Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Match Preview and Prediction
Europe’s one of the most high-voltage matches the ‘El Clasico’ is upon us as Real Madrid go head-to-head with Barcelona on Sunday night at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Head-to-Head Preview
The Los Blancos are close to winning their 35th La Liga title as they have strengthened their La Liga title lead with 10 points at the top of the table after beating Mallorca 3-0, while Sevilla were held 1-1 by Rayo Vallecano. This pushes Ancelotti men inches closer to winning their 35 La Liga title.
In contrast, Barcelona have done massive re-built ever since Xavi took over the reins as a manager.
The Catalans giants are unbeaten in 11 games and have mended things in great fashion. They now look back on track as they clawed back to third place from 10th position and are 15 points behind Real Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Last 10 Head-to-Head Results
|12 January 2022||Barcelona 2-3 Real Madrid||Super Cup|
|24 October 2021||Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid||La Liga|
|10 April 2021||Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona||La Liga|
|24 October 2020||Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid||La Liga|
|2 March 2020||Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona||La Liga|
|26 December 2019||Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid||La Liga|
|2 March 2019||Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona||La Liga|
|28 October 2018||Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid||La Liga|
|6 May 2018||Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid||La Liga|
|23 December 2017||Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona||La Liga|
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Head-to-Head Form guide
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Trivia
- With their 3-2 win in Super Cup over Barcelona, Real Madrid became the first team to reach 100 head-to-head wins over Barcelona across all competition. (G248 W100 D52 L96).
- Real Madrid are the only team to have suffered the fewest number of defeats in the European big five leagues since the start of the season. (6, level with Inter Milan).
- Barcelona have not lost any of their last 10 away games in La Liga(W5 D5). Nine of them were under Xavi.
- Carlo Ancelotti has lost three games in his last five head-to-head meetings with Barcelona, his joint-worst records of defeat.
- Since Xavi’s arrival Barcelona have taken 34 points from 15 games in La Liga (W10 D4 L1).
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Flashback
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Team News & Predicted Lineup
Karim Benzema is not fully fit for this fixture. The report suggests that the Frenchman has a 40% chance of playing in the Clasico. While Ferland Mendy has been sidelined with a knock and Rodrygo with an ankle injury, Gareth Bale is likely to appear after an indoor training.
On the other hand, Barcelona are likely to miss Sergino Dest, who suffered a muscle tear in his thigh and will be replaced by Dani Alves.
While Ansu Fatti has been given the green light. Abde Ezzalzouli and Sergio Roberto are still recovering; Gerrard Pique will be unavailable.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois (GK); Nacho Fernandez. David Alaba, Eder Militao, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Vinicius Jr, Karim Benzema, Fede Valverde.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (GK); Dani Alves, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong; Adama Traore, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Head-to-Head Prediction
One of the mouth-watering contests awaits us. The excitement is sky-high as Real Madrid, who are in exemplary form, takes on another giant of Spain, Barcelona, who have bettered their poor form and looks more lively than ever.
This will be a tough contest as Real Madrid looks superior, but we cannot underestimate Barcelona, who rose from ashes after hitting the rock-bottom. We witnessed in the previous Match how Barcelona troubled Real Madrid in Super Cup.
This will be a massive test for both the Spanish giants, and we believe Real Madrid has excellent experience and players who can outclass Barcelona, we feel that this will be a tight contest considering the current form of both teams. Hence, our head-to-head prediction for the Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona is.....