Thanks to the draw in the Copa del Rey, between February 6 and March 2, football fans will be serving three clásicos between rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid within four weeks. On Wednesday evening, Camp Nou will host a triple showdown: in the semi-final first leg of the Spanish Cup, Barca will welcome the Royal. In the other semi-final, Betis Sevilla and Valencia face each other. Barcelona has already won the Copa 30 times. Rival Real is in 19 victories. While the Catalans dominated the competition four times in succession, Madrid only took the Spanish Royal Cup twice (2011, 2014) to the capital this millennium.
Soccer Prediction for Today Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
In La Liga, the whites are eight points behind leaders Barcelona after 22 games. Thus, the Copa del Rey seems the only national title that is still possible for Real this season. In the quarter-finals, Madrid prevailed twice against Girona (4-2, 3-1) and thus moved into the round of the last four again for the first time in five years in the Cup. Barca had a lot more trouble in his quarterfinals. After a 0-2 defeat in the first leg at the Sevilla Futbol Club Messi and Co. could win the return leg at home but then clearly 6: 1. Who secures in the semi-final first leg a good starting point for the finals? Real Madrid speak the odds at least in the first leg of a clear language. The betting base also believes in a narrow success of the hosts and sets in the match Barcelona vs. Real Madrid their tip on “victory Barcelona”.
Barcelona – Statistics & Current Form
The Futbol Club Barcelona leads the table of the Spanish La Liga after 22 match days with 50 points. The advantage over the first pursuer Atletico Madrid is six points. This season, the men of Ernesto Valverde could win 15 league games. There are also five draws and two defeats. There was a season’s defeat at home, the 3: 4 against Betis Sevilla, and one away, the 1: 2 at CD Leganes. With 60 goals, the Blaugrana have by far the best offense in the league. Real Madrid has the second best score here with 37 goals. In the last nine league games Barca conceded only four goals. Two Barca players are also leading La Liga scorers: Lionel Messi scores 21 goals, Luis Suarez 15 goals. Again and again the Catalans show how dependent they are on Messi. On Saturday Barcelona were in the league game at home against Valencia after 32 minutes already 0-2 behind, before the Argentina superstar turned up in the second round and with two goals from his team at least one point secured.
Without Messi, the Blaugrana had also lost the quarter-final first leg in Sevilla with 0: 2. In the second leg of the Argentine was back and Barca won 6-1, with a goal and a template of Messi. The fans of the reigning Spanish champion and cup winner were worried at the weekend when Messi had to be treated after 70 minutes of a collision with Toni Lato on the right thigh. After the game coach Valverde spoke only of a small tension in the thigh. The use of the magic flea against Madrid on Wednesday remains uncertain. Although Messi’s Blessur allows a bet against Real, the striker, together with Suarez and Coutinho could need a little rest. But can Valverde afford to spare a top star in the Clásico? Ousmane Dembele returns to the squad. Rafinha, Samuel Umtiti and Jasper Cillessen are injured.
Expected formation of Barcelona:
Ter Stegen – Nelson Semedo, Piqué, Vermaelen, Sergi Roberto – Alena, Rakitic, Vidal – Messi, Suarez, Coutinho
Last matches of Barcelona:
- 02.02.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Valencia 2: 2 (La Liga)
- 30.01.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Sevilla 6: 1 (Copa del Rey)
- 27.01.2019 – Girona vs. FC Barcelona 0-2 (La Liga)
- 23.01.2019 – Sevilla vs. FC Barcelona 2: 0 (Copa del Rey)
- 20.01.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. CD Leganés 3: 1 (La Liga)
Real Madrid – Statistics & Current Form
“We want to do our best in all competitions and have shown how hungry we are today. Real is – with all due respect to other teams – always the favorite. We always want to win. ” – Santiago Solari
After a horror start under coach Lopetegui, coach Santiago Solari has brought the royals back into calmer waters. After the 10th Match Real was with 14 points only in ninth place, seven points behind Barca. Meanwhile, Madrid has 42 points and takes third place. Only the gap to the Catalans is still eight points. With five wins, two draws and four defeats, Coach Solari’s men are the league’s third best away team. The goal difference on the opponent’s place is negative at 19:21. The last five competitive games in a row could win the whites all. In the last few games, the reigning champion of the Champions League even convinced several times in a row.
