Real Madrid suffered a setback in their last clash on the road in the LaLiga after Levante pulled off a surprise 1-0 win over them. Despite recording twice as many shots at goal as their foes in that latter clash, the hosts were far from clinical in their efforts and subsequently missed out on all three points at the last blast of the whistle.
Barcelona 3-0 victory on February 27 could be a tad misleading especially since Madrid were the better side and had better goal-scoring opportunities in the game.
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Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their preceding six encounters.Two of their previous five fixtures have ended in a tie.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Reguilon; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Lucas Vazquez, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Dembele
Form Guide: (all competitions – most recent first)
- Real Madrid: L W L W W
- Barcelona: W W D W D
- Real Madrid: 15/8
- Barcelona: 7/5
- Draw: 11/4
Thibaut Courtois should return in goal for Madrid however Marcus Llorente will still be missing due to a muscular problem. Raphael Varane suffered a nasty cut in the previous match but will be expected to partner up with Sergio Ramos in central defence.
Samuel Umtiti has recovered from his knee problem and should replace Clement Lenglet at the Bernabeu. Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has no fresh injury concerns from the previous game.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Head to head (h2h)
- Their last meeting finished as a stalemate.
- Three of their past four games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their preceding six encounters.
- Two of their previous five fixtures have ended in a tie.
- Barcelona have registered the win in half of their last ten clashes. (W-6, D-3, L-2)