Real Madrid v Barcelona Predictions & Betting Odds – 2nd March 2019

Barca can double down against Madrid

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Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Tips – La Liga, 2nd March 7.45pm

This is the second El Clasico in the space of four days. Barcelona took a convincing win at the Bernabeu in midweek in the second leg of a Copa del Rey tie. It was a dominant display from Barca who will be looking for more of the same in league action on the weekend. Read our predictions for Real Madrid v Barcelona.

Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Odds*

Barcelona 7/5
Real Madrid 7/4
Draw 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 27th, 2019 at 10:34 p.m.)

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Real Madrid News and Form

The title chances of Real Madrid this season are slim at best. A win in this one would cut their gap to leaders Barcelona down to six points. That’s a massive amount to still make up. Real Madrid have won all but one of their last seven league games, earning a 2-1 victory out at Levante last weekend. They have posted a home record of W8 D1 L3 this season.

However, they were bossed around in their own backyard by Barcelona in midweek in the Copa del Rey. That will be a pretty big worry for them and they look to just be a little unsettled with controversy over Sergio Ramos deliberately picking up a booking and a lot of players looking for a summer exit.

Gareth Bale will be available to play after not getting punished for a celebration gesture recently. He looks to be unsettled, shrugging off celebrations from teammates after scoring a penalty in their win over Levante. In their last league, home game Real Madrid lost 2-1 against Girona.

They are W2 L2 in their last four league home games. Real Madrid have only averaged 1.5 goals per home fixture this season in La Liga and only 33% of their league home games have gone over 2.5 goals. They have taken a clean sheet in 67% of their home games though, conceding just seven home goals all season.

Real Madrid v Barcelona Head to Head

Barcelona have won back to back games at Real Madrid 3-0
Barcelona are unbeaten in five games in all competitions against Madrid
Five of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Real Madrid have won one of their last five at home against Barca

 

Key-Facts – Real Madrid v Barcelona

  • Real Madrid have lost two of their last four home games
  • Barcelona are unbeaten in their last nine road games
  • Barcelona are the top scorers in the division

 

Barcelona News and Form

Barcelona are unbeaten in thirteen league games now. Out on their travels, they are undefeated in nine in La Liga. They have posted a win in five of their last six road fixtures, the one exception in that sequence being a 0-0 at Atletico Bilbao in the middle of February.

Barcelona have averaged over two goals per road game and they have only conceded the ten goals on their travels. In two of their last three on the road, they have managed to pick up a clean sheet.

They have earned a clean sheet in 42% of their away fixtures in La Liga. In attack, they have opened the scoring in seven of their twelve games. They have been ahead at the half time break in five of their road games.

They have tallied up 65 league goals this season, making them the top scorers in the division. The team with the second highest amount is Real Madrid but back on 43. Barcelona boast the best away record in the top flight as well.

Real Madrid v Barcelona Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals at 7/4
Barcelona to win outright at 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 27th, 2019 at 10:34 p.m.)

Real Madrid v Barcelona Predictions

Barcelona to win: Barcelona have the form going against Real Madrid to warrant backing to get another win over them. If they play like they did against Los Merengues in midweek then we can only see the same outcome of a Barcelona win happening.


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