Betting Tip: Back Real Madrid to see off Barcelona this Saturday in La Liga.
Barcelona will this weekend welcome the visit of arch-rivals Real Madrid to the Nou Camp, with both sides going head to head in El Clasico for the first time in the 2016/17 La Liga season.
A home win for Barcelona this week is backed at 3/4 with bet365, while an away win is 31/10 for Real. A draw between the two titans is 16/5.
Barcelona enter the fray this week six points behind Real in the league table and in dire need of a win to keep in touch. With that in mind, Luis Enrique and co will be viewing Saturday’s match as a must-win affair, however with the form books going against them, Barca will have to dig deep. Back to back 1-1 draws against Real Sociedad in La Liga and Hercules in the Copa Del Rey tell part of the story, as doo just two wins from their last six games. With injury concerns surrounding the likes of Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Jeremy Mathieu and more, things could be about to get a whole lot worse for the Catalan club, whose striker trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have also failed to look at their best in recent games. Looking to help matters this week is Andreas Iniesta who returns from injury. With Iniesta supporting him once again, Messi is the joint-favourite at 4/5 to score alongside Suarez, while Neymar is 1/1 to score a sixth goal of the campaign with bet365.
Real Madrid have had no such troubles in recent weeks, and head into this weekend’s colossal showdown with Barcelona looking to secure a seventh straight win in the league. A 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon last weekend marked their most recent success, however it failed to overshadow a 3-0 away victory over Atletico Madrid the game previous. Zinedine Zidane will be hoping for more of the same from his side on their travels this week, as they look to beat Barcelona away from home once again, following last season’s 2-1 win. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner in that game, and the Portuguese star has scored eight in his last four games this time around. Ronaldo is 6/5 to score with bet365, while striker Karim Benzema is 7/4 to get on the scoresheet too.
Back Real to edge a 2-1 win this week and Ronaldo to score anytime at 18/1 with bet365.
A safer bet lies with Real to win and both teams to score at 9/2.