Barcelona - Real Madrid Prediction 18.12.19. La Liga
Both teams came to the «El Classico» with an equal number of points in the log, and this reflects their current state. Neither Barcelona nor Real are at their peak or decline of their forms. I think we will face a stubborn confrontation with more or less equal chances, and although Barca looks like a favorite due to home status. I am convinced of one thing: both teams are able to score in this meeting. And if you take the historical aspect, for many successive «El Classico», held in Catalonia, there are no zeros on the scoreboard. Games in Barcelona are traditionally held in a more open manner than in Madrid.
Another thought is about yellow cards. Catalan «El Classico» traditionally turn out to be more productive in terms of fouls (especially from Real) and yellow cards than in Madrid. I connect this with the fact that the ball and territory are owned by Barcelona, and Real Madrid have to play hard. If we'll see about 4 Yellow Cards, then in recent times in the matches of these rivals in Barca there have always been more than 4 and only 4 times. Therefore, closer to the match you need to study the foul lines and Yellow Cards and, perhaps, choose some kind of Total Over.
In addition, I would note that the likelihood of Sergio Ramos receiving a yellow card in «El Classico» historically is above 50%, and Busquets also often gets a yellow card.