Preview of Real Madrid vs Barcelona match
This week, Real Madrid will play at home to host their archrival, Barcelona, in the first leg of the semi-final of the Copa del Rey. As the home team, Real Madrid is considered to have an advantage.
Real Madrid’s form is quite good, being unbeaten in 6 out of their last 7 matches across all competitions. Their attack is a strong point, repeatedly defeating their opponents’ defense to win matches. The Bernabeu stadium is a solid foundation for Carlo Ancelotti’s team, having won all 2 out of their last 3 home games, with the latest victim being Elche in a 4-0 victory.
The Royal Club is currently in second place in La Liga standings with 52 points after 23 rounds, 7 points behind the top of the table. Although they faced a tough opponent in Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup, Real Madrid played with resilience and reasonable tactics, defeating their opponent 3-1 (in 120 minutes) to advance to the semi-finals.
As for Barcelona, they also achieved a victory by defeating Real Sociedad at home in the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup. However, Xavi’s team still struggles with psychological issues whenever playing away, as evidenced by only 1 win and 2 losses in their last 3 away matches. Clearly, this record is causing concern for fans of the beloved team on their upcoming trip.
In the last 5 encounters between the two teams, Barcelona has won 3 matches, drawn 1, and lost only 1. However, their disadvantage is playing away in this match and facing a Real Madrid team that usually performs very well at home, having won 2 out of their last 3 home games against their opponents.
The predicted lineup for the Real Madrid vs Barcelona match:
Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba, Modric, Tchouameni, Ceballos, Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Kounde, Christensen, Alonso, Balde, Roberto, F. de Jong, Kessie, Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi.
Half-time score prediction: Real Madrid 1-0 Barcelona
Full-time score prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona
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