Real Madrid vs Barcelona prediction and betting tips (March 20)
Barcelona have good feelings for the upcoming El Clasico. The Blaugrana haven’t beaten Real Madrid in six straight meetings and are ready to put an end to it on Sunday night with a victory.
Pedri (Barcelona) had a great performance in the last match, against Galatasaray
Pedri (Barcelona) had a great performance in the last match, against Galatasaray

Real Madrid play Barcelona in Round 29 of the 2021-22 La Liga season.

The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 20 March 2022. The match venue is Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Real Madrid vs Barcelona (March 20) game are available in this article. Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona latest odds on betting sites

Real Madrid to win odds are priced at 2.15 (+115 American; 23/20 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while Barcelona to win odds are priced at 3.25 (+225; 9/4).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Real Madrid — 42%, draw — 28%, Barcelona — 30%.

Latest betting odds on Real Madrid vs Barcelona (20 March 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Real Madrid — 1.89 (-114; 25/28)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Barcelona — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.57 (-175; 4/7)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.25 (+125; 5/4)

Real Madrid vs Barcelona match preview and statistics

Real Madrid are top of the league table with 66 points and a +38 goal difference. They have won each of their last five matches. Los Blancos beat Mallorca 3-nil in their last match.

Vinicius Junior opened the scoring in the 55th minute with a shot between the legs of Rico into the back of the net, assisted by Karim Benzema with a simple offload. Benzema doubled the lead in the 77th minute from the penalty spot as he drilled his effort into the bottom left corner.

Benzema scored his second goal of the game in the 82nd minute with a fine header from Marcelo’s cross into the top right corner, assisted by Marcelo who lifted a dangerous cross into the box from the left flank.

Team statistics: 63% possession, 1.97 expected goals, 11 total shots, three big chances, five shots on target, 503 accurate passes, 87% pass accuracy, 15 fouls committed, four offsides, six corners, four yellow cards.

Real Madrid team news: Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy are ruled out for the game, while Karim Benzema and Rodrygo are doubtful.

Barcelona are third in the league standings with 51 points and a +23 goal difference. They are unbeaten in their last 11 games, with eight wins and three draws. Barca beat Galatasaray 2-1 in their last match.

The Turkish team took the lead in the 28th minute with a header by their captain Marcao from the centre of the box to the back of the net, assisted by Alexandru Cicaldau with a cross following a corner.

Pedri levelled the scores in the 37th minute of the game. Torres played a one-two with De Jong on the edge of the box before playing a wonderful reverse pass into Pedri at the near post. He took out the Boey and Nelsson before coolly slotting it past Pena. Ferran got the assist for the goal.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winner in the 49th minute of the second half from very close range into the empty net, assisted by De Jong who helped the ball onto Aubameyang. Top stats: 64% possession, 2.48 expected goals, 19 total shots, four shots on target, five big chances, 598 accurate passes, 87% pass accuracy, seven fouls committed, two offsides, three corners, four yellow cards.

Barcelona team news: Ansu Fati, Alex Balde, Samuel Umtiti and Sergi Roberto are sidelined due to injuries, while Nico Gonzalez is suspended for the game.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona H2H

Real Madrid haven’t lost to Barcelona in their last six meetings, with a draw and five consecutive wins. Los Blancos beat Barca 3-2 in the last meeting.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona lineups and key players

Real Madrid projected starting lineup:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Dani Carvajal
  • Eder M ilitao
  • Nacho Fernandez
  • Marcelo
  • Luka Modric
  • Casemiro
  • Toni Kroos
  • Marco Asensio
  • Karim Benzema
  • Vinicius Junior

Karim Benzema is the key player to watch out for. Following his top performance against PSG, he went down and dropped another stellar game in their last match against Mallorca, scoring a brace and providing an assist. Benzema has 22 league goals with 11 assists in 25 matches this season.

Barcelona projected starting lineup:

  • Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
  • Dani Alves
  • Gerard Pique
  • Ronald Araujo
  • Jordi Alba
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Frenkie de Jong
  • Pedri
  • Ferran Torres
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Adama Traore

Pedri is the key player to watch out for. The Spaniard had a great performance in their last match against Galatasaray, scored the equalizer, had the most tackles (3), 86% pass accuracy, and won the most duels (8). You should watch out for another top performance from him in the El Clasico.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona predictions and betting tips

Going into this game, both teams are in top form. Real Madrid are on a five-game winning streak while Barcelona haven’t lost in their last 11 matches. Both sides won their respective last games.

In H2H meetings, Madrid have the upper hand, with five straight wins against Barca in the El Clasico. Seeing the Blaugrana’s performance and result against top sides in recent games, we can give them a shot for victory. They defeated Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Valencia while scoring four goals against these sides.

Predictions for this match are Barcelona to win, and over 2.5 goals total. In their last four meetings, they’ve totalled over 2.5 goals, this particular game doesn’t look like an exception seeing their form and goalscoring record.

Betting prediction: Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Barcelona

Odds: 2.02 (+102 American; 51/50 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.66 (-150 American; 2/3 Fractional)

Real Madrid — Barcelona
Not settled
Over 2.5 goals
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