Luis Garcia thinks Real Madrid may regret choosing to play their remaining La Liga home matches at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium.
The club are currently developing their iconic Bernabeu, and thus all Los Blanco's matches from now until the end of the season will take place at the 6,000 capacity Di Stefano ground, starting with when they host Eibar on Sunday.
And speaking as an ambassador for LaLiga at a LaLiga event, Garcia said he thinks opposing teams may be given an advantage by playing in the more low-key venue even with the absence of supporters.
"I was surprised when they decided to move from the Bernabeu to the Di Stefano Stadium," Garcia said.
"Even though there is not going to be a crowd it is always a challenge for a team to arrive to the Bernabeu because of what it is and what it means.
"I'm not going to say that it is a mistake but I think they could have done it differently. It is important for them to keep playing at the Bernabeu because Real Madrid is the Bernabeu."
Just two points separate Barcelona and Madrid, with the Catalan giants currently on 58 points and Madrid on 56 with 11 games remaining of the season.
Garcia thinks the title battle will go right down to the wire, but believes his former side Barcelona will just about come out on top.
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"I think both teams have almost the same chances," he continued. "They will both have some important players coming back, like Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio for Madrid and Luis Suarez and maybe Ousmane Dembele for Barcelona.
"In my opinion Barcelona (will win) because now they've had the chance of working a bit longer with their new coach Quique Setien.
"It will be a fantastic battle until the end of the season but I favour Barcelona because of the squad they've got and the chance they've had to work with Setien."
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