Real Madrid vs Barcelona El Clasico preview

The biggest football game in the world takes place on Sunday 1 March 2020 as Real Madrid host rivals Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the Spanish capital.

Barcelona head into the latest meeting of the two biggest Spanish sides as the leaders in La Liga after their rivals were surprisingly beaten 1-0 away to Levante last weekend. The Catalan club have a two-point advantage.

Despite this, many feel Barcelona are far short of their best this season and even changed their head coach in January when top of the league. New coach Quique Setien has failed to impress during his first few weeks.

Barcelona are hampered by key injuries to striker Luis Suarez and forward Ousmane Dembele – both out for the remainder of the season. These injuries allowed the defending champions to sign Martin Braithwaite from struggling Leganes last week. The Dane came off the bench to help setup two goals in their 5-0 thrashing of Eibar on his debut.

Bookmakers have Real Madrid as favourites at home in this game, with a price of 13/10, whilst visitors Barcelona are 11/5 to win their fifth success league meeting at the Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane’s side have been highly-reliant on goals from striker Karim Benzema this season with none of his teammates having scored more than three goals this campaign. This is the 26th La Liga game of the season.

Barcelona have Lionel Messi but the rest of their attack hasn’t been so impressive. Antoine Griezmann may be extra motivated for this trip having played for Real’s rivals Atletico Madrid before switching to the Camp Nou over the summer.

Here at Gambling Happy we are favouring Real Madrid to go back top of La Liga on Sunday night with a home win. Prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona.