The race for the La Liga title is on the line. Although the fate of the trophy will not be decided on Sunday, Barcelona’s home match against Real Madrid will be crucial. It provides the league leaders with a genuine opportunity to extend their lead over Madrid and the rest of the pack. If Barcelona wins, they will have one hand on the title won by their opponents last season.
Barcelona had a nightmare season in 2021/22, but appeared to be back on track and firing again. The European footballing titans, now without Lionel Messi, who has moved to PSG in France, are back on top of La Liga, and their form suggests they are here to stay.
The home team leads the visitors in second place by nine points. Both teams understand that a home win on Sunday and a 12-point difference would tie things up at this point. It’s an opportunity for Barcelona to tighten their already vice-like grip on the league.
A week ago, Barcelona defeated Athletic Bilbao 1-0 on the road. A more convincing margin of victory was expected, but three points in Bilbao are difficult to come by. Barcelona deserves credit for staying focused and winning thanks to a goal by Raphinha on the stroke of halftime. On Sunday, the home players and fans can expect another competitive and tense 90 minutes.
Real Madrid is the current La Liga champion, having defeated Atletico Madrid in the previous season. Blancos had few problems in the league, allowing them to focus on winning the Champions League again, which they did by defeating Liverpool in the final. They are in a good position in Europe, having secured a spot in the quarterfinals, but there is still work to be done at home.
This intensely competitive and emotional match pits two desperate teams against each other. Barcelona leads the league, has a stronger defense, and plays at home. El Classico requires effort, but Barcelona has a chance to win if they just manage to play their best.
FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF Game Information
- Date: 03/19/2023
- Time: 04:00 PM ET
- Location: Camp Nou.
- How to Watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Lines
Barcelona is +115 according to our Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $115. On the other side, Real Madrid is +215 according to the Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $215.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Barcelona at a 46.51% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Real Madrid has 31.75% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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