Real Madrid v Barcelona tips – can Messi magic win Clasico?

We’ve got ourselves a three-team race to challenge for the 2020/21 La Liga Spanish title, with Atletico Madrid having stumbled at precisely the wrong point of the season although Diego Simeone’s side still sit top with nine games remaining and they’ll eagerly watch this Clasico match knowing that at least one team will drop points in this clash.

Real Madrid and Barcelona clash with each other on Saturday 10 April, with the Spanish rivals meeting at the Santiago Bernabeu and some might be surprised to find that it’s the Catalan side who are favourites to win this clash despite having their own troubles this season.

Why Are Barcelona Betting Favourites to Win Clasico?

Ronald Koeman looked as though he was going to have a baptism of fire at the Nou Camp this season, although it could be that the Dutchman steers Barcelona to the Spanish La Liga title and Barca are currently betting favourites to secure the crown, with every football betting site now going odds-on about the Catalan side becoming champions.

Barcelona fluffed their lines after coming back from lockdown last season and allowed Real Madrid to leapfrog them, although Koeman’s side are favourites on the Clasico derby betting market, with only one bookmaker prepared to quote 5/4 about Barca coming away with three points.

Despite the fact that Barca blew up at home to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, domestic form has been rock solid and there have been six consecutive La Liga victories including a 6-1 demolition of Real Sociedad, while Ousmane Dembele’s late winner against Valladolid gives the impression that we’re looking at the champions-elect.

Real Madrid Missing Key Defenders for Big El Clasico Battle

Not only do Real Madrid have to meet Liverpool in the Champions League a few days earlier, they also have to contend without Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane who are likely to be missing for this clash, with the bookmakers prepared to push the boat out when it comes to their El Clasico betting odds about the home side.

If you look at the La Liga outright betting odds, then you will find that Real Madrid are as big as 9/2 to retain their title that was won with a sparkling finish last term, while you can compare Spanish football betting prices and get 21/10 that Zinedine Zidane’s side manage to land a victory in this clash.

Real have been in strong form to the extent that they have won nine of their eleven games in all competitions and the scoring form of Karim Benzema has been spectacular in recent weeks, with the striker having found the net in his past seven matches where he has managed nine goals.

What Are the Best Betting Tips for Real Madrid v Barcelona?

Real Madrid won 3-1 at the Nou Camp earlier this season and we would be happy enough to consider backing Los Merengues to win the game as the football betting outsiders, while there’s the chance to consider Real on the Asian Handicap market off scratch if you wanted the insurance of money back if the game ends in a draw.

Many punters will anticipate a high-scoring clash considering that Real Madrid and Barcelona can potentially take a decisive step forward in their La Liga title challenge by winning this clash and that means betting on the Over 2.5 Goals betting odds, with some bookies going 3/5 about this happening.

Considering the El Clasico matches have a habit of yielding many goals, it could be that you can push the boat further and back Over 3.5 Goals at 31/20 which means four or more goals are scoring throughout the contest.

However, the absence of Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos means that anyone wanting to back the Barcelona win and both teams to score can be backed at 14/5 with William Hill and that could be a good option for those that think the visitors will win.

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