Real Madrid vs. Barcelona 4/10/21 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Real Madrid is hosting Barcelona at Estadio Alfredo di Stefano in the El Clasico derby of round 30 in the Spanish LaLiga.

Real Madrid is in amazing form, and their Champions League win has only extended their winning streak. Real has now won their last 5 games in a row, and they have scored 13 goals while doing it. Even without Varane and Ramos on the defensive end, Real has been solid with only 3 conceded goals during this streak. In their midweek match against Liverpool at home, Real Madrid has had 45% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 82% of the correct passes. With an outstanding performance from Kroos and Vinicius, Real Madrid has won this game 3-1. The biggest plus for Real Madrid is that Benzema is in fantastic goalscoring form, and he is their leading goalscorer with 18 goals. Kroos has added 8 assists. Alongside Ramos and Varane, Carvajal and Hazard are also injured, and they will miss this game. Real Madrid is now in 3rd place with 63 points, and they are still in the title race, but if they lose this game, I don’t see them in the title competition any longer. Real is playing great on both ends, but they tend to make mistakes and allow their opponents too much space, which hopefully for them won’t happen here.

Same as Real, Barcelona is in fantastic form, and they are now in 2nd place in LaLiga standings with 65 points, just 1 point behind Atletico Madrid. Barcelona is no longer in the Champions League, which means they will have the rest advantage. Barcelona has won 7 of their last 8 games, while 1 game ended in a draw. In their last match against Valladolid at home, Barcelona was dominant with 68% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and high 90% of the correct passes. Barcelona was sloppy and bad in the first half, and the struggles continued in the second half, but Barcelona was somehow able to score a goal in the 90th minute, and they have won this match 1-0. With 23 goals and 7 assists, Messi is Barcelona’s leading goalscorer, while Griezmann added 8 goals and 6 assists. Fati and Coutinho are injured, while Pique and Neto are both still questionable. Barcelona finally has plenty of young and talented players in their roster, which is something they were desperately missing over the last few seasons, and Messi is in great form. With a win here, not only Barcelona will stay ahead of Real Madrid, but they will also temporarily take over the top of the table, and depending on how Atletico will play on Sunday, they might even stay there. Barcelona is playing well, they are looking better and better with every game, and they will be a massive threat in this game.

Real Madrid has won their last 4 home games in a row, while they haven’t lost in their last 7 home games, but Barcelona has won 3 of their last 4 games against Real Madrid on the road.  Both teams are playing well, but Real has been playing in the Champions League earlier this week, and that could be a problem for them. I will take Barcelona and the goals in this game.

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