Barcelona vs Real Madrid Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th December 2019

Barca can dig out a home success in El Clasico

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Tips – La Liga, 18th December 7.00pm

Both Barcelona and Real Madrid drew their league games on the weekend. So that left them level on points in the La Liga title race. Barcelona just edges things on goal difference. This is a big home game now for Barcelona as they will be looking to make the most of the advantage at the Nou Camp to open up a gap to their rivals. Read our predictions for Barcelona vs Real Madrid.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Odds*

Barcelona 7/10
Draw 3/1
Real Madrid 10/3

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Barcelona News and Form – Can Barcelona down their rivals?

Barcelona had to scrap out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad on the weekend, having conceded the opening goal of the game. That draw snapped a four-match winning streak that they were on in the division. It has been a perfect home record by Barcelona in the top flight this season, winning seven of seven at the Nou Camp. Their goalscoring output has been tremendous as well.

Lionel Messi Last Goalscorer
3/1

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Barcelona are averaging 4.3 goals per home game this season with 71% of their home fixtures going above 4.5 goals. Each of their last four league games at the Nou Camp Barcelona have scored at least four goals. Overall this season they have scored 10 goals more than what Real Madrid have produced. Will that extra attacking threat be the difference-maker on the night? Barcelona have only managed one clean sheet in their last seven league games (home and away). They have only taken one at home this season. All but one of their home wins have been by a margin of at least two goals. Barca have been leading at half time in 6 of 7 home games.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Head to Head

Barcelona took a W3 D1 record against Real Madrid in all competitions last season
Real Madrid are winless in six games (all competitions) against Barcelona
Four of the last five league meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Barca are unbeaten in their last three home games against Madrid

 

Key-Facts – Barcelona vs Real Madrid

  • Barcelona have a 100% home record in La Liga
  • The Catalans average over four goals per home game
  • Real Madrid have 4 clean sheets in their last 7 La Liga fixtures

 

Real Madrid News and Form – Can Real Madrid beat Barcelona?

This is an important game for Real Madrid. At the end of the day, a point out of the game would be a decent result for them. They do have a fairly chunky injury list, and avoiding default on the road at their closest title challenger can be seen as a win. They narrowly avoided defeat in a tough away game at Valencia on Sunday, Karim Benzema rescuing a point for Los Blancos five minutes into time added on. The result though moved them on to a seven-match undefeated streak of league form but snapped a four-match winning streak.

Real Madrid have a W4 D3 L1 away record this season. They have averaged 1.6 goals per road game, but their defence has been superb, conceding just the 6 goals in their 7 away games. Stronger defensive displays have been a big feature of their development this season. Real Madrid have four clean sheets in their last seven league outings. Los Blancos have been level at the break in 5 of their away games. Home and away they have opened the scoring in 10 of 16 fixtures.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Tips & Odds

Barcelona to win by a 1 goal margin at 3/1
Lionel Messi last goalscorer 9/4

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 15th, 2019 at 7:54 p.m.)

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Predictions

Barcelona to win: It is Barcelona who have a clear edge in the attacking department and they are flowing freely on home soil. Real Madrid are better in defence this season, but Barcelona should be able to grab a narrow win. Home win.


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