Real Madrid v Barcelona predictions: Expect another classic Clasico | Sports News


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Free soccer tips, best bets and analysis for Real Madrid v Barcelona in La Liga on Sunday.

where to watch

LaLigaTV & Premier Sports 1, 8pm Sunday

Best bet

Over 3.5 goals
1pt 13-8 bet365

Match preview

Improving Barcelona faces their sternest test yet as they travel to the Bernabeu to take on rivals Real Madrid.

Real have won the last five El Clasico clashes and are ten points clear of Sevilla at the top of La Liga.

The home side can be expected to be shorter in betting due to their recent dominance, but Karim Benzema’s calf injury means they will be without their star striker.

An improved performance for Barca here would be a statement in Xavi’s budding managerial career and his first trip to the rivals’ stadium as a coach.

The former midfielder’s side seem to regard attack as the best form of defense and five of their last six league games have produced four or more goals.

The Catalan club have scored 20 times in that six-match run and conceded six in the process.

With their new attacking line, led by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in form, and with Benzema absent, Barca will be looking to take the game to their hosts and a high-scoring affair could follow.

Key stat

Five of Barcelona’s last six league games have produced four or more goals

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