In Spain, on Matchday 26 of the Primera Division, the game will take a place on Saturday. Real Madrid welcomes FC Barcelona to the "El Clasico". The match will be held at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain. The head referee who was assigned to the third El Clasico since month by Alejandro Hernández. The "Royal" must renounce midfielder Marcos Llorente (groin injury). Questionable is the use of midfielder Isco (back) and goalkeeper Luca Zidane. However, the son of legendary Zinedine Zidane has not played any competitive games for Real Madrid this season. The visitors from Barcelona have to get by without midfielder Rafinha (knee injury). It is uncertain whether the Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen can be used. The last meeting of the two arch-rivals took place recently. In the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final, "Catalans" won 3:0 in Madrid, beating the final with a 4:1 aggregate.
The Madrilenians play in the domestic league so far a disappointing season. In the table, the team of coach Santiago Solari is in the third place, too little for the claims of the Royal Club. Behind archrival Barcelona, they are nine points behind them. Real Madrid has weaknesses in the defence area this season. With 30 conceded goals they only have the eighth best defence of La Liga Santander. In recent weeks, the Madrilenians showed little constant. On the other hands, they were able to triumph with city rivals Atlético Madrid 3:1 and won in the second round of the Champions League 2:1 at Ajax Amsterdam. On the other hands, “Los Blancos” conceded in the last La Liga game at home with a 1:2 defeat against FC Girona. In contrast, “The Catalans” can be satisfied with his season so far. The visitors clearly lead the table ahead of Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid. In the last nine competitive games, the team of coach Ernesto Valverde remained undefeated. With 65 goals have scored. Barcelona has by far the best offence in La Liga. In addition, with 27 points, they are the best away team of La Liga.
The latest statistics between the two teams speaks clearly for the Catalans. Barcelona lost none of their last five competitive games against the "Royal Club". In twelve home games, Los Blancos could only reach 19 goals so far. Moreover, they conceded at home only seven goals, which, together with Barcelona and Alavés, has the best home defensive league. Barca, on the other hand, was without a clean sheet in four of his last five visits. Accordingly, we recommend typing that in this game, both teams will not meet.
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