The most anticipated match of the weekend (and probably of the whole year): El Clásico. In the two previous seasons, the first in La Liga and the second in the Super Cup, Carlo Ancelotti’s Blancos had always triumphed.
A great match. For two teams that were once again great, it is like an infinite cycle in which they have now started to shine very strongly. On the twenty-ninth day of La Liga, Real Madrid and Barcelona face off: Quite simply, it is the most beautiful and anticipated match in the world.
In the first leg, the Blancos had won a spectacular match: after Alaba’s advantage, Vazquez had closed the score in the 94th minute. In the end, the faint hope and the 1-2 were sealed by Aguero. It was another Barcelona, but also another Real. Now they are mature teams and well aware of their strength.
Barcelona are back from four victories in a row, which have actually helped Xavi’s team to consolidate a placement for the next Champions League: at the moment, the Blaugrana have 51 points in 27 games, the same as Atletico. But the Cholo has an extra match.
And Real? Travel quickly towards the title: Sevilla has now given up: two draws in the last two games have cleared the field for Madrid, which is having a good season in the Champions League.
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Real Madrid, boosted by their previous performance, will be hoping for more of the same after defeating Mallorca 0-3 in La Liga.
In that game, Real Madrid had 62 percent possession and 11 shots on goal, five of which were on target. Vinicius Jnior (55′), Karim Benzema (77′, 82′), and Cristiano Ronaldo (81) scored for Real Madrid. Mallorca, on the other hand, had 14 shots on goal, three of which were on target.
As seen by their recent results, the Real Madrid backline has been performing well recently. Real Madrid have been stingy, scoring only three goals in their last six games.
Barcelona will enter the encounter on the back of a 4-0 La Liga victory over Osasuna in their last match.
In the game, Barcelona had 72 percent possession and 24 shots on goal, 9 of which were on target. (14′, 21′), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (27′), and Riqui Puig (75′) scored goals for Barcelona. On the other hand, Osasuna had four shots on goal, three of which were on target.
A minimum of three goals have been scored in at least five of Barcelona’s past six games. During that time, the average number of goals scored per game was 3.67, with Barcelona scoring an average of 3.
Injured and suspended
Real Madrid: (Éder Militão)
Barcelona: (Edera, Fares, and Praet)
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Predicted XI
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Nacho, Asensio, Modric, Kroos, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
Barcelona Predicted XI: Ter Stegen, Alves, Piqué, Garcia, Alba, Busquets, Gavi, Dembelé Pedri, Aubameyang, Torres.
Real Madrid should be able to create a good number of chances and shots on goal, considering their recent form.
Barcelona, on the other hand, may find it difficult to break through their defense, despite the fact that they have been threatening in recent games.
Real Madrid should win 3-1 at the end of 90 minutes, according to our predictions.
The Capital Derby is never a boring game. On Sunday, at 6 p.m., Roma Lazio will compete not only for civic pride, but also, and most importantly, for a place in Europe. Thanks to the victory over Venezia on Monday night, the biancocelesti overtook the Giallorossi in the standings and climbed to fifth place at 49, one more than Roma, who drew 1-1 in Udine in the last round of the championship. In the first leg, the match ended 3-2 in favor of Sarri’s team.
Roma are tired, as we saw in the last match played against Udinese. Despite this, the team comes off eight consecutive useful results, four draws and four wins. The last defeat in the league was in fact dated January 9, in the pyrotechnic 4-3 against Juventus.
Lazio’s journey in this league has been inconsistent. Between ups and downs, however, Maurizio Sarri’s team has still climbed up to fifth place in the standings and is now +1 over Roma. The three points against Venezia brought Lazio to the Capitoline Derby with good morale.
Apart from Spinazzola, Roma have no other players among those unavailable. At the same time, Mourinho will almost certainly give space to Pellegrini, Zaniolo (who escaped the danger of disqualification in Udine) and Abraham, who are also the players from whom the fans expect the most. Like Mourinho, Sarri can also count on almost all the elements of his squad except for Cataldi and Radu. In attack, there will be Immobile, with F. Anderson and Pedro, while the midfield hinge will be composed of Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva and Luis Alberto.
Roma come into this game after a 1-1 draw against Udinese in Serie A.
In the game, Roma had 64% possession and 10 shots on goal, two of which were on target. Roma’s lone player to score was Lorenzo Pellegrini (94′). Udinese had 11 shots on goal, five of which were on target. Udinese scored through Nahuel Molina (15′).
Roma haven’t been able to stop scoring goals in recent games, having scored in each of their last six outings.
During that time, they’ve scored a total of eight goals and given up a total of five.
Roma are unbeaten in their last four home league games heading into this fixture.
Lazio enters the match with a 1-0 Serie A victory against Venezia in their most recent match.
Lazio controlled 66 percent of the possession and had 10 shots on goal, one of which was on target. Ciro Immobile (58′) scored the goal for Lazio. Venezia had seven shots on goal, two of which were on target.
Lazio have scored nine goals in their last half-dozen appearances. Lazio has also scored in every single one of those games. During that time, their opponents have scored 7 goals against them. However, we will have to wait and watch whether or not this tendency will be repeated in the upcoming encounter.
Injured and suspended
Roma: (Leonardo Spinazzola).
Lazio: (Danilo Cataldi, Patryk Dziczek and Stefan Radu).
Roma vs Lazio Hotspur Predicted XI
Roma Predicted XI: Rui Patricio, Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez, Karsdorp, Oliveira, Zalewski, Cristante, Pellegrini, Zaniolo, Abraham.
Lazio Predicted XI: Strakosha, Patric, Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Hysaj, Milinkovic-Savic, F. Anderson, L. Leiva, L. Alberto, Immobile, Pedro.
The twelfth man on the pitch will, as usual, be the fans. At stake are three fundamental points in terms of qualification for the next continental cups.
We believe Lazio will have to play well to score goals against Roma, who we believe will score at least one goal.
As a result, we expect a close match, with Roma winning by a 1-0 score at the end.