Real Madrid Looks to Step Closer to La Liga Title with Victory Against Barcelona

Real Madrid and Barcelona will clash in the third El Clasico of the season on Sunday, with Los Blancos looking to grab an 11-point lead in the La Liga title race.

BetOnline LogoBookmaker BetOnline has Real as the odds-on favorite for the match and offers odds at 1.67 for Carlo Ancelotti’s men to score over 1.5 goals. The odds are at 2.75 for Barca to net at least twice at the Bernabeu.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: April 19th, 3:00 P.M. (EST)

A victory on Sunday would all but secure a 36th title win for Real, and the team should be fully confident of grabbing three points after beating Barcelona in both of the two previous meetings this season.

Jude Bellingham had one of his first big moments in Real colors in the first El Clasico of the season with a 2-1 stoppage-time winner, and Vinicius Junior tore Barca apart in the Spanish Super Cup final with a hat trick in a 4-1 win.

Bellingham and Vinicius Junior are expected to be among the stars of the show again. The latter is on track to play despite picking up an injury in Wednesday’s Champions League triumph over Manchester City.

Following Wednesday night, Real has now gone unbeaten in 38 games across all competitions. The team also hasn’t lost at home in 27 consecutive outings, which marks Real’s best unbeaten home streak since 2013. Putting an end to the run is a daunting task for Barcelona, but three points are a must for Xavi’s men if they want to have a chance of competing for the title.

Barca suffered disappointment in the Champions League midweek against PSG, but Xavi must be delighted with the team’s recent form. The Blaugrana had won six straight entering Tuesday and was riding a 13-game unbeaten streak.

After struggling to keep clean sheets for most of the campaign, Barcelona’s defense has stepped up lately, and Raphinha’s hot form has made the team a massive goal threat. The Brazilian ace scored three goals in the two quarter-final clashes against PSG and has registered four goal involvements (two goals, two assists) in the past six La Liga games.

Robert Lewandowski has also performed much better as of late, giving the Barcelona faithful hope of catching up with Real and pipping their bitter rivals for the La Liga title. Beating Ancelotti’s men in their own backyard would give Barca further momentum ahead of the final few weeks of the season.

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