Match of the week: Barcelona versus Real Madrid


What is arguably one of the fiercest rivalries in modern football finally is upon us tomorrow: it’s time for Barcelona and Real Madrid to meet face to face in El Clásico, Spain’s most important football fixture. It seems that both teams have put everything on the line in a bid for victory. Can one of the giants walk away with a morale-boosting win over the biggest competition in La Liga? Let’s read up on this derby and see if we can make some clever bets on this clash of the titans!

Derby history

The rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid has always been much bigger than just a sportive feud. Spanish politics have come to play a decisive part in this fixture, so much so that this year’s game had to be postponed after tensions rose to violent levels following the Catalan independence controversy. The two most popular football teams in Spain have met competitively 242 times, and of those, Barcelona won most, with 115 victories in total. This season, both teams find themselves level in first place at 35 points for the moment. Barcelona stands in first place, as it has one more victory than Real Madrid. Last time around, Barcelona’s Blaugrana’s managed to edge out a 0-1 victory. What can Los Blancos put against that this time around?

Statistics (46 most recent La Liga games)

With so much importance in the balance, there’s no way that any of these two giants will be happy to shake hands after a boring draw. The winner of this battle could very well become the La Liga champion down the road. So far this season, Barcelona won 11 of its 16 games. It drew 2 times and lost 3 times. Real Madrid managed to be the better team 10 times, recorded only a single loss, and drew the other 5 games. Out of the two, it’s Barça who stands out in goals made at 43, while Real only conceded 12 goals. It seems like both Barcelona’s offence and Real Madrid’s defence will be in for a tough match at the Camp Nou!

Head to head:

  • 21 wins for Barcelona
  • 11 draws
  • 14 wins for Real Madrid

Recent encounters:

  • Real Madrid – Barcelona: 0-1
  • Real Madrid – Barcelona: 0-3
  • Barcelona – Real Madrid: 1-1
  • Barcelona – Real Madrid: 5-1
  • Barcelona – Real Madrid: 2-2

La Liga form guide:

  • Barcelona: win-win-win-win-draw
  • Real Madrid: win-win-win-win-draw

Top scorers:

  • Barcelona: Lionel Messi (12)
  • Real Madrid: Karim Benzema (12)

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