Barcelona vs Real Madrid Match Info
Date: Wednesday December 18 2019
Kick-off time: 7.00pm GMT
Venue: Camp Nou
Referee: Alejandro Hernandez
Barcelona vs Real Madrid YourOdds
Our #YourOdds bet combines a few of our tips for an 8/1 multiple on the match itself and for starters, unsurprisingly, we’re backing both teams to score given the sheer amount of talent in both squads.
Barcelona have the home advantage, so we’re backing them for the victory whilst Lionel Messi, who has been in typically incredible form so far this season, is added to the bet as an anytime scorer pick.
We’ve then backed two of La Liga’s more aggressive players in Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and Barca’s Luis Suarez to both get themselves booked. The combination of these three bets pays out at 8/1 and you can add the #YourOdds selection direct to your betslip here.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches (league games unless stated)
March 2 2019: Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona
February 27 2019 (Copa del Rey): Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona
February 6 2019 (Copa del Rey): Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid
October 28 2018: Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid
Total head-to-head La Liga matches played since 1993-94: 52
Barcelona wins: 26
Real Madrid wins: 13
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Stats
- Real Madrid have won only one of their last nine La Liga matches against Barcelona
- Real have not won any of the latest six El Clasico games in any competition
- Luis Suarez has scored seven goals in his last six appearances against Real Madrid
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Match Preview
El Clasico provides a midweek Spanish football treat as these two huge rivals, locked together at the top of La Liga, go head-to-head in what is sure to be a dramatic Camp Nou occasion – on and off the pitch.
The 2019-20 season’s first meeting of these giants was postponed from October due to political demonstrations in Catalonia and there could be some unsavoury scenes, with a protest having been organised with the intention of blocking the Real Madrid team bus.
But assuming Zinedine Zidane and his squad arrive in a safe and timely manner, they will try to extend an 11-match unbeaten run that was preserved by Karim Benzema’s late equaliser away to Valencia on Sunday.
Barcelona also drew the previous day, 2-2 at Real Sociedad, but they were fuming at not being awarded a last-gasp penalty for a foul on Gerard Pique. The Spanish champions have already made their feelings clear to the authorities, asking why VAR was not consulted.
With both clubs on 35 points at the top of the table, this is an opportunity for one of them to strike an important pre-Christmas blow in the title race by winning this game in hand and pull seven clear of third-placed Sevilla, who also dropped points in a home defeat to Villarreal.
As the stats above outline, Barcelona have dominated El Clasico in the last few seasons and with home advantage we think they will win again, with Luis Suarez sure to be eager to continue his excellent goalscoring record against his club’s biggest rivals.
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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Barcelona to win and both teams to score @ 15/8 with bet365
Draw HT/Barcelona FT @ 19/5 with William Hill