Barcelona and Real Madrid will meet in the 7th round of the La Liga. Barcelona is finally playing in good shape, as they started great in the Champions League and are in the mood for a derby. Real is in poor form, and two defeats in a row triggered the alarm. Zidane has no right to make a mistake.
October 24th, 2020 – 16:00
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Barcelona vs Real Madrid Predictions
Barcelona had a troublesome build-up to this new season with the possibility of Lionel Messi departing. He’s still with them, but this could well be his last season at Barca. They have made an inconsistent start to the season with two wins, a draw, and a defeat. That has left them four points off the top of the table, though Real Sociedad has played two more games. Barca was in great form for the first two games of the new season, beating Villarreal 4-0 at home and Celta Vigo 3-0 away. They haven’t built on that good start, though, being held to a 1-1 home draw by Sevilla and a 1-0 loss away at Getafe. Only two goals have been conceded in four league games, but just one scored in the last two. Fati is a great talent, he asked for a higher salary, and Barcelona is ready for that. The Dutchman has changed his tactics, and he is a great expert. Antoine Grizmann is in bad shape, and a lot of criticism goes to his bad displays because he didn’t show even a part of what he is capable of. The question is when the Frenchman will show his class, the club, and the fans must be patient. Messi is a master of football, and it is a pleasure to watch a wizard with a ball.
Real Madrid lost the opening group game 3-2 at home to Shakhtar Donetsk after falling behind 3-0 at half time. The visitors started defending the La Liga title with a draw with current leader Real Sociedad. The next three championship games ended with Real’s victory, although they needed an own goal and a penalty in Real Betis’ 3: 2 win. Then came the shock home loss to newly-promoted Cadiz. Despite 75% possession, they lost 1-0, and the visitors were allowed 14 goal attempts. Real are unbeaten in their last eight away league games. They have scored in 11 of their previous 13 away La Liga fixtures. Sergio Ramos is a real captain and team leader, he scored 11 goals in all competitions last season, and he has excellent physical predispositions. Eden Hazard has been widely criticized and has been looking for his proper form for a long time. The Belgian international was overweight, and injuries have significantly affected his displays. However, Hazard is one of Zidane’s favorite players and will show why he came to the biggest club. His return to the field is awaited.
Barcelona is the favorite in this match, as they are in better shape. If the visitors show the performance as in the last two games, they have nothing to look for.
We can expect a big fight between these two teams, and both of them should be able to score. We don’t believe either side will keep the clean sheet.