It’s El Clasico, but not as we know it when Real Madrid and Barcelona clash this evening in the semi-final first leg of the Copa del Rey.
Real Madrid come into the match in great form having won the Club World Cup in February, beaten Liverpool 5-2 at Anfield and picked up a point against rivals, Atletico Madrid, in La Liga. Things are certainly looking bright at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side losing just five times in all competitions this season.
Despite this they are still lagging behind their opponents tonight, Barcelona, in the race to win the Spanish first division. Barça might not be excelling in Europe, having been dumped out of both the Champions League and Europa League this season, but they’ve been the team in beat domestically. They currently hold a seven point lead over Real Madrid and, having conceded just eight goals in 23 games this season, look set to reclaim the La Liga trophy for the first time since 2019.
With so much on the line tonight, Squawka Bet have put together this comprehensive preview of El Clasico.
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona Predictions
Real Madrid vs Barcelona
|Prediction||Sky Bet Odds|
|Both Teams to Score: Yes||4/5|
|Anytime Goalscorer: Vinicius Junior||11/4|