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Ronaldo - Messi

Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Preview

Real Madrid’s dip in form recently has handed supremacy and perhaps favouritism over to Barcelona in the race to become Spanish champions this season. But this is a big opportunity for Real Madrid to hit back and take over at the top of La Liga again, as they trail their hosts by just the one point in a tight title race. Defeat would leave Carlo Ancelotti’s men facing an uphill struggle to get their hands on the domestic crown.

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Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Tips

Brilliant match to warm up Sunday evening. Real Madrid are on a two match winning streak in Clasico’s having beaten their rivals in last season’s Copa Del Rey and then again in this season’s La Liga meeting at the Bernabeu. However, it is Barcelona who are running as strong favourites, even though they have already lost two home matches this season. You have to go back to the 2007/08 season to find the last time that they lost three home matches in a single season though. But with a one point lead at the top of the table over Real Madrid, big opportunity to Barcelona stamp their authority on the title race. They are in form, winning nine of their last 10 La Liga outings (L1 – a home defeat against Malaga).

A record breaking 21 El Clasico goals Lionel Messi has scored during his immense career. He has scored eight of Barcelona’s last sixteen goals against Real Madrid too and is up as a quote of 3/1 in the First Goalscorer market at online bookmaker Bet365. Barcelona have the best attack (78 goals scored) and defence (16 conceded) in La Liga this season and only once have they conceded more than two goals in a game (their league defeat against Real earlier in the season). You throw in Luis Suarez and Neymar alongside Messi and you see why they have been so prolific. They have scored 14 goals in their last four home matches in La Liga, and 77% of their games at the Nou Camp have gone over 2.5 goals. The last six El Clasico meetings have done so too.

Real Madrid’s form in the title race suffered a setback recently having been held to a draw against Villarreal and then a loss at Athletic Bilbao. Gareth Bale answered his critics with a brace in a 2-0 win for them over Levante in their last league outing though, but they aren’t in great shape on the road. They have lost two of their last three away games, failing to find the back of the net in both of those defeats. They have put up a W10 D0 L4 record on the road in La Liga this season, and have a W3 L3 record in their last six road games. Only once in the last 30 years have they managed to do the league double over Barcelona too.

You may want to sit down to read this stat, but Cristiano Ronaldo has scored just the two league goals in Real Madrid’s last nine games. He is a man who has been struggling for form, so too Bale, by and large. Bale is a 9/5 quote in the anytime goalscorer market, with Ronaldo, who scored from the penalty spot against Barcelona earlier in the season, at 5/4. Real have been shaky lately and just scraped through their Champions League second leg at home against Schalke, winning out 4-3. They can’t look to the boss for great inspiration either in big clashes, as Carlo Ancelotti has lost five of his seven league clashes with either Atletico Madrid or Barcelona since taking charge of Real Madrid (W1 D1).

Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Odds

Barcelona 8/13, Draw 10/3, Real MAdrid 15/4

Barcelona v Real Madrid Predictions

Who are the more fluent and confident side at the moment? Barcelona. Three points here would see them take a firm grip of things at the top of La Liga and you would expect it to come. Real Madrid are just looking a bit shaken up at the moment for some reason, and would bank on Barcelona to capitalize on that in a high scoring game over 2.5 goals.

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20th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: European Football Betting

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It is a big weekend of football derby action across Europe, with not only the North London derby of Tottenham v Arsenal going off at White Hart Lane on Saturday, and the Sporting v Benfica derby in Portugal, there is a huge Madrid derby to enjoy some top football betting on as well. Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid betting brings forth a huge clash in the title race in the Spanish top flight this season, with Atletico hoping to close up on the gap to leaders Real.

This will be the sixth meeting between the Spanish rivals this season already, having gone up against each other in both the Spanish Super Cup and the Copa del Rey. Atletico, to huge credit, have come away unscathed in those meetings, winning three and drawing two of them. Diego Simeone’s men have won both of their games at home against Real this season, winning both games with a clean sheet in tow.

So the defensive might of Atletico has been in play again this season and they are in a three way tie at the top of the table as the defending championship duel with Barcelona and Madrid for this year’s domestic league crown. The two away meetings at the Vicente Calderon that Real Madrid have taken, have both gone under 2.5 goals, thanks to Atletico defence seeming to have had the handle on their neighbours’ impressive attack.

