Real Madrid vs Barcelona Odds & Prediction – La Liga Round 29

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Real Madrid hopes to continue its drive towards regaining Spain’s La Liga title when it meets Barcelona in the El Clasico derby on Sunday.

Carlo Ancelotti’s team is 10 points ahead of second-placed Sevilla.

Meanwhile, Barcelona is in third place and is five points further back.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total
Real Madrid vs Barcelona MAD -0.5 (+110) | BAR +0.5 (-132) MAD +110 | BAR +230 | DRAW +260 Ov 2.5 (-157) | Un 2.5 (+125)

Odds as of March 18 at Barstool

With 10 games remaining, it undoubtedly looks like the prize is heaving into sight for Madrid – so this particular Clasico will not define the season. However, this fixture always matters intensely in of the world’s greatest soccer rivalries, and while Madrid is favored, the odds suggest there could be several goals.

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Four Straight League Wins  For Barca

And it will certainly provide a good test of Barca’s revival under new coach Xavi, with his team currently enjoying a run of four straight league wins.

Madrid though has also won its last four league fixtures as it aims to lift its first title since 2019-20.

At Barstool Sportsbook, the oddsmakers certainly rate Madrid’s chances best and price it at +110 for a win.

Barcelona, furthermore, is rated at +230 with the draw, meanwhile, at +260; which looks inviting.

The game kicks off at 3:00 pm ET.

Both these teams are also enjoying success in Europe this Spring – albeit on differing levels.

Barcelona suffered the unusual fate of dropping down into the Europa League.

A Champions League meeting with Chelsea awaits Madrid after its stunning last 16 triumph over Paris St Germain.

Meanwhile, Barcelona suffered the unusual fate of dropping down into the Europa League.

But it has now reached a last-eight meeting with Eintracht Frankfurt following its 2-1 away win at Galatasaray on Thursday.

In his second spell at Madrid, Italian coach Ancelotti is surely heading towards another success in La Liga in his usual easy-going manner.

He has undoubtedly been greatly helped by the powerful goal-scoring form of French forward Karim Benzema – who has hit 22 La Liga goals and 32 in total this season.

Benzema Hat-Trick Underlined Form

These have included the hat-trick which delivered an impressive 3-1 home win against PSG in the UCL last 16 – reversing a 1-0 first-leg defeat.

At Barcelona, meanwhile, the story has been about the return of former superstar player Xavi as head coach.

When he took command on November 9, Barca was in ninth place in La Liga.

Since then, Xavi has vastly improved what is being called in Spain the team’s Three Ps – Passing, Possession, and Pressing.

Indeed, its last league defeat was on December 4.

Among the highlights for Barca has been the goal-scoring prowess of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Following that, it has embarked on a run of 12 games unbeaten in the league – with eight wins and four draws.

Among the highlights of this has been the goal-scoring prowess of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who arrived from Arsenal in early February.

The striker emphatically hit a hat-trick in a 4-1 demolition of Valencia on February 20.

And he has since been on target twice more in La Liga – scoring in the most recent league fixture which was a 4-0 home win against Osasuna.

He also scored, furthermore, in the midweek win against Galatasaray in the UEL.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Statistics

20 Wins 14
6 Draws 9
2 Losses 4
59 Goals 52
21 Goals Against 29
53 Yellow Cards 64
0 Red Cards 5
12 Clean Sheets 7

*Stats from La Liga 2021-22.

There are attractive odds for both teams’ in-form hit-men to be the first goalscorer on Sunday.

Madrid’s Benzema is priced at +400. Meanwhile, Aubameyang of Barca is at +600.

2022 La Liga Odds Tracker

Madrid In Unbeaten Eight-Game Run

Since its last league defeat on January 2, Madrid is unbeaten in eight games – with six wins and two draws.

It was a 3-0 winner away at Real Mallorca in its most recent fixture on March 14.

Benzema has scored in the last four league wins, although three of those goals came from the penalty spot.

Furthermore, his huge importance to the team this season is illustrated by the fact that he has delivered 11 assists in this league campaign.

That makes it vital that he recovers in time from a slight calf injury suffered against Real Mallorca – and he is rated likely to be fit.

Meanwhile, Madrid is enjoying a dominant run of five straight wins against Barca.

The last meeting was a 3-2 win for Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final played in Saudi Arabia in January.

Barcelona’s last win in El Clasico was a 1-0 away success in March 2019.

In conclusion, both these teams are enjoying good league form.

And Barca will want to seal its recovery by claiming at least a point against their greatest rivals. That makes the draw price of +260 a compelling one.

Pick: Draw +260

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Author: Renee Castillo