Saturday 23 Dec

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Match Preview

23 Dec 2017 Keith M. SPAIN: LaLiga
SPAIN: LaLiga

Real Madrid

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Kick-off
12:00 GMT
23 December 2017

FC Barcelona

  • W
  • D
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Kick-off
12:00 GMT 23 December 2017

The Real Madrid vs. Barcelona match will be played on Saturday, December 24, at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid. Real Madrid is currently 4th on the table with 31 points, while Barcelona is currently 1st on the table with 42 points. Real Madrid has a game in hand. This is the derby match of La Liga round 17.

STATS

  • Real Madrid is currently in a series of ten victories in all competitions. However, their last two victories came in World Club Cup, where they won the title.
  • Barcelona is in a series of 24 matches without a defeat in all competitions. In fact, their last defeat came against Real Madrid in Super Cup.

HEAD TO HEAD

In their last ten meetings, Real Madrid recorded five victories, Barcelona won four matches, while only one match ended in a draw. In eight out of those ten matches we saw over 2.5 goals. Real is in a series of two victories over Barcelona.

REAL MADRID NEWS

Real Madrid is 11 points behind Barcelona at the moment and if they fail to win the upcoming match they will have no chances to defend the title in La Liga whatsoever. In the last two weeks Real Madrid was away with FIFA World Club Cup tournament which they won, but it will be interesting to see them against Barcelona in the first La Liga match after the break. We don't know if they are prepared to face their arch rivals and Barcelona can take advantage of their fatigue, after a long flight from Abu Dhabi.

Latest matches: Real Madrid

16.12.2017 Club Real Madrid Gremio RS 1:0 W
13.12.2017 Club Al Jazira Club Real Madrid 1:2 W
09.12.2017 LaLi Real Madrid Sevilla FC 5:0 W
06.12.2017 UEFA Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund 3:2 W
02.12.2017 LaLi Athletic Bilbao Real Madrid 0:0 D

BARCELONA NEWS

Barcelona is still undefeated in La Liga this season and they are the biggest favorites to win the title at the moment. Barca will be happy with a draw from the match against Real, but if they get a chance, they will certainly try to win the match.

Latest matches: FC Barcelona

17.12.2017 LaLi FC Barcelona Deportivo La Coruna 4:0 W
10.12.2017 LaLi Villarreal CF FC Barcelona 0:2 W
05.12.2017 UEFA FC Barcelona Sporting CP 2:0 W
02.12.2017 LaLi FC Barcelona Celta de Vigo 2:2 D
29.11.2017 Copa FC Barcelona Real Murcia CF 5:0 W

SUMMING UP!

Real Madrid must win, and they will attack from the first minute of the game. Barcelona will rely on counter-attacks. Everything is possible in the upcoming game.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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