The postponed Round 10 fixture is all set to take place on the 19th of December, between Spain’s top 2 clubs – Barcelona and Real Madrid. Real Madrid travel to the Camp Nou to take on rival Barcelona for the first El Clasico of the season on Wednesday. This is the most important match of the season so far as well since both clubs are in a deadlock in the standings. As though this clash needed any more attention, both clubs ironically drew over the weekend to further elevate this matchup, eventually bringing them to this point.
When is the El Clasico?
Event: 2019-20 La Liga Santander
Game: Barcelona VS Real Madrid
Date: 19 December, Thursday
Location: Camp Nou, Barcelona
TV Channel, Live Coverage and Online Streaming
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According to bet365, the betting odds of El Clasico is fixed as:
Barcelona – 1.70
Real Madrid – 4.33
Draw – 4.00
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Barcelona and Real Madrid were originally expected to clash on October 26, but protests related to the Catalonian Independence compelled RFEF to postpone the game. Apparently in November, both teams agreed with La Liga for the fixture to be played on December 18. Postponement usually affects the hype of a game in football, but for this clash it has just become the opposite as fans of both teams are looking forward to witness this game with full excitement and anticipation.
As a matter of fact, Lionel Messi has scored a hat-trick in consecutive Barcelona La Liga home games and the star striker boasts 18 goals across 25 top-flight H2Hs. From Real Madrid’s side, Karim Benzema has been the club’s first goalscorer in all 4 La Liga away games he’s scored this term and he also has a record of netting in Madrid’s last 3 El Clásico victories.
Injuries have taken a toll on Real Madrid as Hazard, Marcelo, Vazquez, James and Asensio remain out for the match, whereas Ferland Mendy returns to the squad. And Barcelona will be without Ousmane Dembele and Arthur, fortunately there are no suspensions for either clubs in this match.
Head to Head
The Blaugrana have been dominating the Los Blancos over several occasions in the past and will look to increase their slender H2H lead over fierce rivals Real Madrid in a clash that has witnessed both teams score in the past 15 El Clasico clashes held at the Camp Nou.
Since this is a match where neither club want to lose to the other, a draw is certainly fine and a win is better, but Real will not want to lose this match. After successfully trailing Barca for the top spot, Real Madrid are finally tied with the Catalan giants as they look forward to extend their dominion in the league.
Blaugrana VS Los Blancos
Boasting a 100% record at home, Barcelona are hands down favorites for this game as they look to repeat history in one of the best clashes of the season. Although Real Madrid had their chance of surpassing the Spanish Champions, they managed a draw 1-1 against Valencia in their previous clash on the weekend.
Since the Blaugrana also finished up their last clash 2-2 in a tight game with Real Sociedad, their next clash has just gotten to another level of craze. Without doubt, this clash will be the best fixture of this La Liga season making it even more bigger since it all comes down to this.
Apparently Barcelona are a difficult side to handle at home and there’s a reason as to why they are undefeated at the Camp Nou this season. They have dropped points here and there, but it will be difficult for the visitors to force a loss in their house especially without Hazard since the playmaker was just about to settle in.
As for Real, they must play the best football they have played in years, if they hope to capture all 3 points. Since this is a huge match in the league table that Los Blancos need to capitalize on, in order to get going and it won’t ruin them with a loss, but would mean that they would have to start playing catch-up. Undoubtedly the hosts remain favorites for this clash and it all comes down to what magic Real Madrid could produce on Thursday.
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