100 El Clásico victories for Real Madrid
Real Madrid has 100 victories over Barcelona in one of the biggest clashes of all time: El Clásico.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Line-ups
Tough Match Could End in a Draw
As well as a 10-point advantage over Sevilla, Los Blancos are 15 clear of both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, although the Catalan side have a match in hand and will certainly believe that they are capable of catching Sevilla, while Atletico will also be eyeing the position directly behind their capital rivals.
Real Madrid have the best home record in La Liga this season, winning 10 and drawing four of their 14 matches to collect 34 points, while they have won each of their last four league games with Barcelona, including a 2-1 success at Camp Nou earlier this season.
Ancelotti’s side are chasing a league and Champions League double this season, and the club will take on Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the European Cup, with the first leg due to take place at Stamford Bridge on April 6 before the return fixture at Bernabeu on April 12.
While Real Madrid have not been in action since Monday, Barcelona played on Thursday evening in Turkey, recording a 2-1 win over Galatasaray to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, where they will take on Eintracht Frankfurt for a position in the semi-finals. Xavi’s side are entering a huge period of their season, with their next two in the league coming against Real Madrid and Sevilla before travelling to Frankfurt for the first leg of their last-eight affair.
There is no getting away from the fact that it has been a tough season for Blaugrana but lifting the Europa League trophy and claiming second spot in La Liga would be seen as a success ahead of what is expected to be a busy summer transfer window.
Barcelona have shown immense improvement in recent weeks, and there is no question that Real Madrid will be wary of their bitter rivals in this game. There have been bigger Clasicos in recent years, but matches between these two sides are always gigantic, and we are struggling to separate them here, ultimately settling on a 1-1 draw, which would not be the worst result in the world for either side.