Barcelona vs Real Madrid: prediction for the Supercopa de España match
On January 12, The Blaugrana will host the Galacticos in the Spanish Super Cup match. What to expect from the first semi-final clash? The answer is in our prediction.
In the previous week, Barcelona had a start in the Spanish Cup and recorded a narrow away win over a modest Linares side (2:1). In this match Xavi gave a chance to younger players, who managed to snatch a comeback victory over a motivated fourth-tier side.
There are many matches up ahead, so team will need more options for rotation. Moreover, in the next month team will start the performance in the Europa League, which will be a new competition for the Catalan side.
After 20 rounds of La Liga The Blaugrana have eight victories and eight draws, which brought 32 points and an 6th spot in the standings. Catalan club avoided defeats in five most recent matches - three draws and victories over Elche (3:2) and Mallorca (1:0).
Team's offensive line is looking too weak right now, they scored only 31 goals. Team's best goalscorer at the moment is Memphis Depay, who scored eight goals.
Araujo, Braithwaite, Wague, Garcia, De Jong, Demir and Roberto won't feature in this match.
Real are having a wonderful season so far - in the previous week team started the performance in Spanish Cup with a victory over Alcoyano (3:1).
Team also put up a successful performance in the group stage of the Champions League, Madrid recorded victories over Inter and Shakhtar. Club suffered only one defeat, to Sheriff, but The Whites still secured a top spot in the group.
Carlo Ancelotti's men started the 2022 year in La Liga with a sudden defeat to Getafe (0:1), but they redeemed themselves in the next fixture - Galacticos crushed Valencia (4:1).
After the 21st round The Blancos have 15 victories and four draws, which brought them 49 points, they are five points ahead of their nearest competitor.
Team has the best offensive record in the league, they scored 45 goals. Karim Benzema is still team's leading goalscorer with 17 goals to his name.
Bale and Diaz will miss the match due to injuries.
None of four most recent head-to-head matches ended in a draw
This bet played in 3 out of 5 most recent matches of Madrid team
In 4 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
In every third head-to-head match penalties were given
It is more of a commercial match, which will take place at Saudi Arabia, so chances are pretty even here. Both teams will have almost all of key players available, so we think that both opponents will play offensively without worrying for the result. We offer to place on both teams to score in El Classico.
Our prediction - both teams to score
El Classico matches are always special for the players, but we don't think that coaches will risk their stars in the Super Cup. We are expecting a close game, which will probably go to extra time.
Our second bet is on a draw