Real Madrid v Barcelona El Clasico 2017 predictions, live stream and betting tips here. A victory for the Catalonians at the Bernabeu could blow the La Liga title race wide open.
Real Madrid v Barcelona match stats
- Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 22 La Liga matches at the Bernabeu
- Barcelona have lost four of their last six away games in all competitions
- The reverse fixture between these two sides ended in a 1-1 draw in December
Real Madrid v Barcelona betting preview
Real Madrid sit in the driving seat in the La Liga title race at the moment, although that could all change in this game. As things stand, Los Blancos are three points clear of Barcelona with a game in hand, although their arch rivals have a better goal difference. A gap has opened up over the rest of the division though with 10 points separating them from third place Atletico Madrid.
Since losing to Valencia in February, Zinedine Zidane's men have gone 12 matches unbeaten in all competitions and although they've dropped points against Las Palmas and Atletico Madrid in that run, they have managed to keep themselves in pole position and with the home advantage they are the favourites for an El Clasico win here at 11/10 with bet365
Barcelona's season has been a shaky one but they'll be hoping to give Luis Enrique the best possible send off by chasing down their arch rivals for the La Liga title. They should at least secure the Copa Del Rey as they'll be huge favourites against Alaves in the final next month, but in reality that would be a disappointing haul for such a talented squad.
Each time they have been given an opportunity to close the gap on Los Blancos, the Catalonians seem to falter and such was the case a couple of weeks ago as they failed to capitalise on Real's derby day draw with Atletico as they went down in a 2-0 defeat at Malaga. A victory here would be pivotal at odds of 3/1 with BetVictor
After these two sides played out a 1-1 draw earlier in the season, we fancy another tie here. The pressure is on Barcelona to get a result so they know they need to turn in a big performance, but we can't see them doing enough to get the three points. We do however, fancy goals and between two well-matched sides who are both stronger going forward than in defence, the match to be drawn and both teams to score bet at 11/5 with William Hill
looks good to us.
Lionel Messi has been Barcelona's main attacking threat this term despite strong form from Luis Suarez and Neymar. The Argentinian superstar has racked up 28 goals in just 29 La Liga appearances this term and he's scored no fewer than 21 goals against Real Madrid in his career. Always looking to outshine Ronaldo, we're backing a goal at any time from Messi here at 7/6 with Unibet
Match to be drawn and both teams to score @ 11/5 with William Hill
Lionel Messi to score at any time @ 7/6 with Unibet