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Ronaldo - Neymar (Real Madrid v Barcelona)

Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Preview

The action from the Bernabeu could well be the highlight of the sporting weekend. The two are scrapping it out for supremacy once again at the head of La Liga and it is Barcelona who go into the game with a three point advantage over their rivals. Will the Catalans be able to extend their lead or will they be hauled back by Los Merengues? After his injury issues, Lionel Messi may even be back in action for the mouthwatering El Clasico action.

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El Clasico 2015 Infographic

Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Tips

Hopefully this will be a treat for fans and punters alike. The last nine clásicos in La Liga have seen both sides score, the longest such run since 1946-1952 (13 games in a row). You can back both teams to score in this one for a price of 1/2 with online betting site Bet365. Real Madrid are currently running on a 22 match unbeaten streak in La Liga, winning nineteen of those. They have only shipped the one goal in their last five there as well, so a pretty powerful home side. They did suffer a 3-2 loss at Sevilla in their last league match on the road just before the international break though. Prior to those three goals conceded, they had conceded just four in ten.

Real Madrid have only won two of their last seven La Liga home games against Barcelona (D1 L4) though so not an immediate banker. They have only won three of their last 12 home fixtures against the Catalans in all competitions as well. Real Madrid boss Rafa Benítez has lost six of his 10 games as manager in La Liga against Barcelona (W3 D1). Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t particularly on fire this season, not by his high standards and of our teams to have fired in the most shots on target in La Liga this season (Real Madrid, Barça, Celta and Sevilla), Madrid are the side with the worst conversion ratio (13.8%). Ronaldo, who has eight league goals this season, is an 8/11 anytime goalscorer option.

So there is a chance that Lionel Messi will be back for Barcelona. He has been involved in eight of the last nine Barcelona goals against Real Madrid at Bernabéu in all competitions (five goals, three assists). If Messi scores in this game, he would become “El Clásico” top scorer in La Liga (he currently has 14 goals, level with Di Stéfano). Messi is an even money price to hit the back of the net on Saturday. Although the last 17 Barcelona goals have been scored by either Neymar (nine) or Luis Suárez (eight) and they are both even money anytime goalscorers as well.

Neymar has been involved in 16 of the last 19 Barcelona goals in all competitions (10 goals, six assists). He’s having a massive season for the Catalans. Barcelona have lost two of their last three La Liga away games (W1) but they have scored in each of their last 15 La Liga away games and not only that, they have averaged 2.7 goals per game on the road in that sequence. Huge game and each of the last seven meetings in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals. This one is likely to go the same way.

Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Odds

Real Madrid 6/4, Barcelona 7/4, Draw 13/5

Real Madrid v Barcelona Predictions

Tough game to call and hopefully the goals will be flying around left, right and centre. Neither side have really been at their very best, not by their own standards but they are still a class above most others. Real Madrid have struggled for wins on home soil against the Catalans, but given their defence it may be worth swinging for a draw in this one.

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21st November 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: European Football

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Games don’t come much bigger than the El Clasico and it is that time of the season when Real Madrid and Barcelona go head. This is the first of the season’s league meetings in the Spanish top flight. Hosts Real Madrid will be looking to close the gap on their rivals, who are top of the league by three points over Los Merengus.

Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 22 league games on home soil, winning nineteen of them. Barcelona have lost two of their last three away games in La Liga and Real Madrid are unbeaten on home soil this germ. but then Barcelona have averaged 2.7 goals per away game in their last ten and have won four and lost just one of their last seven visits to Madrid in the league.

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21st November 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


Will Cristiano Ronaldo be the center of attention in the star studded El Clasico on Saturday from La Liga. The Real Madrid man will be carrying the weight of the Real Madrid attack on his shoulders and with a converted penalty from him in each the last two home league fixtures against Barcelona, he could have a big influence in the game.

Ronaldo scored in both league meetings last season against Barcelona and look for him to get on the scoresheet before the break as six of the eight league goals he has netted this season have been in the first 45 minute of action. So will Ronaldo outshine Barcelona’s Neymar and Luis Suarez and potentially Lionel Messi (who may be back from injury)?

It is another huge El Clasico match in La Liga and more often than not this is when the best rise to the occasion. Real Madrid take a W4 D1 unbeaten home record this season in La Liga into the game, whereas Barcelona have lost two of their last three on the road.

