Real Madrid is in 3rd place in La Liga with 63 points after 29 matches. The Royal Club is 2 points behind their next opponent Barca and 3 points behind the leader Atletico Madrid. The team of Zinedine Zidane won their last 3 clashes in the league. They beat Elche, Celta, and Eibar in their last game.
The victory against Eibar was 2:0 after goals from Asensio and Karim Benzema. This will be a crucial clash if the Whites want to defend their title and win La Liga again. The biggest problem this season for Real is injuries as almost the whole time Zidane can’t count in more than 4 or 5 starting players.
Barcelona is in 2nd place in La Liga with 65 points after 29 games. The form of the team in the league is phenomenal as they won their last 6 clashes. However, the last one at home against Real Valladolid was won only 1:0 with a goal in the 90th minute by Dembele.
Before that Valladolid player was sent off in the 82nd minute and a lot of critics for the referee were made. The players of Ronald Koeman will also play a final for Copa del Ray against Athletic Bilbao later this month. The only bad thing was that PSG eliminates them from the Champions League but now they can focus in La Liga and the final for the cup.
Barcelona is the favorite in the upcoming El Classico. However, when Real and Barca played against each other no matter the position of the teams in the standing or form anything can happen. When the distance is only 2 points between them the odds are even higher.
That is why I expect very careful tactics from both coaches and that we will not see more than 3 goals. Sure win soccer prediction today: Under 3.5 goals