Welcome to our Real Madrid vs Barcelona predictions and preview. This is the big one for the Primera Division. El Clásico is the most followed club football match in the world, watched by hundreds of millions of people – so there is no pressure on me to get it right! Real Madrid are at the top of the Primera Division a full 4 points clear of their rivals. Barcelona would love that to be just 1 oint at the end of this match, while Real Madrid will be pushing for victory, but might just settle for the draw, as the draw will keep their 4 point “cushion”.

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Real Madrid have been in great form recently with 13 points from their last 5 matches. Barcelona slipped up against Real Valladolid and Real Sociedad and have only 9 points from their last 5 matches.

Previous Meetings

El Clásico originaly referred to matches between these two great clubs in the Spanish Championships, but it has been geberalised recently and all matches between these two are now called El Clásico. Whatever – we have an original El Clásico here. There have been 26 El Clásico played at Real Madrid’s Bernabéu stadium. Honours have been very even, with 9 Real Madrid victories, 8 draws and 9 Barcelona victories. Here are recent results for this great fixture:

02/03/13 PRD Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona
31/01/13 CDR Real Madrid 1-1 Barcelona
30/08/12 SUC Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona
19/01/12 CDR Real Madrid 1-2 Barcelona
11/12/11 PRD Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona
15/08/11 SUC Real Madrid 2-2 Barcelona
28/04/11 UCL Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona
17/04/11 PRD Real Madrid 1-1 Barcelona
11/04/10 PRD Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona
03/05/09 PRD Real Madrid 2-6 Barcelona

Goals Scored

Real Madrid have scored 77 Goals this season
Barcelona have scored 81 Goals this season

Pretty close, with Real Madrid just edging it.

Goals Conceded

Real Madrid have conceded 26 goals this season
Barcelona have conceded 22 goals this season

Miserly defence by both teams, and here Barcelona have the edge.

Top Scorers

Real Madrid’s top scorers are Ronaldo with 25 goals, Benzema with 15 goals and Bale with 10 goals
Barcelona’s top scorer are Messi with 18 goals, Sanchez with 17 goals and Pedro with 14 goals

Team and Selection News

Real Madrid will be without Khedira and Arbeloa
Barcelona will be without Cuenca and dos Santos

Conclusion

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