Where: AT&T Stadium, Dallas, TexasWhen: Saturday, July 29, 9 pm CET
El Clasico is a global phenomenon, and as such, wherever it takes place, it attracts incredible attention. This one is in Texas, to be precise, at the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium, and we don’t have any doubts that it would be a blast. Barcelona and Real are arguably the two most popular teams in the world, with a reputation to protect, meaning that the prefix “friendly” won’t matter in this case.
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Preview
Blaugrana was supposed to play with Juve, but that event was canceled. After that, they met with Arsenal, and less than two days following that event, they are up against Real. A tough schedule for Xavi’s boys is needed for the Spanish manager to see potential weaknesses and strengths.
This Barca team is different from all those we’ve seen in the past. There is no joga bonito on the field, nor tika-taka, but hard, tough, and rigid football, which isn’t appealing to the fans. Let us remind you that Barcelona won La Liga last year solely because of the defense.
The backline was one of the most effective in the history of Spanish football. Barca takes the ball, and slows down the tempo as much as possible, and when they take the lead, the game is suffocated.
Los Blancos had some oscillations in the previous campaign, and if it weren’t for Benzema’s injury, we are pretty sure that Barca would have a tough time winning the championship.
The French international is now gone, and the team needs to adjust to not having him on the field again. Now, while the attack might lack a typical striker, the midfield is filled with talent, and with Jude Bellingham’s signature, it is completed for the years to come. We can say that Los Blancos have the most talented and potential midfield of all teams in Europe.
We’ve seen its power against Milan when Federico Valverde and the boys turned the situation on the field upside down, coming back from 0-2 to win 3-2.
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Barcelona and Real Madrid Possible Lineups
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; R. Araujo, Martinez, Christensen, Alonso; Gundogan, Romeu, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Garcia; Bellingham, Tchouameni, Kroos; Rodrygo, Joselu, Vinicius
Barcelona versus Real Madrid Head to Head
There were five El Clasico’s last year, and the result in them was three wins by Barca and two by Real. Four of those five events were with at least three goals, and in three, both teams netted.
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Predictions
Barcelona’s low-pace style isn’t efficient against Real, who forces Barca into a high-intensity battle with many goals. As you saw, their recent events were very efficient, so this one should be as well.
Our verdict: Over 2.5 goals
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Odds
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