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid under 2.5 goals is an option at 4/5 with online betting site Bet365, and still, deposite their dominance over the Bernabeu outfit this season, Atletico are still going as underdogs for the win, priced up at 23/10 with Bet365 to take another home victory against the Merengues. There was a 2-2 draw between them in the corresponding fixture last season, with Real needing a late equaliser to pick up a point.

Real Madrid 6/5 favourites in Madrid Derby

There will be an embarrassment of riches on display in the goalscorer markets again, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema being joined by the power of Atletico’s attack which comprises of Mario Mandzukic, Antoine Griezmann and local hero Fernando Torres who scored a brace against Real at the Bernabeu in the second leg of their Copa del Rey clash, netting a goal inside the first minute of each half in a 2-2 draw.

Huge talent, huge points and huge bragging points at stake when the two meet at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday, February 7th. Atletico have posted a tremendous W9 D1 L1 record on home soil in the Spanish top flight this season, their only defeat there coming against Villarreal back in mid December. Their defence hasn’t been as watertight as last season, so backing both teams to score at a price of 8/11 will be an attractive option.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid have been in impressive form on the road (as they have been at home too) posting a W9 D0 L2 on their travels in the Spanish top flight this season. They have averaged a massive 3.36 goals per game on the road, having shipped at a rate of exactly one per game on the road. Real are 6/5 favourites for the victory at Bet365.

It should be another intriguing, fascinating match up between the two, in one of Europe’s top fixtures. Online betting site Bet365 have a wonderful welcome bonus on offer for next customers. Register an account with them and the bookmaker will match the value of your first deposit with a free bet to enjoy. The maximum bonus through this great new customers promotion is a massive £200 bet.


3rd February 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: European Football Betting

Messi - Neymar (Barcelona)

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Betting Preview

A dip into La Liga sees a tremendous Barcelona v Atletico Madrid betting clash on Sunday. Both are level on points in second and third in La Liga respectively and therefore both just one point off leaders Real Madrid. So huge points at stake in this one in the title race. Will Barcelona be able to do something they failed to do in six attempts last season, that is beat Atletico?

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Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Betting Tips

Barcelona will be looking for a league bounce back after they lost to David Moyes’ Real Sociedad last weekend. They came under fire too for not having started Lionel Messi in the game (sparking rumours of him leaving), but Barcelona hit their stride again during midweek when they beat Elche 5-0 in the Copa del Rey, Messi netting one from the spot. Worth having a punt on Messi to score, as only against Sevilla (18) has he scored more goals than he has against Atletico Madrid (17) and he is even money in the anytime goalscorer market, joint favorite with Luis Suarez.

Suarez still only has one league goal to his name for Barcelona, with Messi (15) and Neymar (11) carrying the can for them. Barcelona also have Neymar and El Haddadi trading strong at 5/6 in the anytime goalscorer market. The Catalans haven’t lost any of their last eight La Liga match ups against Atletico (W6 D2) but couldn’t get the better of them last season. Barcelona of course have massive strengths at home, and have put up a W7 D0 L1 record there, winning their each of their last three in a row at the Nou Camp, having scored exactly five goals in each.

This fixture has a history of goals in it, because the last fifteen meetings in La Liga between the two have returned a whopping 63 goals at an average of 4.2 per game. Over 2.5 goals is 4/5 quote at online betting site Paddy Power for Sunday’s clash. The Red-and-Whites went six matches unbeaten against Barcelona last season in all competitions (W1 D5), winning the league title with a draw at the Nou Camp, and they knocked them out of the Champions League. So does that make them value for at least a point on Sunday? Atletico are strong defensively, and can boast their own strengths going forward, even with fernando Torres back with them.

Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann are solid options in he anytime goalscorer market, with Frenchman Griezmann being bang in form having scored five goals in Athleticos last two league matches. Atletico have conceded at a rate of under one goal per game on the road, and have won their last two away from home in the Spanish top fight, part of an overall W5 D1 L2 away record this term. They have enough to frustrate Barcelona again, and won’t be short on confidence after beating rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey clash during the week.

