Real Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Preview – 02/03/2019

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Preview – 02/03/2019

Real Madrid vs Barcelona

Barcelona will be aiming to make it two wins over their bitter rivals in less than a week as they face off against Real Madrid in La Liga just three days after humiliating them at the Santiago Bernabeu by three goals to nil in the Copa del Rey. The Catalonians could go ten points clear at the summit of the standings if they earn maximum points here, while Los Blancos will have their sights set on second place as they look to overtake Atletico Madrid on the league table.

Real Madrid have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their past six matches in all competitions and have won three of their previous five outings, losing the other two. Following a 1-3 away victory over Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby, Santiago Solari’s men then beat Ajax by two goals to one in the first leg of their Last 16 Champions League tie. Unfortunately for them, they failed to build on that result in the next fixture and were shockingly beaten at home by Girona as the visitors ran out 1-2 victors, although they bounced back in the encounter with Levante one week later as they were involved in a game that had exactly three goals or more for the third match running, and SkyBet have Over 2.5 goals at 1/2. Their most recent match saw them knocked out of the Copa del Rey at the semi final stage by Barcelona.

Karim Benzema has scored eleven goals this season and currently tops the charts for his side, including two goals in his past four appearances and SkyBet have the Frenchman to score anytime at 6/4. Former Tottenham man Gareth Bale is second on the leaderboard with seven, while Luka Modric has supplied the most goals for others on four assists. Isco is back in training following a back injury, while Marcos Llorente remains unavailable due to a groin problem.

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Barcelona will be full of confidence ahead of this one after knocking their upcoming opponents out of the Copa del Rey on the Wednesday night preceding this encounter, and they are on a run of nine matches without a loss in all competitions, though four of those results have been stalemates. Barca have scored three or more in each of their past two games and SkyBet have them at 11/4 to repeat that feat again this weekend. After a 1-0 win over Real Valladolid, Barca then kept a clean sheet away to Lyon in the Champions League Last 16. Following this, Ernesto Valverde’s men defeated Sevilla for second time since January as they netted four times to their opponents two. Barca’s most immediate fixture saw them eliminate Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey by three goals to nil and Bet365 have Barcelona as the only team to score at 4/1.

Lionel Messi is both the top provider and top goal-scorer at Barcelona this season with twenty-five goals and eleven assists, and SkyBet have the Argentine maestro to score anytime at 5/6. Luis Suarez, now 32-years-old, has netted sixteen and is the five time Ballon d’Or winners’ closest challenger for the number one spot in the scoring department. Jordi Alba has made the second highest amount of assists at the club with seven, while fellow defender Thomas Vermaelen is likely to miss out due to a calf injury.

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