The first El Clasico of the 2018/19 La Liga season will see both Barcelona and Real Madrid looking to find some fluency. Barcelona head into this tie on the back of a 4-2 home win against Sevilla thanks to goals from Coutinho, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic. On the other hand, Real Madrid lost 1-2 at home against Levante, with their consolation goal being scored by Marcelo with 20 minutes to go. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Barcelona have only lost once throughout this 2018/19 competitive season, but they showed some signs of weakness of late. They were on a four-game winless streak in La Liga prior to their 4-2 home victory against Sevilla at the weekend. At home, the Catalans are undefeated in eight games across all competitions at the moment, winning six in the process.
On the contrary, Real Madrid have endured a terrible run of form in La Liga over the past few weeks, losing three and drawing one of their last four fixtures. They were on a five-game winless streak across all competitions prior to their narrow 2-1 home victory against Plzen in their Champions League midweek tie. The most worrying thing is that Real Madrid have won just one of their last nine competitive trips.
Barcelona managed to collect four points from their two meetings with Real Madrid in the previous season and we fancy them to secure another positive result here. Our betting tips and predictions would back Barcelona to win at odds 2.00.
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Barcelona managed two 4-2 victories in their last three competitive games. They have a tricky home fixture against Inter in midweek in the Champions League and it would be interesting to see them, especially because they are without Lionel Messi. The Argentine superstar got injured last weekend and he is a doubt ahead of this El Clasico. However, Real Madrid have been poor of late and we can’t see them getting a positive result from this tie. Our preview anticipate Barcelona to win at odds 2.00.
Barcelona to win at odds 2.00
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Draw at odds 4.00
Real Madrid to win at odds 3.20
Correct Score odds
Barcelona have been scoring plenty of goals recently despite their struggle. They have found the back of the net at least once in each of their twelve competitive fixtures of the season. Meanwhile, Real Madrid have been terrible going forward of late, having scored just three goals in their last six competitive fixtures. Our correct score prediction expect Barcelona to win 2-0 at odds 12.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Barcelona to win 2-0 at odds 12.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Four of the last five meetings between these two sides have seen more than three goals scored. Barcelona have netted at least two goals in four of their last seven games across all competitions. On the flip side, Real Madrid’s last two competitive fixtures have ended with over 2.5 goals. In addition, Los Blancos have conceded at least once in each of their last ten away games across all competitions. Our total goals prediction fancies over 2.5 goals at odds 1.53.
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First Goalscorer odds
Lionel Messi is the team’s top scorer, but he is a doubt ahead of this clash. This means that Barcelona’s attack will be led by Luis Suarez, who already helped the team with four goals and four assists. Our first goalscorer prediction is Luis Suarez at odds 4.33.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Luis Suarez at odds 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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