Reigning Spanish champions Real Madrid play host to their fiercest rivals Barcelona this weekend, with a Clasico clash between the sides scheduled this Saturday evening.
REAL MADRID VS BARCELONA BETTING
After an incredible display against the Premier League champions in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, Zidane’s Real Madrid look to complete their week by taking the full three points from their biggest rivals in one of the greatest games of football on the continent.
In their previous matchup against the 26-time La Liga champions, Real Madrid came out as the deserved 3-1 winners, with goals coming from Valverde, Modric and club captain Sergio Ramos. Unfortunate news from the Bernabeu has confirmed that this time around Los Blancos won’t be able to rely on the experience and expertise of captain Sergio Ramos, as the defender is still undergoing treatment after suffering a nasty calf injury playing for Spain in the international break.
The biggest games are always the best stages for the greatest football players to show off their talents. French Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema comes in at 21/20 (2.05) to find the back of the net for the 18th time in the league this season, while Jose Vinicius Junior and Alarcon Isco both measure up at 2/1 (3.00) to grab a goal for themselves against Barcelona.
Real Madrid are at 11/4 (3.75) to win the Clasico with both sides getting on the scoresheet this Saturday.
After a disappointing start to their season, Ronald Koeman has galvanized his Barcelona squad and lead them up the La Liga table courtesy of a good run of form. Although just one point off the first-place holders Atletico Madrid, Barcelona find themselves locked in second place, sandwiched between the two best teams in La Liga. With Real Madrid hot on their heels and just two points below them, this Saturday’s Clasico promises to be a season-defining moment for both sides, with the victor possibly emerging as this year’s La Liga champion.
Barcelona line up for their second league Clasico against Real Madrid enjoying a superb run of form. Although they were recently knocked out of the Champions League, the Catalan club are unbeaten in their last 10 La Liga appearances, having also scored an incredible 11 goals in their last three fixtures.
With expectations understandably high, who better than Lionel Messi to break the deadlock this Saturday and be the first goalscorer at 3/1 (4.00), or find the back of the net for his side at any time at 5/7 (1.72). Antoine Griezmann also looks likely to increase his goal-scoring tally at 6/5 (2.20), while Martin Braithwaite measures up at 3/2 (2.50).
The visiting side are at 41/20 (3.05) to overcome Real Madrid this Saturday, with both teams managing to score.
REAL MADRID VS BARCELONA: LA LIGA BETTING ODDS
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