Nou Camp is the stage for the first El Clasico of the season this weekend as runners-up Barcelona host current La Liga leaders Real Madrid. The Blaugrana are six points adrift of Los Blancos in the table and have fallen short in four of their last six games in all competitions to give Real hope of winning at the Nou Camp for the second time in as many seasons.
Barcelona v Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga
December 3rd 2016
Barcelona find themselves second in the Spanish La Liga table with 27 points from 13 games, having gone two games without a win ahead of this weekend’s El Clasico. Luis Enrique’s men have failed to win four of their last six and come into Saturday’s must-win encounter as the underdogs for many.
In addition to a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City in Europe, Barca have been held to draws against Malaga and Real Sociedad in La Liga, before playing out a stalemate in the Copa Del Rey to Hercules. They lost to Real Madrid in last season’s El Clasico at the Nou Camp, and have won just two home games in La Liga since August.
As for their opponents, visitors Real Madrid are top of the Spanish La Liga table with 33 points from a possible 39, having won 10 and drawn three of 13 games. Los Blancos have won their last six in the division, scoring 18 and conceding just four, and have beaten Barcelona twice in their last four league head-to-heads.
No side in La Liga have picked up more points on the road than Real Madrid this season, who have won eight of their last nine in all competitions ahead of this weekend’s El Clasico. Real could go nine points clear of Barcelona in the table with a win, making a big statement of intent in the title race. Real Madrid are 16/5 with Betfair to win against Barcelona.