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The La Liga fixture at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday will see home side Real Madrid prepare for the visit of Barcelona.
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Real Madrid are hoping to win again after their last result, the 3-1 Champions League triumph against Liverpool.
In that game, Real Madrid managed 45% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 on target. For Real Madrid, goals were scored by Vinicius Júnior (27', 65') and Marco Asensio (36'). For their opponents, Liverpool had 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Mohamed Salah (51') was the scorer for Liverpool.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Real Madrid haven’t conceded. In fact, Los Blancos have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 5 goals in the process.
A look at their previous results shows us that Real Madrid:
- have not been beaten in the league by Barcelona in their previous 3 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
Barcelona will go into this meeting after a 1-0 La Liga win in the defeat of Real Valladolid in their previous outing.
In that match, Barcelona managed 68% possession and 25 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. The only player to score for Barcelona was Ousmane Dembélé (90'). Real Valladolid had 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Showing their fondness for high-scoring matches, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the prior 6 matches in which Barcelona have sent out their troops, giving a mean average of 3.33 goals each fixture. Opposing teams have hit 3 of this grand total. We will just have to see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Heading into this contest, Barcelona are unbeaten in their previous 9 league matches away from home. Impressive, to say the least.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 06/02/2019, there has been little to separate the clubs with Real Madrid winning 2 of those games, Barcelona 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
An aggregate of 12 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 of them for Los Blancos and 6 created by Barça. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The last league contest between the two was La Liga match day 7 on 24/10/2020 when it ended Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid.
On that day, Barcelona had 52% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Their only player to score was Ansu Fati (8').
For their opponents, Real Madrid had 15 shots on goal with 9 on target. Federico Valverde (5'), Sergio Ramos (63') and Luka Modrić (90') scored.
The referee was Juan Martínez Munuera.
Team News: Real Madrid
Eden Hazard (Muscle Injury), Raphaël Varane (Corona virus) and Sergio Ramos (Muscle Injury) aren’t available for Real Madrid gaffer Zinedine Zidane.
Team News: Barcelona
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has multiple availability issues to deal with. Neto (Sprained ankle), Ansu Fati (Mensical Laceration), Philippe Coutinho (Rupture of Outer Meniscus) and Moussa Wagué (Patella rupture) can’t be considered.
Here is a game where Real Madrid will have to work hard as a team to find the net against this Barcelona team who should be able to grind out a win.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 0-1 winning margin for Barcelona at the end of this game.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (81,044)
Captain: Sergio Ramos
Chairman: Florentino Pérez
Manager: Zinedine Zidane
Competitions: La Liga position 2, Champions League (Quarter-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Karim Benzema
Normally used in the Striker position, Karim Benzema was born in Lyon, France. After having played his first senior match for Lyon in the 2004 - 2005 season, the talented Forward has hit 18 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 25 appearances.