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Betting Odds

Barcelona 4/7, Draw 10/3, Atletico Madrid 9/2

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Predictions

Tempting to go for a draw, because Atletico have proven that they are no pushovers, and Barcelona couldn’t crack them last term. However, Barcelona are strong at home, and are still worth having a punt on to come away with the three points. Overall, they have the recent home form against the Red and Whites to deliver the goods.

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10th January 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: European Football Betting

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From Old Trafford to Spain. That is where ousted former Manchester United boss David Moyes has found himself. He steps back into management for the first time since his failed time in charge of the Red Devils, and he has signed an 18 month contract with Spain’s Real Sociedad who are struggling in the drop zone in the Primera Liga.

Online bookmaker Bet365 have priced up Moyes at a quote of 7/5 to produce a win in his first match in charge of the Spanish club, as they take on Deportivo La Coruna on November 22nd after the international break. Deportivo are also struggling in the relegation zone, sat on nine points like Sociedad are. So a battle of La Liga strugglers is on the cards from Moyes’ return to club management.

Strangely enough, Sociedad have won just the two league matches this season, but they came against the giants of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. So that is perhaps a hint that there is talent in the squad for Moyes to work with. Carlos Vela and Inigo Martinez are a couple of names of note, and despite their poor start to the season, Sociedad are out at 22/1 with Bet365 to be relegated to the Segunda Liga.

So can Moyes revive the Basques? There is probably enough in them to warrant having a shot at 11/10 on them to bank themselves a top half of the table finish this season. Sociedad finished in seventh place last season, missing out on a place in Europe. A Champions League spot is a 150/1 outside shot for them this season, while they are 2/7 to make it into Europe next season.

It’s unlikely that they are going to taste any domestic silverware in the Copa del Rey where they are 66/1 shots to go all the way. While they open against lower-league Oviedo, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico are all in the same half of their draw. Not helping their cause there is that Copa del Rey rounds go over two legs until the final, handing further advantage to the big guns.

Bet365 quote Moyes at 25-1 to win any major silverware during the length of his contract which runs until the end of next season but he is a 1/2 shot to outlast his ten-month tenure at Old Trafford, and Moyes is 11/10 to stick out for the duration of his 18th month contract.


13th November 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

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Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Preview

The much anticipated first El Clasico of the season. Which way will it swing? It was honours to Barcelona in the two La Liga meetings last season and the Catalans will be putting an unbreached defence on the line at the Bernabeu. Will the might of Cristiano Ronaldo and his immense goalscoring form, be able to take maximum points for Real against their rivals? Madrid go as 11/8 shots for the win, with Barcelona at 7/4 and the draw at 13/5.

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Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Tips

Carlo Ancelotti’s men had a slow start to the season, losing two of their first three league matches. But then Cristiano Ronaldo came back to full fitness and they have not looked back since. The former Manchester United man has hit a remarkable 15 goals in La Liga this season in the seven league matches that he has appeared in. Truly an astonishing and record breaking goal scoring start to the season. He has now actually scored in each of his last eleven games played in all competitions, including a stunner at Anfield against Liverpool in the Champions League during the week.

Ronaldo looks an obvious 4/1 choice in the first goalscorer market for the match. However, Real madrid have won just two of their last 12 league meetings with Barcelona, so the result is up for question here. Yes, Real Madrid are in stunning form at the moment, an eight match winning streak in all competitions, but do they have enough to beat Barcelona? They clearly have goals, averaging five per game over their last five league matches, but they haven’t gone up against anything like Barcelona’s defence.

Barcelona have recorded eight clean sheets on the bounce since the start of the season. They are one away from setting their longest run of clean sheets in their league history. Barcelona are unbeaten in 13 league games (W9 D4) and they are unbeaten in 11 league games against sides from Madrid. So they have a bit of history and form going for them, and of course that incredible defence this season. They also have Neymar producing this season, and between them Neymar (eight) and Lionel Messi 9seven) have matched Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally. Messi is 5/1 and Neymar 6/1 in the first goalscorer market.