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21st November 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

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The big El Clasico from La Liga is on Saturday night and it should be one of the highlights of the weekend. Real Madrid go off at home against Barcelona and Los Merengues will be on the hunt for three points which will draw them level on points with their rivals at the top of the table.

Barcelona, even without Lionel Messi around, have charged to the top of the table, benefitting from big inputs from Luis Suarez and Neymar in front of goal, while Real Madrid have looked to Cristiano Ronaldo once more to fire them along in their hunt for silverware. Madrid are unbeaten at home under Rafa Benitez this season, but they will be tested by Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo has only netted eight league goals this term, not a high return by his standards, and five of those goals came in one match. So he isn’t having the best of season, but usually when the big games come, Ronaldo is there front and centre.

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Madrid go in the match at a 29/20 with Boylesports for the three points, with the Draw at 12/5 and Barcelona at 13/8. This money back special offer from Boylesports applies to pre-match bets only and it covers the first goalscorer, last goalscorer and anytime goalscorer market. The maximum refund of a free bet is £25 per customer.

20th November 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


Wednesday night brings around some more top quality UEFA Champions League betting action and it will be the turns of Chelsea and Arsenal to try and do the Premier League proud. Chelsea go off at Stamford Bridge against Dynamo Kiev where they are odds-on to win while the Gunners have a much tougher time on the road at Bayern Munich.

Barcelona will look to march towards the knockout stages of the competition as well as they host Bate Borisov. Bayern are 2/5 to win their match against Arsenal, while Barcelona are a heavy 1/10 odds-on favourite price to put the win on the board over Bate Borisov at the Nou Camp.

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3rd November 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Paddy Power

The UEFA Champions League is back for Match Day Three action on Tuesday and online betting site Paddy Power have launched an enhanced odds treble for you to get your teeth into. This is a new customer exclusive for those who register with the bookmaker through the links on this post.

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Bayern Munich have won their last two visits at Arsenal as they head back to the Emirates to try and make it three wins from three in this season’s group stage. The Gunners have lost their first two matches of the group and they are facing a Bayern Munich side in hot form having won their last twelve matches on the bounce this season.

Barcelona look to have a comfortable match on the road at Bate Borisov on Tuesday as they look to continue their march towards the knockout stages while Chelsea have a winnable match on the road as well as they head to the Ukraine to face Dinamo Kiev.

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19th October 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


Online betting site Unibet have launched a big UEFA Champions League promotion which new customers can really enjoy. The promotion is actually open to all customers, both new and existing, so if you sign up now you can still take part in the offer. New customers who open an account with Unibet can enjoy a risk free £20 bet.

The offer is a huge 5/1 enhanced odds price on Barcelona to win the UEFA Champions League and the same 5/1 quote on Lionel Messi finishing the tournament as the top goalscorer. Reigning champions Barcelona are looking to become the first club ever to retain the European Cup in the Champions League era and they are trading as outright favourites.

Barca are 3/1 favourites, followed by Bayern Munich at 9/2 and Real Madrid at 11/2. Lionel Messi is running as joint favourite alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in the UEFA Champions League Top Goalscorer market at a quote of 3/1.

This is a time sensitive offer so you are going to want to get in quick on the Unibet UEFA Champions League price boosts. Both the 5/1 enhanced odds on the UEFA Champions League Winner- Barcelona and UEFA Champions League Top Goalscorer – Lionel Messi will close on September 15th at 11:45 a.m.

14th September 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

European Football

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Betting Preview

The first high profile clash of the new La Liga season and with both Atletico and Barcelona having banked wins in their opening two matches it’s a great battle for supremacy as well. The mighty Catalans haven’t been at their devastating best so far this term, so can Atletico battle their way to a home three points against the title favourites?

Barcelona are part of Paddy Power’s enhanced odds offer this weekend. Open a new account with the bookmaker to gain access to a 28/1 enhanced odds offer to see Arsenal, Man City, Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid all win their weekend matches. There is also insurance on the offer because if the bet loses then you will be given your stake back as a free bet. The maximum stake is £10.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Betting Tips

Atletico have opened with wins over Sevilla and Las Palmas and both of those were clean sheet victories as well. So the solid defence is well in place and with Barcelona not having hit their impressive attacking heights yet it could push the game under 2.5 goals which is a price of 4/6 at Paddy Power. Atletico are are winless in 10 against Barcelona (D2 L8); their longest drought in top-flight history and even beating Barcelona when they aren’t playing well is a tough thing to ask of any team.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone has never beaten Barcelona as a La Liga manager (D2 L5)  and Los Colchoneros have have conceded more goals to Barca than any other opponent in their top-flight history (307). Since Diego Simeone took charge, Atletico have not lost any of their opening three games of a La Liga season and you know that they will be setting up defensively so could actually be a decent punt to pick up a draw. Atletico have scored a league-high three goals from outside the area this term and running in the anytime goalscorer market Antoine Griezmann is a 7/4 option for the home side.

