Barcelona v Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips, Lineups & Odds (El Clasico - 18.12.2019)

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Barcelona v Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips, Lineups & Odds (El Clasico - 18.12.2019)
Barcelona lock horns with bitter rivals Real Madrid in the first El Classico of the La Liga season. The two teams are tied on points at the top of the league standings, but who will claim the bragging rights in the direct encounter? Find here  our Barcelona v Real Madrid betting preview with predictions, betting tips, probable lineups, team news, enhanced odds, bookie promotions and no deposit free bets on this clash!

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Barcelona have won 9 games out of 9 at home this season, with a whopping +21 goal difference

Barcelona and Real Madrid top the La Liga table, level on 35 points after 16 matches. The Catalan giants were held to a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad despite having led 2-1 just after half time. Ernesto Valverde's men are yet to drop a single point at home in the league this season and have not lost a home game in any competition since November 2018 - a 30-match streak which includes 26 wins. As to recent Clasicos, the Blaugrana have won four of six unbeaten clashes over the past 24 months by an aggregate scoreline of 15-4, including a 5-1 demolition job in La Liga at the Nou Camp last term in the absence of Lionel Messi.

Barcelona have a number of key players listed as out and doubts ahead of El Clasico. Arthur continues to struggle with injury while Ousmane Dembele is sidelined. Jordi Alba and Nelson Semedo are not 100% fit and they could make room to Sergi Roberto and Junior Firpo. In midfield, Ivan Rakitic is expected to get another start alongside Sergio Busquets. No changes are expected up front, where Leo Messi will be flanked by Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann. The likes of Gerard Piquet and Clement Lenglet will start as centre backs.

Real Madrid are currently enduring a six-match winless streak against Barça

Real Madrid will try to extend an 11-match unbeaten run that was preserved by Karim Benzema’s late equaliser away to Valencia on Sunday. The Galacticos have only lost twice this season, both defeats came on the road at PSG and Mallorca. Los Blancos have registered just one clean sheet from their past six matches in all competitions. Anyway, they boast the second best defense of La Liga with just 12 goals conceded so far. Their away form is much better in the last few months. Zinedine Zidane's men have won four and drawn one of their last five outings on the road, having picked up only two victories in 11 before that.

Fede Valverde is expected to start in midfield owing to his excellent performances of late. He will join Casemiro and Toni Kroos in the middle of the park. With Eden Hazard out through injury, teenage prodigy Rodrygo could start up front. In alternative, Luka Modric should paly as number ten behind the offensive duo formed by Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. At the back, Ferland Mendy returns from suspension and should start at left-back. The likes of Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal are likely to complete the backline. James Rodriguez will also be out until at least the new year while Marco Asensio is out and may not play again this season following a knee injury.

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Barcelona v Real Madrid Probable Line-ups     

Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann

Real Madrid (4-3-1-2): Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde; Modric; Benzema, Bale

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