Two of the best teams in Europe meet on Saturday at the Santiago Bernabéu. Real Madrid have the best home record in Spain this season, and FC Barcelona are the best team on the road.
The Santiago Bernabéu will also be the venue for a game between the two highest scoring teams in
the championship this year, the two with both the most wins and the most points, and both sides
still have their eyes on doing the treble. But one of the teams is going to see their impressive
stats take a knock on Saturday. Real Madrid and Mourinho have been strong at home, while it has
been away from the Camp Nou that Barça and Guardiola have particularly excelled.
Barça unbeaten away
Barça have put together a historic season on the road. Out of 45
possible points, they have collected 41. They have won 13 games and only dropped points in draws at
Sevilla and Gijón.
On their travels, Barça have scored 43 goals and conceded just 6. Real Madrid have 34 out of
48 possible away points, having lost twice and drawn four. They have 26 away goals and let in 15,
which are far inferior stats to the Catalans’.
Madrid: just 3 points dropped at home
Until recently, Madrid had won every game at home. They had 42 points
out of 42 until it all came to an abrupt end with shock home defeat to Manolo Preciado’s
Sporting Gijón. That result meant the difference between them and the leaders was stretched to
eight points. It was the first time a Mourinho coached side had been beaten at home in his nine
seasons in Portugal, England, Italy and now Spain.
But Madrid still have some amazing stats at home. They have scored 46 goals and let in just
7, while at the Camp Nou Barça have gathered 43 points from 14 wins, one draw and one loss.
Guardiola’s side have scored 42 goals at home and have conceded just 10.