It doesn’t get tighter than this. After 29 games played in the La Liga this season, just 2 points separates Barcelona and Real Madrid. Both teams are 2nd and 3rd place respectively on the La Liga table.
To make things more interesting, Barca are 1 point behind League leaders Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid themselves are only 3 points behind the leaders. This is the closest Title race we have had in La Liga in almost 7 years.
When the 2 sides met at the Nou Camp earlier this season, Madrid ran out 3-1 winners in an entertaining game. Things looked bleak for Barcelona at the time but their fortunes have changed somewhat in recent weeks. They are into the final of the Copa del Rey and Atletico’s recent poor form has brought them back into the Title race.
Real Madrid have had their own troubles this season. However, a timely run of good form has seen them looking at a potentially good end to the season. The close La Liga title race means Madrid are now chasing a potential League and Champions League double.
Both teams come into this game in good form. Real Madrid have won 7 and drawn 3 of their last 10 La Liga matches. They have not lost since January. Barcelona have won their last 6 La Liga matches and their Champions League exit at the hands of PSG means they have more days than Real to prepare.
Real Madrid have however won the last 2 El Clasicos and history has shown that in games like these, form goes out the window.
It is worth considering that 3 out of Real Madrid’s 4 losses this season have come at home. They are also without the trio of Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Eden Hazard. It is also worth considering that 3 out of Barcelona’s 4 losses have been away from home.
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Lionel Messi has hinted that he could leave Barcelona when his contract expires at the end of the season. The Argentine superstar is the El Clasico top scorer with 26 goals but has not scored in 6 straight El Clasicos. His last El Clasico goal is over 3 years ago.
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With the La Liga title race at stake and both teams seeking a chance at redemption following what has been a topsy turvy season, Who will your money be on?
Real Madrid are priced to win at a huge 2.95 odds while Barcelona are priced to win at 2.35 on nairabet.com.