The global betting company 1xBet announces the great Spanish derby.
On March 19, two colossuses will meet at Camp Nou, and the world will enjoy the great struggle with bated breath. What are the chances of eternal rivals to win?
History of games
It will be the 246th official match between Barcelona and Real in all competitions – Primera, Copa del Rey, Super Cup, Spanish League Cup and Champions League. So far, Madrid is ahead: 101 wins, 48 draws and 96 losses, with a goal difference of 397-410.
This year, the Catalans have beaten their opponent twice: the first victory was in the Super Cup final in mid-January (3-1), and then they played in the Spanish Cup semi-finals. Barça came to the Bernabéu, scored the only goal in the counterattack, parked the bus and won with a minimum score. Madrid even owned the ball more – this is an almost unique achievement for the Clasico of recent decades. The hosts have spent 65% of their playing time with a ball, Real’s best result against Barça since the 2013/14 season. And yet, despite the Merengues’ multiple attacks, there was a feeling that Barça would not miss even if the referee added another 50 minutes to the main time.
After that failure, the chair under Ancelotti began to stagger. The coach cannot start the Madrid machine: before the winning game against Espanyol (3-1), the team did not win in three matches in a row, and they could not even score against Barça (0-1) and Betis (0-0). However, even in the game against the Catalonian capital second-best team, which Madrid won without any apparent effort, the absence of Karim Benzema was noticeable occasionally. Without him, Madrid’s attack does not look very effective. The French striker is expected to return to the starting line-up against Barcelona and help his team’s attack sparkle with new colors.
Barcelona cannot live a measured life as a championship leader and a club world championship winner (yes, we are talking about Real) – as soon as the team overcame the crisis, the Blaugranes management was suspected of corruption.
Catalans have been accused of paying millions of euros for three years to a firm owned by the vice president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation’s Referees Technical Committee. It turned out that the payments had been dragging on since 2001. Although nothing threatens Barça in Spain yet, they still may have to respond before UEFA since the Champions League regulations imply a ban for one season if the club was directly or indirectly involved in influencing the matches results at the national or international level.
With all that, Barcelona came to Bilbao for Sunday’s match against Athletic. And they faced a very unexpected reception: Basques fans began to throw fake money on the field with the word “Mafia” and the Barcelona logo, and Athletic players beat their opponents’ legs for an hour and a half. At first, this did not help much – Barça opened the scoring in the first half’s last seconds. A few minutes before the end of regular time, the hosts equalized the score, but the insidious VAR discovered a rules violation that happened before the decisive attack and was completely invisible to the fans in the stands. Basques felt robbed, but in the end, Barcelona got three points in this match.
After a minimal victory over Athletic, the Xavi team has an interesting statistic: this season, the Catalans won with a minimal score for the 9th time, a club record. La Liga record for this indicator is 11 matches in a season.
If you look at the standings, you’ll see Barcelona has 65 points, and Real has 56. Get popcorn and make yourself comfortable: soon, they will face again, and if Madrid does not win, then Xavi can be carefully congratulated on the title. This battle will become legendary, and therefore the top bookmaker 1xBet offers the highest odds for this match. Bet on the game and hit the big jackpot!