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Real Madrid vs Barcelona Predictions, Tips and Odds: Can ‘angry’ Blaugrana stay in La Liga title race?

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Predictions, Tips and Odds: Can 'angry' Blaugrana stay in La Liga title race?

Barcelona will look to keep the La Liga title race alive when they travel to arch-rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico this weekend.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona predictions

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 8/15 with Midnite
Correct Score Real Madrid 1-2 Barcelona 12/1 with Sporting Index
First Goalscorer Vinicius Jr 5/1 with BoyleSports

The stats behind our Dortmund vs PSG predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in the last two meetings between these sides, with eight goals scored in total.
  • Barcelona have won on 11 of their last 17 visits to Real Madrid across all competitions.
  • Vinicius Jr has six career goals against Barcelona, only managing more against Valencia (8).

Can ‘angry’ Barcelona keep La Liga title race alive?

While Real Madrid are euphoric after getting past Manchester City to reach yet another Champions League semi-final, Barcelona may well be licking their wounds and feeling humbled after their 4-1 quarter-final second-leg thrashing to PSG. But they cannot sulk for too long with El Clasico coming on Sunday. The Blaugrana trail their arch-rivals by eight points with seven games to play but have done brilliantly to even remain in with a chance, going unbeaten in their last 10 La Liga matches.

A win here would see them move just five points behind Madrid with six games to play, putting pressure on Los Blancos at a time when they’d rather be focusing on the Champions League. And Barca legend Carlos Puyol believes his former side need to channel any ‘anger’ from their Champions League exit and take it out on Real Madrid, keeping their title hopes alive in the process.

“It comes at a difficult time for Barcelona after the elimination, but it is also an opportunity to get involved in the league and we will see what happens in the end,” he said.

“When you have a blow like the one the other day, what you are waiting for is that the next game comes quickly to be able to change the situation, the dynamic, get all the anger out. I think that’s what the team has to do.

“It is clear that we need a positive result to be able to get involved in the fight for the league. Madrid is coming from a very great effort and we hope that it shows and that they cannot be so fresh. We have to think about Barcelona and if we want to have hope, we have to get a positive result.”

Real Madrid vs Barcelona match tip

Raphinha to score or assist @ 11/8 with Sky Bet

Raphinha has eight direct goal involvements (5g/3a) in his last nine appearances across all competitions.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona odds

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Real Madrid are the favourites here thanks to home advantage but Barcelona have an excellent recent record at the Santiago Bernabeu and will feel confident of upsetting their rivals.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona team news

Real Madrid team news

In  Out Doubtful
Thibaut Courtois, David Alaba

Thibaut Courtois and David Alaba are both sidelined, but Real Madrid fans will be thrilled to hear Vinicius Jr and Dani Carvajal’s substitutions against Manchester City were purely fatigue-related and not due to injury.

Top Scorer: Jude Bellingham (16)

Card Magnet: Antonio Rudiger, Eduardo Camavinga (7)

Assist Ace: Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde (7)

Barcelona team news

In  Out Doubtful
Alex Balde, Gavi

Alex Balde and Gavi are both out for the season but Barcelona should have an otherwise fully fit squad to choose from.

Top Scorer: Robert Lewandowski (13)

Card Magnet: Frenkie de Jong (7)

Assist Ace: Robert Lewandowski (8)

How to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona Live

Real Madrid vs Barcelona kicks off on Sunday at 8pm (UK time) and will be broadcast live in the UK on Premier Sports 1.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona head-to-head record

  • 14/01/24 – Real Madrid 4-1 Barcelona – Supercopa de Espana
  • 28/10/23 – Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid – La Liga
  • 05/04/23 – Barcelona 0-4 Real Madrid – Copa del Rey
  • 19/03/23 – Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid – La Liga
  • 02/03/23 – Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona – Copa del Rey

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