19:45 GMT 02 March 2019
Arguably the biggest club rivalry in world football returns to La Liga this weekend as Barcelona make the trip to the Santiago Bernabeu in the fourth El Clasico of the season.
Barcelona have been dominant over their rivals in the last few seasons as they are unbeaten in the last five Clasicos. Home advantage doesn’t seem to be a staple in this fixture as the Catalans’ last victory at the Bernabeu came just three days ago in the Copa Del Rey. There have been over 2.5 goals in four of the last five games and both teams have scored in three.
If Los Blancos want any chance of winning the league, it is imperative that they pick up three points on Saturday. Nacho Fernandez is suspended for the clash while Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema are doubtful. Isco returned to training this week so may feature.
Latest matches: Real Madrid
|27.02.2019||Copa||Real Madrid||FC Barcelona||0:3||L|
|24.02.2019||LaLi||Levante UD||Real Madrid||1:2||W|
|17.02.2019||LaLi||Real Madrid||Girona FC||1:2||L|
|13.02.2019||UEFA||Ajax Amsterdam||Real Madrid||1:2||W|
|09.02.2019||LaLi||Atletico Madrid||Real Madrid||1:3||W|
Another win for the visitors would see them take another big step towards the title and they have an almost full-strength side with just Rafinha out injured.
Latest matches: FC Barcelona
|27.02.2019||Copa||Real Madrid||FC Barcelona||0:3||W|
|23.02.2019||LaLi||Sevilla FC||FC Barcelona||2:4||W|
|19.02.2019||UEFA||Olympique Lyon||FC Barcelona||0:0||D|
|16.02.2019||LaLi||FC Barcelona||Real Valladolid||1:0||W|
|10.02.2019||LaLi||Athletic Bilbao||FC Barcelona||0:0||D|
Despite Barcelona’s dominance in the last few seasons, the El Clasico is one fixture that is always so hard to predict. However, it does seem as though the league-leaders will come away from the Spanish capital with another victory. There is also a high chance of over 2.5 goals with both sides scoring a lot of goals recently.
02 March 2019 - 19:45 GMT
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