, while Barcelona have 11 clean sheets already this season. A scoreless draw here is priced at 14/1 with William Hill and appears to be notable value, considering this was the result earlier in the season.