RM VS BAR COPA DEL REY MY FAB11 FANTASY TIPS AND TRICKS, FOOTBALL PREDICTION
Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona (RM VS BAR)
League: Copa Del Rey
Date: Saturday, 3rd Mar 2023
Time: 01:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Madrid, Spain
A new edition of El Clasico renews when Real Madrid and Barcelona collide when the two clubs square off in the first leg of a Copa del Rey semifinal on Thursday at the Bernabéu in Madrid. Though the result of the match will not affect the La Liga standings, Barcelona enters Thursday atop the table with 59 points. The club is seven points ahead of second-place Real Madrid. After Thursday’s first leg, the teams will meet again in the second leg in Barcelona on April 5.
Why you should back Real Madrid
Real Madrid faces a Barcelona team that will be without star striker Robert Lewandowski. Widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, the 34-year-old Lewandowski leads La Liga with 20 goals, four more than his closest pursuers. But he strained his left hamstring in Sunday’s shocking 1-0 loss to Almeria and will be out indefinitely. Barcelona does not have a proven backup for Lewandowski.
In addition, Barcelona has been vulnerable on the road this season. Both of the team’s La Liga losses have come on the road. The club also fell at Old Trafford last week and lost to Inter Milan and Bayern Munich away from home in the Champions League group stage.
Why you should back Barcelona
Barcelona enter the match knowing they handily beat Real Madrid less than seven weeks ago. On Jan. 15, Barcelona dominated Los Blancos, 3-1, in the final of the Supercopa. Barca got goals from Gavi, Lewandowski, and Pedri and didn’t allow Real Madrid to score until the 93rd minute.
Barcelona features a disciplined backline, conceding just eight times in 23 La Liga games. In the 3-1 victory over Real Madrid, Barcelona controlled possession for 54% of the match and held Real’s high-flying attack to just six shots on target.
- Thibaut Courtois (Goalkeeper)
- Daniel Carvajal
- Eder Militao
- Antonio Rudiger
- Nacho Fernandez
- Luka Modric
- Aurelien Tchouameni
- Toni Kroos
- Federico Valverde
- Karim Benzema
- Vinicius Junior
- Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Goalkeeper)
- Alejandro Balde
- Andreas Christensen
- Ronald Araujo
- Jules Kounde
- Frenkie de Jong
- Sergio Busquets
- Sergi Roberto
- Ferran Torres