Real Madrid vs Barcelona prediction and betting tips (October 16)
Barcelona and Real Madrid take the top spots in La Liga ahead of the El Clasico. They are levelled on points and haven’t lost any game in the league. All fingers point to them drawing this fixture.
Toni Kroos had a top performance in the last game against Shakhtar
Toni Kroos had a top performance in the last game against Shakhtar
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

Real Madrid host Barcelona in Round 9 of the 2022-23 La Liga season.

The match is scheduled to start at 2:15 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 16 October 2022. The match venue is Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.

Latest odds on betting sites

Real Madrid to win odds are priced at 2.25 (+225 American; 9/4 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while Barcelona to win odds are priced at 2.90 (+190; 19/10).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Real Madrid — 45%, draw — 25%, Barcelona — 30%.

Latest betting odds on Real Madrid vs Barcelona (16 October 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.57 (-175; 4/7)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.36 (+136; 34/25)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Real Madrid — 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Barcelona — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)

Match preview and statistics

Real Madrid are second in the league table with 22 points and a +12 goal difference. They are unbeaten this season so far. Los Blancos have three wins and two draws in the previous five games.

A 1-1 draw in the last game against Shakhtar in the UCL. A late goal from Antonio Rudiger in the 90+3 minute helped them avoid a loss with the header. They were trailing from the start of the second half when Oleksandr Zubkov scored.

Team statistics: 58% possession, 1.08 expected goals (xG), 17 total shots, one big chance, five shots on target, 575 accurate passes, 90% pass accuracy, eight fouls committed, 11 corners and two yellow cards.

Madrid beat Getafe 1-nil in their last league match. Eder Militao scored in the third minute with the header past Soria into the net. Assisted by Luka Modric with a cross from the corner.

Real Madrid team news: Daniel Ceballos and Thibaut Courtois are doubtful due to injuries.

Barcelona are top of the league table with 22 points and a +19 goal difference. They have three wins, a draw and a loss in the last five games. La Blaugrana drew 3-3 with Inter in their last game in the UCL.

Ousmane Dembele opened the scoring in the 40th minute of the first half with a shot from close range into the net. Sergi Roberto assisted with the pass from the right byline. Nicolo Barella, Lautaro Martinez and Robin Gosens scored for the Nerazzurri, while Robert Lewandowski scored a brace to salvage the scoreline.

Team statistics: 62% possession, 2.17 expected goals (xG), 25 total shots, three big chances, 11 shots on target, 428 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, 10 corners and one yellow card.

Barca beat Celta Vigo 1-nil in the last league game. Pedri scored the game winner in the 17th minute of the first half.

Barcelona team news: Andrea Christensen, Hector Bellerin, Memphis Depay and Ronald Araujo are sidelined due to injuries.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona H2H

Barcelona beat Real Madrid 4-nil in the previous meeting.

Lineups and key players

Real Madrid projected starting lineup:

  • Andriy Lunin
  • Daniel Carvajal
  • Eder Militao
  • Antonio Rudiger
  • David Alaba
  • Luka Modric
  • Aurelien Tchouameni
  • Toni Kroos
  • Federico Valverde
  • Vinicius Junior
  • Karim Benzema

Toni Kroos is the key player to watch out for. He had a top performance in the last game against Shakhtar, creating the most chances (5) and assisting the final minute equalizer. Kroos needs to have another great game in the El Clasico.

Barcelona projected starting lineup:

  • Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
  • Sergi Roberto
  • Gerard Pique
  • Eric Garcia
  • Alex Balde
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Pablo Gavi
  • Pedri
  • Ousmane Dembele
  • Robert Lewandowski
  • Ansu Fati

Robert Lewandowski is the key player to watch out for. He scored two goals in their last match against Inter Milan. Lewandowski has 14 goals in 12 appearances across all competitions this season. The Polish striker is among the favourites to score.

Prediction and betting tips

Both teams are in good form ahead of their meeting. They are joint leaders in the league table with 22 points. Xavi’s Barca thrashed Madrid 4-nil at the Bernabeu in the last h2h game. Both sides are a match for this tie.

The predictions for this match are Robert Lewandowski to score anytime, and Both teams to score (Yes). Los Blancos haven’t scored a lot of goals in their previous two games. Barca, on the other hand, have scored four goals but conceded three. Not expecting a clean sheet from any side in this matchup.

Betting prediction: Robert Lewandowski to score anytime

Odds: 2.20 (+120 American; 6/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional)

Real Madrid — Barcelona
Both teams to score (Yes)
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