Kick Off: 13.00 CET , 23/12/2017
Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid have 11 points to make up on Barcelona in LaLiga this season but they can start to chip away at that gap by winning El Clasico at the Bernabeu on Saturday. The Whites did the double over their arch rivals when prevailing in both legs of the Spanish Super Cup in August and we reckon they are ready to confirm that superiority.
Zinedine Zidane’s side were on a different level when lifting that trophy 5-1 on aggregate and get a confident vote at 21/20 to oblige again in our Real Madrid vs Barcelona betting predictions.
Real Madrid have had to endure several sticky moments this season, but Zidane never stopped backing his players and they may just emerge even stronger for the experience.
Real Madrid have already reached a record 15th UEFA Champions League final. The spanish soccer club are hoping to win their 12th title on Saturday against Italian side Juventus in a rematch of the 1998 championship match.
Juventus are six-time runners-up in the Champions League final and fell to Real Madrid 1-0 the last time they met in this situation. That was nearly 20 years ago, and Juventus have arguably been the better squad overall during Champions League play this season.
The head-to-head record between Juventus and Real Madrid is perfectly balanced, with eight wins each and two draws. However, their only previous meeting in the Champions League final saw Real Madrid win 1-0 in 1998 thanks to a Pedrag Mijatovic goal.
Real Madrid have reached the European Cup/Champions League final for the 15th time, four more than any other club (AC Milan, 11). They’ve won 11 of the previous 14, again more than any other team in history. In fact, they’ve won each of their last five finalsin the competition, last losing in 1981 against Liverpool.
Juventus are the only unbeaten team in this season’s Champions League (W9 D3). They are the first team since Atlético Madrid in 2013/14 to reach the final without losing a single game.
In fact, no team has lifted the Champions League trophy without suffering a single defeat since Manchester Utd did it in 2007/08.
PSG trying to break bad luck “quarters”. French band reached this stage in the previous three editions and each time was eliminated by FC Barcelona in 2013 and 2015 and 2014. In turn Chelsea, Manchester is his first “quarter” in history after that in 2014 and 2015 was always stopped in “optimal” for FC Barcelona.
With the title won in advance, now three steps, PSG are now focused on the League. He triumphed in the last game 4-1 with Nice, having just suffered the first failure SAESONAL the “Parc des Princes”, 0-2 with AS Monaco, while only the last 6 games. Otherwise, at home, the band prepared by Laurent Blanc has passed into account 20 victories and 4 draws, with goal gave the four of them in all competitions this season..
Wolfsburg and Real Madrid for the first time propose a duel. However, until now, the German team has faced four times Spanish teams, with a win, a draw (4-1 at home and 2-2 “apart” with Villarreal in February 2010, “16” -I Europa League) and two defeats (1-2 and 2-3 against Atletico in the winter of 1999 in round 3 of the former UEFA Cup). Instead, Real has faced 60 times with the Germans, balance and goal difference 10.28.22 110-95, but in 28 games on their land could not only win 4 times, besides six draws and 18 defeats. Three of these four successes it has achieved in the previous four visits made but, since 2014, two and one with Bayern Schalke.
The three parties has not earned Wolfsburg a draw at one framed by two failures to zero, the last being a 0-3 at Leverkusen. The other three home matches never inclined (two triumphs at the limit, then a draw) a 0-2 with Bayern being the only failure of the previous eight disputes “Volfswagen Arena” in all competitions, successes and completed 4 3 draws. The same duel with munchenezii is only in the last 38 visits received the “wolves” have not scored.
Quiet leader after 23 stages in the championship with 48 points, nine over Aalborg, FC Copenhagen are trying to achieve Event. To succeed to keep the Cup won last edition, coached by Norwegian Stale Solbakken’s team beat Brondby for entry into the final, 5th position in Superleagen.
On the first leg at home, FC Copenhagen is presented after a successful short 1-0 home SønderjyskE. Previously lost to Nordsjaelland, 0-2, the only failure of the last 15 games in all competitions (11 wins and 3 draws). At home there was more inclined of 14 matches, the Czechs a 2-3 with at Jablonec in Europa League qualifiers. Since then, the arena has passed its own account 3 draws and 11 triumphs previous 6 in a row, only one of those matches nemarcând.
Brazil and Uruguay faced as a place for good on the podium. After 4 rounds, each suffered one failure: hosts 3rd place with 7 points and goal difference 7-4 opponents are on the second position with two extra points and goal difference 9-2.
Selecao is unsurpassed three rounds, a draw and two wins, both in the two home games. Knockout defeat at the start, 0-2 in Chile is the only one in the previous eight matches in all competitions, and all unique in this period without scoring.
The great disappointment of the preliminaries, missing the presence of the Euro after serving only 4th in his class from the Czech Republic, Iceland and Turkey, the Netherlands still trying to find themselves on the bench with Danny Blind. Netherlands finished with one victory in recent 4 rounds, plus three failures, two being at home, where they have won three games. The last triumph was a 2-0 at home to Spain in a test in March 2015, and in an official match – 6-0 against Latvia in November 2014. A first sign of recovery gave then success in “friendly” in Wales 3-2 last November, against a team premiered at the tournament.
Now in Euro, which is in a group with Belgium, Italy and Sweden, just after crossing the dam with Bosnia (1-1, 2-0), Ireland begin their series against another party verification participating in the tournament, Switzerland. Before the dispute on the “Aviva Stadium” Dublin “Greens” presents only a failure suffered in the last 10 matches, official and friendly, plus 5 wins and 4 draws. The other 9 games (6 successes, 3 draws) have not lost at home, in a surprising 1-5 in a test with Portugal in June 2014. Only once in the previous 19 games at home have marked.
Getafe is looking for success. Of not less than 9 rounds, four home has never won band near Madrid, during which he recorded a draw and 8 defeats. The other 12 parties receive always empty, and the last 8 scored only once. Poor results have made the “blue” to reach 18th place, the first relegation with 27 points in 29 rounds and the worst attack in a 27-51 goal difference. Their previous victory, 3-1 Espanol, was at home, where they checked out of six triumphs 7, to 4 draws and 5 defeats in 16.
A time candidate for a ticket to the European Cups, Eibar seems to have succumbed battle: has 37 points, 10 in the tournaments mainland after not won in five games, with four failures, then a draw, three of them Completed without score. The last victory, 2-0 against Levante was home. The other 5 games (4 defeats, after which a draw) has not triumphed away. On foreign land was returned in total, with three successes, 4 draws and 7 failures, scoring in 11 of them.
Marseille has forgotten what a success. 6 rounds never won, failure followed by 5 draws, only one. At home numbers are even harsher: Olympique no longer imposed on the “Velodrome” September 13, Bastia 4-1. Since then he has played 12 games at home, which registered 9 draws, six with 1-1 and three defeats. In the previous nine games but has not scored once each. Generally, has little triumphs, 8 (six “out”), but most draws no more than 15, a situation that places it at # 10, with 39 points in 30 rounds, but a goal good , 40-31.
Rennes has 45 points and goal difference 42-36, which is on 5th position immediately below the European Cup. “The red and whites” have not yielded 3 stages, with two successes and one draw, a goal always given and taken. Previous failure, 0-1 with Caen, was on foreign land, where, however, it has fared better than home: 6 wins out of 11 6 of 12 draws (six 1-1) and 3 defeats in seven.