Among other things, thanks to condition coach Antonio Pintus, who was brought back by coach Solari back from the second link, the team has clearly won at tackling strength and liveliness. With young talents like Federico Valverde and Sergio Reguilon, Solari has missed the team a slow makeover. On Sunday, for the Royal, the duty was at home against Deportivo Alaves. Toni Kroos was spared and did not even stand in the squad. Real started powerful and with a lot of possession. If the home side had taken better advantage of their chances, Alaves would have not only broken 0: 1. The first twenty minutes of the second half made Madrid sleepy before the team started to pick up the pace again. The commitment was rewarded with two more goals to 3-0 victory. In addition to Benzema, Vinicius Jr. is currently very dangerous. Real can save the season but probably only with a new Champions League triumph.
Expected formation of Real Madrid:
Courtois – Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo – Modric, Casemiro, Kroos – Vazquez, Benzema, Vinicius
Last matches of Real Madrid:
- 03.02.2019 – Real Madrid vs. Alaves 3: 0 (La Liga)
- 31.01.2019 – Girona Vs. Real Madrid 1: 3 (Copa del Rey)
- 27.01.2019 – Espanyol vs. Barcelona. Real Madrid 2: 4 (La Liga)
- 24.01.2019 – Real Madrid Vs. Girona 4: 2 (Copa del Rey)
- 19.01.2019 – Real Madrid Vs. Sevilla 2: 0 (La Liga)
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Direct Comparison
So far, the “El Clasico” has been 238 times. With 95 wins to 93 defeats, Real is still in the lead in statistics. There are also 50 draws. In the last ten duels, there have been five wins for Barca, two draws and three achievements for the Royal ones. Two of the victories of Real but come from the Supercup of the season 2017/18. Especially bitter for Madrid was the first leg in October in the league. In the last game of the whites under Julen Lopetegui was the reigning Champions League titleholder completely off the role and went down 1-5 at Camp Nou. Barcelona has been in the final of the Copa del Rey five times in a row. In the last four years, the Catalans also won the competition. 2014 lost the Blaugrana last time a cup final. At that time against Real Madrid. Can you derive a prediction from this statistic for the first leg between Barcelona and Real Madrid?
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Betting Predictions and Tips Analyzed
Apparently Messi can play against Real on Wednesday. Coach Valverde must also send his best team on the field. Surely the trouble would be too big, the Catalans would miss the finale, because some stars were spared against the big rivals. Barca has to play a good starting position for the second leg at home. Real Madrid seems in good shape in time for the first of three upcoming Clasicos. In addition, coaches and players are very self-confident. For Coach Solari his team is always the favorite. No matter in which competition and against which opponent. And the players apparently wanted to play in the semi-final against Barca, as only in the final. The Royal pays off better chances to stand against the Catalans in two games.
Key Facts – Barcelona vs Real Madrid tips
Barcelona won the Copa del Rey for four consecutive years
Real has been able to win the last five competitive matches in a row
Of the last ten “El Clasicos” Real could win only three – two victories of which come from the Supercup
The audience is expecting a great Clasico again. Of course, Barcelona want to win the Copa del Rey again this season and have to play at home in the first leg against Real. Real is currently in better shape than ever before in this season. At home, Barca is a power. In the last 48 home games in the league the Blaugrana had to take only one defeat. In the Copa Messi and Co. won in front of their own fans last with 6: 1 against Sevilla. Real’s away record in the league, however, is in five wins but also four defeats. We also expect a tight game, which the Catalans with Messi in our opinion can just barely decide for themselves. The final decision on the final draw but falls only in the second leg. Thus, we will face Barcelona vs. Copa del Rey in the semi-final first leg. Real Madrid our tip on “win Barcelona”.
For the game Barcelona vs. Real Madrid should be a good alternative for the prediction “Both teams to score“. Barca has scored 60 league goals in 22 games alone in the league and was last in the spring of 2018 at home without a goal. Madrid have the second-best offensive in the league and need an away goal to get a good starting position for the second leg.
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