Real Madrid suffered defeat against Sevilla in the league two weeks ago and they are sitting on second position on the league table, three points below Barcelona who are on top of the table. Almost everyone is available to play. Benzema (6/6 f) is in the squad but I think he might not be at his best (psychologically) if he plays as he is involved in a sex tape blackmail scandal.
Barcelona are top of La Liga and they are undefeated in their last seven games in all competitions. Their best player, Lionel Messi (6/3 f) is back in the squad and will likely play a part of the game. Douglas (1/0 d) and Rafinha (3/0 m) will miss out.
All the pressure is on Real Madrid because they are trailing Barcelona by three points on the league table and they cannot afford to lose. Moreover, Rafa Benitez is not really adored by the fans and even the players do not like him according to some media reports and I wonder if they will really be tactically disciplined.
Besides, they are not really playing extraordinarily considering the pool of talents in the squad. For example, against PSG in the Champions League, PSG were the better team but Real Madrid somehow managed to hold on to a 1-0 victory. And then against Sevilla in La Liga, the weaknesses of Real Madrid were exposed as they suffered a 3-2 defeat.
In this context, I think Barcelona will not return empty handed from an unconvincing Real Madrid side from my point of view.
Barcelona Asian Handicap 0
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