Barcelona will play at home with Real Madrid in the 26th round of the championship of Spain. The match will take place on Sunday, March 19, starting at 20:00 GMT.
Barcelona have been knocked out of European competition this season, and now the team is actively fighting for the title. The club is currently in first place with 65 points.
The gap from second place is 9 points and Xavi’s team has the best defense this season in the league, as the club conceded only 8 goals in 25 matches played.
In the last round of La Liga, Barcelona won away Athletic Bilbao with a score (1-0), before that there was a victory over Valencia (1-0).
Real Madrid, meanwhile, is in the fight to win the Champions League and fight for the title in the championship. The team is currently in second position with 56 points, 9 points behind the leader.
In the last match, the team of Carlo Ancelotti played a match in the Champions League in the 1/8 stage against Liverpool, beating at home with a score (1-0).
In the last round of La Liga, Real Madrid won at home Espanyol with a score (3-1), before that there was a draw with a score (0-0) against Betis.
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Head to Head
In the last five matches between the two teams, Real Madrid have won only once, while Barcelona have won four games.
The last meeting of the two teams took place in February as part of the first meeting of the semi-final of the Copa del Rey, and ended with a minimal victory for Barcelona.
- Corners: total under 9.5: This bet was held in 3 of the last 5 matches of the hosts.
- Goals in both halves – Yes: In 2 of the last 4 head-to-head matches, goals were scored in both halves.
|Х1 2,20||Х 3,50||Х2 3,20|
For Barcelona, this is a great chance to increase their lead over Real Madrid, and thereby strengthen their advantage for the title.
We believe that this match will be equal, but still Xavi’s team will be able to succeed, and excellent statistics and defense can win the club.
Prediction for this match: Barcelona win.
- Both teams to score.