Whenever there is a clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid, it is a holiday for the whole world. El Classico is something that will never be friendly. There isn’t going to be an exception in this case also. Both Barca and Real have many things on their respective minds. The Catalonians are having troubles with Neymar, whose status isn’t clear yet. Meanwhile, Los Blancos are without Cristiano Ronaldo, and so far their wishes in the transfer market were avoiding Santiago Bernabeu.
Nevertheless, everything will be forgotten when players take the step on the pitch. No excuses are allowed when it comes to El Classico.
Barcelona is playing very well recently. In the first game of International Champions Cup, they have defeated Juventus 2-1, and afterward Manchester United with the minimal result, 1-0. So far Neymar has been dominating in each game, and despite all the rumors about his departure, the Brazilian international is playing excellent. But after Friday’s incident, we are not sure whether will he even play against Real. We have to tell you one interesting thing, and that is the fact that Barcelona has 9 straight victories when we look the games from the end of the previous season. 8 of those games came with over 2.5 goals.
Real Madrid overview
Los Blancos have two defeats in the last few days. After a draw in the regular time against United, they have lost on penalties, and Manchester City simply demolished them with 4-1. Zinedine Zidane and his team still didn’t wake up after the summer holidays. The absence of Cristiano Ronaldo is noticeable, and so far, no major landings were reported at Madrid. We are sure that the management of the current European champion is preparing some explosive signing.
Head to head matches
During the previous three seasons, the two powerhouses of European football meet 6 times. Barcelona has 3 victories, Real Madrid 2, and we saw one draw. What fascinates is the lack of discipline among Real players. They ended 3 out of the last 4 games with one player ejected from the match. Also, Barcelona is on an unbelievable streak of 20 games in which they have scored against their fiercest rivals. 9 out of the last 10 games ended with over 2.5 goals and the same number of games ended with both teams to score.
With Barcelona looking like this, Real has nothing to look forward to. This is a pretty bold statement, but having in mind what we saw so far, Barcelona is much better. Also, we would like you to try on a high number of goals, over 3.5 for instance. Real is struggling, and it is obvious, but they are capable of producing some goals. It is why we think that this event will be a high-scoring affair.