You would be right to expect goals in this one. Both sides have scored in each of the last 16 Clasicos. Only one of the last fifteen have gone under 2.5 goals. The last fixture between them when both sides failed to score was in the 2011 Champions League semi finals, with Barcelona winning 2-0 at the Bernabeu. It has the makings of a classic. Real Madrid are Europe’s top scorers, Barcelona the only side in Europe not to have conceded a goal this season. A real heavyweight clash.

Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Odds

Real Madrid 11/8, Barcelona 7/4, Draw 13/5

Real Madrid v Barcelona Predictions

Really tough game to call. Cristiano Ronaldo is at the heart of everything that Real do. That was proven when he wasn’t fit at the start of the season and they struggled. Barcelona have looked methodically brilliant this season under Luis Enrique. They aren’t going to be steamrolled in the match and it may just be worth edging towards a draw. Barcelona would be happy enough with that.

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24th October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: European Football Betting

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Real Madrid have been one of the explosive hot tickets of the season. Since Cristiano Ronaldo got his season up and running, Carlo Ancelotti’s men haven’t looked back. The former Manchester United man has been in astounding scoring form in La Liga, breaking the record for the most prolific goal scoring start to a new season in the Spanish top flight. Real Madrid have been the ones grabbing all the headlines and they are going as favourites for the weekend’s El Clasico, the first of the 2014/15 season.

But under new manager Luis Enrique, Barcelona have been going about their business in a very quiet, yet very efficient manner. It has been a remarkable start from them and punters have good reason to get behind the visitor to the Bernabeu on Sunday, because they have a formidable defence which has not conceded a single goal in eight league matches so far this season. That is eight clean sheets on the bounce, and is a huge improvement over last season’s efforts. With Barcelona winning both La Liga meetings last season, they do look some good value.

They haven’t been as prolific as Real Madrid in front of goal, who have scored 30 goals in eight games, but Barcelona have returned 22 though, which is a rate of 2.75 per game. The big difference between the two sides, and what has happened to Barcelona this season, is the step up in production of Neymar. He has been clicking far better with the team, has looked sharper than at any stage during his debut season, and now Barcelona have both he and Lionel Messi ticking along with goals.

Real Madrid largely rely on Cristiano Ronaldo for his heavy input, as he has scored half of Real Madrid’s league goals this season. That’s right, half. Barcelona have been upgraded in very subtle ways under Enrique and their defence could be the key factor in this. Real Madrid have conceded at over a goal per game this season, and that is where this one may be won or lost. If the Barcelona back line can stay intact, then they have Messi and Neymar to do the damage up front. The game could also see the return of Barcelona new boy Luis Suarez following his lengthy ban after his World Cup bite.

They aren’t going to care if it is a 1-0 win on the road at their biggest rivals. As long as they get maximum points, then that is all the Catalans will be concerned about. The value on them is not to be dismissed for the first El Clasico of the season, and of course it is probably worth going over 2.5 goals for the meeting and only one of the last fifteen meetings between them have done so. Barcelona have the defence. Can it withstand Cristiano Ronaldo? If they mark him out of the game, (and Real Madrid’s early season form without him, proved that he carries them) then Barcelona could be fantastic value to avoid defeat.

22nd October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: European Football Betting

James Rodriguez (Real Madrid)

The transfer of James Rodriguez to Real Madrid has been the big signing of the summer. The move from Monaco for the Colombia has cost the Spanish champions around £70 million, making Rodriguez the fourth most expensive player of all time.

Online betting site Boylesports have posted odds of 13/8 on Rodriguez to outscore Gareth Bale during the 2014/15 La Liga season. There is going to be a lot of expectation on the youngster, who won goal of the tournament and the Golden Boot at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Rodriguez is an 80/1 shot with online betting site Boylesports to actually finish the season at the league’s top scorer (having to compete with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi) and the bookmaker has put the Colombian forward at 13/8 to score more goals in the league than former Spurs man Gareth Bale (4/9).

There is some top quality, intense action coming from the Copa America next year in Chile, and the Irish bookmaker are offering 33/1 double that it is Colombia, who were so impressive at Brazil 2014, who will win the tournament and Real Madrid will win the 2014/15 La Liga.

Liam Glynn, PR Executive at Boylesports said: “As expected Real Madrid have snatched up World Cup Top Goalscorer, James Rodriguez and no doubt he is set to be vital cog in a goal-scoring machine at Real Madrid this coming season.”

