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Real Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Los Blancos, Barca Clash in Super Cup Final

The first El Clasico of 2023 will be played on a neutral venue between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup final. Use our sportsbook to take advantage of the best betting odds and Spanish Super Cup props.

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Barcelona's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski
Barcelona's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski - Giuseppe Cacace / afp

Real Madrid: Injury Issues

The first title of the Spanish football season will know its winner this Sunday. Real Madrid will appear in its third consecutive final of the Spanish Super Cup played with this format. Los Blancos were champions in the previous two editions, against Atletico Madrid on penalties and Athletic Bilbao in 2022.

It turns out that Madrid reaches this final without convincing. Again, through the penalty shootout, it eliminated a Valencia team that showed its face and even deserved something more. Carlo Ancelotti’s team form is worrying. The physical state of many of Los Blancos’ players is not as desired and their game is not fluid, all because of the World Cup break.

Madrid arrived in Saudi Arabia after losing the lead in La Liga when they lost to Villarreal and suffered more than necessary in the short 1-0 win against Valladolid, a team fighting to avoid relegation. If you’re betting online, you should wait a bit more before backing Real Madrid. Ancelotti will have to come up with a defensive line because David Alaba is still injured, while Lucas Vazquez and Eder Militao are doubtful after getting injured in the semifinals. Eduardo Camavinga is another player facing a race against time to make it.

Barcelona: Questionable Form

The Catalan giants also needed a penalty shootout to defeat a Betis side that put it against the ropes and lacked a bit of luck to pull off the upset. However, its goalkeeper, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, once again brought out his good work in the shoot-outs and saved two shots to lead his team to the Super Cup final.

Barcelona has controlled the ball in the opposition’s third during many phases of the game, but it continues to miss too many opportunities. The good news for the Blaugranas was Lewandowski’s lethality in front of goal and the continuous improvement of Ansu Fati.

For Barcelona, there are currently no fresh injury concerns. Robert Lewandowski and Jordi Alba are free from domestic suspension, offering a major boost to Xavi. Barcelona looks fresh and eager to win its first trophy of the year by beating its eternal rival, so we will include it in our soccer picks and parlays.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Head-to-Head

Barcelona is unbeaten in its last eight games across all competitions, while Carlo Ancelotti’s side has lost one of its four games since returning from the World Cup.

Real Madrid won the last head-to-head between the two sides, 3-1, something that it also managed last year when it eliminated the Blaugrana in the semifinals.

But it is also true that Xavi’s first Clasico as coach ended with a superb 4-0 win. Both teams scored in five of the previous seven games between them.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Match Information

  • Match: Real Madrid (12-2-2) vs Barcelona (13-2-1)
  • Location: King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Day/Time: Sunday, Jan. 15, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Real Madrid vs Barcelona Live Stream: fubo.tv

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Lines

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Picks and Prediction

The Catalans enter this clash as slight favorites, priced at +145 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 3.

Real Madrid is suffering from several injuries, which could seriously weaken its chances of beating its bitter rivals. There’s nothing to separate the two teams in terms of quality but Barcelona will definitely try to take advantage of Real Madrid’s injury issues.

We expect an entertaining match in which Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema will probably find the back of the net, but we don’t expect Barcelona to lose this clash.

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