Real Madrid v FC Barcelona betting tips and preview

El Clasico BettingToday Real Madrid takes on FC Barcelona in the long awaited El Clasico in Spain’s Primera Division. Without a doubt, this is the most interesting match of the weekend and could easily be the deciding game for the championship. Currently both teams have 77 points in the league and Real Madrid only leads by a better goal difference of one goal. The game will be played at 10 pm at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, where Real Madrid will be looking to revenge their 1-0 defeat earlier this season in Barcelona and last years 2-6 defeat in the identical match. We have looked at match and find the best betting tips, which are found below.

Real Madrid doing well

Despite failing again in this year’s Champions League Real Madrid is still during well in the Primera Division. They won their last game against Racing Santander 2-0 away by goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo, and have won all of their 15 home games this season. Real Madrid will be missing both Kaka and Pepe due to injuries, while Karim Benzema is still not totally fit after his injury.

On the other hand FC Barcelona just seems unstoppable this season. With their 4-1 win against Arsenal they are well underway to defend their Champions League title and by winning today they can lock the Primera Division. They won their last game 4-1 at home against Athletic Bilbao and have an impressive away record of ten wins, four draws and one loose. Barcelona manager Guardiola will likely have Andres Iniesta back from injury for the match, but it is questionable how fit he is for the game. At the same time he will be missing both Eric Abidal, who was injured again against Arsenal, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is still struggling with his injury.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The big focus in match will of cause be on Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Although Messi might be the best player at moment, Cristiano Ronaldo is surely a close second. Ronaldo has scored 25 goals in 27 games this season and will likely want to prove he is still one of the best. He had a lot of small injuries this season, but seems fit again. On the other hand Messi has scored 37 goals in 42 games and seems to be unstoppable for any defense. Last year Real Madrid tried stopping him by playing hard and committing fouls, but the little Argentinean was capable of playing well in spite of this treatment.

Sport betters looking to bet on the match can currently get odds 2.62 for a Real Madrid win, 3.40 for a draw and 2.62 for a Barcelona win at 888sport. Like most derby games, El Clasico is hard to predict, which is reflected in the match odds. A deciding factor might be Barcelona’s European midweek game, where they used a lot of energy that could leave them tired today. Real Madrid must also be hungry for revenge for the last two games against Barcelona and at the same time this is their last chance of winning a trophy this season. Our betting tip for the match is Real Madrid to win, but a high scoring match is also a likely scenario. Both teams play attacking football and we are very likely to see a lot goals scored tonight. With the likes of Messi, Bojan, Ronaldo and Higuain in front we are in for an entertaining match. At 888sport you can get odds 1.53 over 2.5 goals and 2.37 over 3.5 goals, which is properly the best bets on the match.

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