Barcelona vs Real Madrid El Clasico La Liga Spanish Matchweek 17 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Barcelona vs Real Madrid – La Liga Tips

FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF

Where Can I Watch?

Who? FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF

What? Matchweek 17 of the Spanish La Liga 2019/20.

Where? Camp Nou, Barcelona

When? 19:00 GMT, Wednesday 18th December 2019

Watch? Premier Sports

Top Betting Tips – FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF

  1. Barcelona – 3/4*
  2. BTTS + Either – 21/20*
  3. HT Draw/FT Barcelona – 15/4*
  4. Luis Suarez Last Scorer – 4/1*
  5. Multibet Exact Score (3-0, 3-1, or 3-2) – 17/4*

*odds as of December 17th at 15:30 GMT and subject to change

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Match Preview – FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF

Leaders Barcelona host second place Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season as part of midweek Matchweek 17 action in the Spanish La Liga 2019/20.

FC Barcelona

Barcelona are in 1st place in the Spanish La Liga. They have 35 points from 16 games so far this campaign. Barca have recorded 11 wins, two draws, and three defeats with Ernesto Valverde in charge. The hosts are unbeaten in 10 matches in all competitions, with Real Sociedad ending a four-match winning streak in the league last time out.

Team News

The hosts are without Ousmane Dembele for this derby clash.

Barcelona can extend their unbeaten run against Real Madrid in La Liga to seven games for the first time since 2011 (13 December 2008-10 December 2011).

Real Madrid CF

Real are in 2nd place in the Spanish La Liga. They have 35 points from 16 games so far this campaign. Los Blancos have recorded 10 wins, five draws, and one defeat with Zinedine Zidane in charge. The visitors are unbeaten in 11 matches in all competitions, having won eight of those and maintained clean sheets in six.

Team News

Madrid are without Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard, James Rodriguez and Marcelo because of injury. Lucas Vazquez is also a doubt.

Real Madrid’s form in this derby recently has been underwhelming, having only won four of the last 22 La Liga clashes between the two clubs (D4, L14).

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Key Players

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi – 4/6* Anytime Scorer

Argentine forward Lionel Messi has 12 La Liga goals this season. Messi has scored a remarkable 18 goals in the last 25 El Clasico’s in the league between the two rivals.

Real Madrid CF – Karim Benzema – 17/10* Anytime Scorer

French forward Karim Benzema has 12 Bundesliga goals this season. Benzema has scored nine goals in all competitions against Barcelona in 32 appearances for Real Madrid, including six in La Liga.

*odds as of December 17th at 15:30 GMT and subject to change

Head-to-Head Record

23 April 2017 RMCF FCB 2–3
23 December 2017 RMCF FCB 0–3
6 May 2018 FCB RMCF 2–2
28 October 2018 FCB RMCF 5–1
2 March 2019 RMCF FCB 0–1

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