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The La Liga game at Estadio Camp Nou on Saturday sees hosts Barcelona ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Real Madrid.
All Barcelona v Real Madrid game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Barcelona are hoping to win again following a 5-1 Champions League victory vs Ferencvárosi TC.
In that game, Barcelona managed 61% possession and 22 shots on goal with 11 on target. For Barcelona, the goals were scored by Lionel Messi (27'), Ansu Fati (42'), Coutinho (52'), Pedri (82') and Ousmane Dembélé (89'). At the other end, Ferencvárosi TC got 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Igor Kharatin (70') was the scorer for Ferencvárosi TC.
Fixtures with Barcelona have often been entertaining ones recently with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past half dozen clashes, the sum total of 26 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 4.33 goals per game) with 15 of these accredited to Barça. Previous results aside, we’ll just have to find out if the trend will be maintained in this upcoming game.
Looking at their past form shows that Barcelona:
- have not registered a win against Real Madrid in their last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
Since a loss in their previous game against Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League competition, Real Madrid and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Real Madrid managed 58% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Real Madrid, the goalscorers were Raphaël Varane (33' Own goal), Luka Modrić (54') and Vinicius Júnior (59'). Shakhtar Donetsk got 6 shots at goal with 5 on target. Tetê (29') and Manor Solomon (42') scored for Shakhtar Donetsk.
Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 8 times throughout their most recent six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes adds up to 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Real Madrid:
- haven't won against Barcelona when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 8 league matches away from home. What an impressive run of results.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 28/10/2018 tells us that Barcelona have won 3 of these & Real Madrid 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A combined sum of 14 goals were produced between them in these games, with 10 of them from Barça and 4 netted by Los Blancos. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
Team News: Barcelona
Samuel Umtiti (Fitness), Matheus Fernandes (Muscular problems) and Marc-André ter Stegen (Knee Injury) will be missing for Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman.
Team News: Real Madrid
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Eden Hazard (Muscle Injury), Martin Ödegaard (Calf Injury) and Daniel Carvajal (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
We envisage that Real Madrid have the capability to breach the defence of this Barcelona team, although that is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
We are anticipating a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Barcelona at the end of the match. It’s a very tough call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Camp Nou (99,354)
Captain: Lionel Messi
Chairman: Josep Maria Bartomeu
Manager: Ronald Koeman
Competitions: La Liga position 9, Champions League (Group G)
⭐ Star Player: Ansu Fati
Customarily taking up the Left Wing position, Ansu Fati was born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Barcelona in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Forward has managed 3 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 4 appearances.