Real Madrid vs Barcelona betting preview: Tips, predictions, enhanced odds and sign up offers for El Clasico cup clash
SPAIN’S top two meet in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi final on Thursday night when Barcelona travel to face Real Madrid.
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona preview
With Barcelona holding a seven-point lead at the top of La Liga, attention turns to the cup for the big two as they face-off for a spot in the final.
This first leg comes at a time when Barca have LOST their last two outings.
After being dumped out the Europa League by Manchester United, Xavi’s side suffered a shock league defeat at Almeria.
It came after Real Madrid themselves failed to close the gap as much as they would have liked, drawing 1-1 at home in the Madrid derby.
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It’s a rare sticky point for Xavi at the minute with just one win in their last four outings.
Real are banging in the goals at the minute, too – with four against Elche a fortnight ago at five at Anfield in the Champions League.
They’re also won three of the last four El Clasicos, the last one which coming last month in the Spanish Super Cup.
But they’ll need to improve on their recent showings if looking to take a positive result back to the Camp Nou.
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Madrid look to be in the better form of the two and have the home advantage for this first leg.
Their last clash here ended in a 3-1 home win and this one can finish up a similar scoreline.
Four of the last five games between the two have had four goals in them, so that won’t be the issue.
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