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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction, Tips & Stats

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction, Tips & Stats

In the Supercopa de Espana semi-final, Barcelona take on Real Madrid at the King Fahd International Stadium in Saudi Arabia with both teams looking to claim the first piece of silverware this season.

These two sides last met in late October at the Nou Camp, where Carlo Ancelotti’s side emerged victorious by a 2-1 scoreline as goals by David Alaba and Lucas Vasquez gave Los Blancos a two-goal lead, with Sergio Aguero’s 97th-minute strike being nothing but a consolation goal.

In the context of the league table, Xavi’s side are sixth on 32 points, 17 behind Real having played one match less and come into this game having won three of their last five matches across all competitions, following 2-1, 1-0 and 3-2 victories over Linares Deportivo, Mallorca and Elche, as well as only managing 1-1 draws against Sevilla and Granada.

Real have gone through a slight wobble in form of late, as they drew 0-0 against Cadiz, before earning a narrow 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao, but, following their victory at the San Mames, they suffered a rare 1-0 defeat at Getafe, before bouncing back in style with 3-1 and 4-1 wins over Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey and Valencia.

Prediction: Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid 12/1

Supercopa de Espana Goalscorer Tips

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Memphis Depay & Karim Benzema Both to Score @ 4/1

Barcelona Team News

Last time out, former Manchester City defender Eric Garcia’s match was curtailed against Granada with a hamstring injury meaning that he will be unavailable for this match, whilst new signing Ferran Torres will also miss out alongside Pedri with a virus. Sergi Roberto and Martin Braithwaite are also injured.

Barca will likely be heavily reliant on Memphis Depay to inspire them in this match, as the Dutchman is their top scorer so far this campaign with eight goals and two assists in 22 appearances.

Real Madrid Team News

Real are only sweating on the fitnesses of Mariano Diaz and Gareth Bale, with former Everton man Ancelotti likely to stay with the same starting XI that hammered Valencia at the weekend.

Karim Benzema will be Real’s biggest threat at goal, as the Frenchman is having another superb season for Los Blancos, scoring 22 and creating eight assists in 25 matches, seeing the 34-year-old France international priced at 14/5 to score first or last.