He added “Rodriguez is 13/8 to score more goals than his teammate Gareth Bale (4/9) in the 2014/15 La Liga season.”

24th July 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

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Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Betting Preview
Everything is cued up for a massively dramatic finale over in Spain. It isn’t going to get much more tense than this. The only two sides who can get their hands on the title go head to head on Saturday, and it is Atletico who just hold the upper hand because all they need is a draw at the Nou Camp to take a surprise title.

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Barcelona 5/6, Draw 11/4, Atletico Madrid 3/1

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Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Betting Tips:
Diego Simeone’s men could have wrapped up the title on the weekend. However, they could only manage a come from behind draw against Malaga. Will that missed opportunity come back to haunt them? It may, as they have lost on their last six league visits to the Nou Camp and have conceded at an average of 4.3 goals per game in that sequence. However, Atletico are strong in defence and Barcelona haven’t been as clinically ruthless as they have been known for, and themselves could only take a draw on the weekend, firing blanks in a 0-0 away at Elche. Also, Barcelona have faced Atletico five times this season and haven’t managed to win (D4 L1), the defeat coming in the UEFA Champions League. Barcelona have only managed back to back draws in La Liga too, they haven’t gone three in a row without a win since the 2008/09 season.

So they haven’t been at their best, but they have Lionel Messi and they therefore have a chance. Against no La Liga side has Messi scored more goals than he has managed against Atletico, seventeen in total. Messi is a 4/7 shot in the anytime goalscorer market and is running at 5/2 in the First Goalscorer market. It is Neymar though who has netted the two goals that Barcelona have managed against Atletico this term, and the Brazilian is 2/1 in the anytime scorer market. But with only those two goals scored in those five meetings this season, can Neymar or Messi produce when the club needs them too the most? Barca are in the hunt for their fifth title in six seasons. Will their experience in landing titles give them the edge?

So Atletico are unbeaten in five matches against the Catalans this season and the big trend is that all five have gone under 2.5 goals, and swinging under 2.5 for this one too is priced at 4/5 with Paddy Power. The scores have been kept down thanks to Atletico’s superb organisation and defence. They are tough to break down and considering that they only need to get out of the Nou Camp with a point, they probably aren’t going to overexert themselves unless necessary. Atletico have to be cautious, because they haven’t taken a league point at the Nou Camp since back in 2006. Even their main hitman Diego Costa hasn’t managed to score in seven La Liga matches against Barcelona. Still, he is 7/4 in the anytime goalscorer market.

Seven of Athletico’s last 10 goals in the league have been by headers, so look for big threats from corners. David Villa may be a good 3/1 shot in the anytime goalscorer market as he has scored four of his five La Liga goals against Barcelona at the Nou Camp. If Atletico get the title, it will all be down to their superb defence which has only conceded the 25 goals this season, but they have shown signs of the title pressure getting to them, with just a point from their last two matches. Can they hold out under the pressure that Barcelona will throw at them?

This should be a fantastic game, and Barcelona will have the majority of possession, but can they break through the tough Atletico defence? Don’t expect this one to be a high scoring match and so it is probably worth going under 2.5 goals for a price of 4/5 with Paddy Power.

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Form (all competitions)
Barcelona LLWWDD, Atletico Madrid WDWWLD

Stat Attack
Barcelona have won their last six league meetings with Atletico at the Nou Camp
Atletico are unbeaten in five matches with Barcelona this season
Atletico haven’t taken a league point at the Nou Camp since 2006
Diego Costa has failed to score in seven La Liga games against Barcelona
All five meetings have gone under 2.5 goals this season

15th May 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: European Football Betting

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The league title race in Spain will go down the wire next weekend. The mouth watering Barcelona v Atletico betting decider kicks off on Saturday. Diego Simeone’s men hold a three point advantage over Barcelona after both could only manage a draw on the weekend. Atletico came from behind at home against Malaga for a 1-1 draw, while Barcelona missed a chance to close the gap as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Elche.

So now Atletico just need to roll into the Nou Camp on Saturday and hold out for a draw. A victory for Barcelona would give the Catalans the title back, because of their far superior goal difference to that of the Madrid side. This is going to be a fascinating showdown, because Atletico, as everyone is now very well aware of, is a very strong defensively organised side, and Barcelona have been lacking that ruthless cutting edge going forward.

Barcelona will be out for retribution of course, after Atletico knocked them out the Champions League this season. The game on saturday will be the sixth match between the two sides this season, four of them ending in a draw, and Atletico getting a 1-0 win at the Vicente Calderon in their Champions League meeting.

So that would suggest that Atletico hold firm favouritism here, with all five matches between them this season going under 2.5 goals, (two 1-1 draws, two 0-0 draws and an Atletico 1-0 win), then a low scoring game is most likely to happen here. That would suit the visitors. Under 2.5 goals for your Barcelona v Atletico Madrid betting is up at 9/10 while Atletico holding out for the title-winning draw is priced at 13/5.

Will Barcelona find a way to break Atletico at the crucial time? Real Madrid, who Atletico will meet in the final of the UEFA Champions League, failed to win for the third time in a row, a they were beaten 2-0 by Celta Vigo.


12th May 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: European Football Betting

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Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Preview
It doesn’t come much bigger than El Clasico betting and the second League meeting of the season will take place in Madrid on Sunday. It is Real Madrid who hold a four point lead over third placed Barcelona in the League standings, and there’s a big chance to pull clear of their rivals here.

Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Real Madrid 6/5, Barcelona 2/1, Draw 5/2

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Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Tips:
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid are looking the real deal at the moment, looking supremely confident and full of goals. However they have had a hard time of things in recent Clasicos, winning just two of the last eleven League meetings with Barcelona. Both of the wins they got in that sequence were by a one goal margin. You can back them to take a one goal winning margin this time around at a price of 3/1 with Paddy Power. They are favourites here because they are humming along and Barcelona have been stuttering in the League a bit. Real did win this corresponding fixture last season, and have the chance to make it two in a row at home over Barcelona in the League for the first time since 2008.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in seven of his last 10 Clasicos (nine goals in total) and will naturally be backed in the goalscorer markets.  Ronaldo, who has netted 25 League goals this season is priced up at 8/11 in the anytime goalscorer market, although that having been said, he hasn’t scored in the last two League meetings with Barca. Real Madrid are currently on an eighteen match unbeaten streak in La Liga, ever since that defeat against Barcelona back in October of last year, and fifteen of those eighteen have been won. They are as strong at the back as they are up front, keeping eight clean sheets in their last eleven in the League.

Still, Barcelona have a good scoring streak at the Bernabeu and Both Teams To Score is an obvious market at 1/2 with Paddy Power. Real and Barca have both found the net in each of the last 14 Clasicos in all competitions (Real 24 goals, Barcelona 25). Real have won their last nine home games on the bounce in the League and with five of those coming with clean sheets, and it is going to be pretty hard to find a reason not to back them to win. Especially with Barcelona having gone and lost three of their last seven La Liga matches.

Barcelona did reinforce their credentials with a thumping 7-0 win over Osasuna last week, with Lionel Messi bagging himself a hat trick. With that coming after running circles round Man City in the Champions League, maybe they are getting back on track well enough. Messi is the top score in League Clasicos among current players with 11 and he is priced up at Even money in the anytime goalscorer market for this latest clash. Barca have found the back of the net in each of their last eleven trips to the Bernabeu in all competitions, so worth backing to get on the scoresheet. Alexis Sanchez could be worth a look too as he has netted three in his last five League meetings with Real Madrid.

This one is looking tougher than ever to call. Barcelona have their recent history on their side in Clasico meeting, but Real Madrid are looking the stronger of the two sides at the moment. A talent-laden spectacle on show and would edge things for a Real Madrid outright at 6/5 with Paddy Power. With Barca just being shaky on the road, the home side may just have the edge

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Form (all competitions)
Real Madrid WWDWWW, Barcelona WLWLWW

Stat Attack
Real Madrid have won two of their last eleven League meetings with Barcelona
Since the 2008/09 season, Barca have won five Clasicos to Real Madrid’s two
Both sides have scored in each of the last 14 meetings with each other
Barcelona have scored in each of their last 11 visits to the Bernabeu
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in seven of his last ten Clasicos (nine goals)

20th March 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: European Football Betting

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