La Liga Preview: Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Oct 28)
- Real Madrid looking to extend their advantage at the top of the La Liga standings
- Barcelona could move to the summit with maximum points against their rivals
One of the biggest soccer matches on the planet takes place in La Liga this weekend, as the first El Clasico of the campaign sees Barcelona host Real Madrid. Both sides will be looking for maximum points, which could see them end the weekend at the top of the standings.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 10:15 a.m ET
- Where: Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, Barcelona, Spain
- How To Watch: ESPN
There are few bigger soccer fixtures in the world than El Clasico. The first meeting between the two biggest teams in Spain takes place in Barcelona this weekend, with the clash being the 255th official match between the two sides. Real Madrid has a narrow advantage in the overall record, having won on 102 occasions compared to the 100 victories recorded by Barcelona.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side come into the match at the top of the league standings, but they are ahead of Girona on goal difference alone. Real will be looking to bounce back to winning ways on Saturday after they were held on the road by Sevilla last weekend. But, Jude Bellingham could be a star to watch, as the Englishman has already netted eleven goals in 12 goals across all competitions.
Barcelona could end the weekend at the top of the standings if they are able to land maximum points this weekend. They come into this weekend as the only side still sporting an unbeaten record, while they have won seven of their opening ten league matches this term. Last weekend, they battled to a dramatic 1-0 home success against Athletic Bilbao, with Marc Guiu netting on his senior debut.
Barcelona landed a 2-1 win in their home match against Real last season, ending a two-match losing run in front of their home fans against their rivals. However, Real have still won five of the previous seven matches between the sides, including a 3-1 success in the first clash between the sides in 2022-23.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction
This promises to be an exciting showdown this weekend. Both teams to score looks to be a solid angle, as both sides have netted in five of the previous six. However, the narrow preference is for Real to land victory at the home of the fiercest rivals.