Barcelona’s expected goals (xG) stands at 21.03 in La Liga, as per Opta.
However, the Blaugrana have only managed 19 goals in the league, which indicates a negative of 2.03 goals – that’s just how much we’re underperforming in front of goal this term.
Over at Real Madrid, their xG stands at 22.2. Still, the Whites have scored 28 La Liga goals. That’s a positive xG ratio of 5.8.
It must be noted that Barcelona’s ability to score has been greatly affected by injuries to key strikers like Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite.