Last Updated on March 17, 2023 2:00 pm by Erwin Noguera
LaLiga Santander continues its course, and the teams are set to play their matches corresponding to the 26th matchday of the 2022/23 season.
The current fight is for Champions League places, as FC Barcelona looks solid at the top of the table, and Real Madrid is carefree in second place. However, the fight for the other spots in the biggest European competition is intense, and we have up to four teams fighting for the two available spots.
What better way to close a LaLiga Santander matchday than with one of the most important matches in world soccer? This Sunday, March 19, Real Madrid will visit FC Barcelona in a new edition of the most anticipated Clásico by fans worldwide at the Spotify Camp Nou.
El Clásico de los Clásicos is set to be one of the most spectacular matches so far this year, as Real Madrid wants to take revenge after two defeats against Barça this 2023.
Sunday, March 19 at 04:00 PM ET at the Spotify Camp Nou
FC Barcelona +117
Real Madrid +230
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Why Bet on FC Barcelona?
Although the version of FC Barcelona we have seen this season is not what we are used to, Xavi Hernandez has managed to base his game on defense. Something we never thought could happen, the Culé DT has managed to do it, and, thanks to that, the team looks more solid than ever at the top of the table.
In previous seasons, Barça had many defensive problems that kept them away from victories. However, this has changed, and in 25 games played, the team has conceded only eight goals; these are 11 goals less than Real Madrid, the team that follows them in the goals conceded statistics. But on the other hand, we have also noticed that the team’s offense has been very stuck, despite having outstanding players like Lewandowski, Dembelé, Raphina, and Pedri on the team. Still, they have managed to take, so far, a 9 points distance from Real Madrid.
FC Barcelona’s last five games in LaLiga Santander have a record of four wins and one loss, but it is worth noting that none of these games have ended with more than 2.5 goals, which is surprising for the quality of players in the team.
In addition, their last two wins against Valencia and Athletic have been with a score of 1-0.
Why Bet on Real Madrid?
Real Madrid, for their part, goes into this matchday with the firm conviction of cutting the lead of FC Barcelona to six points. Although the gap is still wide for Barça, Los Merengues can overcome it. There is no doubt about that. This team grows in the most crucial moments, and there is no reason to think they will not do so in this final stretch of the season. First, however, they must strike the blow at Spotify Camp Nou this Sunday to aspire to something and take the three points.
Real Madrid has also had a spectacular season and is crowning it after eliminating Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16 with a 6-2 aggregate win.
Real Madrid knows they cannot let their arms down, and their only option to fight for the LaLiga Santander title is to win every game from now on, but they must start with this one, against their historical rival and away.
Los Merengues come into this matchday after an excellent victory against Espanyol with a score of 3-1.
Final Betting Analysis: FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
The Clasico between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona is one of the most played matches in the history of soccer, and Real Madrid leads the all-time series.
In the last 20 matches, we have almost absolute parity in the results obtained, with FC Barcelona winning nine and Real Madrid eight, while three matches have ended with a draw on the scoreboard.
At MyBookie.ag, we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors FC Barcelona at +117, while Real Madrid starts at +230.
We expect a balanced match, with both teams playing their style in the best possible way. However, on this occasion, we believe that the Culés will be able to come out on top and take all three points, so our betting selection is a win for FC Barcelona.
Look for a straight win on the Moneyline FC Barcelona. For example, if you put $100 on Barça at +117, you’ll see a $117 win with a total payout of $217.
FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Betting Pick: FC Barcelona