Barcelona have only managed two goals in two games this season, which is their worst goal tally at this stage since 2008/09. They haven’t impressed yet with 1-0 wins over Athletic Bilbao and Malaga, where defender Thomas Vermaelen came to their rescue with a winner. Luis Suarez scored their other goal of the season and is a 6/4 anytime goalscorer quote behind outright favourite Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi has participated in his side’s last three La Liga goals against Atleti (two goals, one assist).

Barcelona are on a 16 match unbeaten run in the league, having won fourteen of those and they found the back of the net in each of those games in that sequence. On the road Barcelona are unbeaten in 11 (W10 D1), keeping eight clean sheets in the process. They just haven’t been flowing all that well so far this season and have needed 8.5 shots on target to score on average this season in La Liga, Atletico just 2.5, so can Messi and co find their groove and put a big three points on the board?

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Betting Odds

Barcelona 13/10, Atletico Madrid 23/10, Darw 11/5

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Predictions

Great looking game although it looks as if it will be a low scoring war of attrition. Barcelona did win all four meetings against Atleti last season and two of those wins were by a 1-0 scoreline. To their credit they have been playing poorly and still getting wins, but they could be frustrated to a draw by the home side.

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11th September 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: European Football

Paddy Power

Head to online betting site Paddy Power through the promotional links on this page and you can benefit from an enhanced odds offer which they have running on some of the top European domestic action around this weekend.

Open a new account with online betting site Paddy Power you can take a huge 28/1 enhanced odds price on Arsenal, Man City, Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona all to win!

In the Barclays Premier League, Manchester City will be looking to win their 11th league match on the bounce as they head to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace, while Arsenal will look to bank their first home win of the season as they host a winless Stoke side.

Over in Spain the big game of the weekend is the Atletico Madrid v Barcelona clash, while Barca’s big rivals Real Madrid go to Espanyol and last season’s UEFA Champions League runners-up Juventus get a home fixture to enjoy against Chievo. If they all win, and they are all favourites to so, then you could really be cashing in with the Paddy Power enhanced odds special

The offer is open exclusively to new customers registering an account with Paddy Power through the promotional links on this page. Then place a FIRST BET up to a maximum of £10 on Arsenal to beat Stoke, Man City to beat Crystal Palace, Juventus to beat Chievo, Real Madrid to beat Espanyol and Barcelona to beat Atletico Madrid and if they all win, you will be paid out in cash based on the normal price and then have free bets credit to reflect the 28/1 enhanced odds!


10th September 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


Punters are will now be able to watch free La Liga streams with online betting site Bet365. As part of their brilliant live streaming service which offers a wealth of football matches from across Europe, as well as allowing their customers to indulge in other live sports such as top tier tennis events, basketball and more, now Bet365 punters can enjoy Spanish top flight football.

Barcelona swept their way to a treble last season and they are back trading as 8/11 favourites in the La Liga title race with online betting site Bet365. Once again, the Spanish top flight is likely to come down to a two-horse race between the Catalan giants and their big rivals Real Madrid. Los Merengues are now running under former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez and they are a 7/4 quote to land the title.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the Golden Boot in the Spanish top flight for the last two seasons running as an 11/10 quote to finish the season as top scorer, with Lionel Messi at 5/4. It’s incredible to look at the market and see huge stars like Luis Suarez at 20/1 and Neymar at 25/1 respectively to land the top prize. Gareth Bale is out at 150/1.

So if you want to get a little bit closer to the top flight action from Spain then sign up for an account with Bet365 and get access to live La Liga streams. Other great features to be enjoyed at Bet365 are their partial cash out options, 100% acca win bonuses, 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance and welcome bonus offer on sign up which will earn you a 100% matched deposit bonus.


22nd August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

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