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It’s time for the second El Clasico of the season when Real Madrid will host FC Barcelona in Madrid this Saturday. Both teams are still in race for the title, so the result of this game is even more crucial than usual. The latest El Clasico betting predictions offer high odds for both teams’ victory, let’s see their chances now.
After Atletico Madrid lost their game against Sevilla at the weekends, Barcelona are only one point behind the leaders. While Real follow their rivals from a two-point distance. Only nine rounds are left from the season, so the next few games can be extremely important for all three teams. And the next match is not an ordinary game, but the second El Clasico of the 2020-21 season. In their previous meeting Real managed to defeat the Catalans 3-1 in the Nou Camp, so Ronald Koeman’s men are eager to take revenge now. Both teams are in much better form than in the autumn, so really any result is possible. Los Blancos will face first Liverpool though in the Champions League this week, which might affect the result of their game on Saturday.
High odds for all results in the latest El Clasico betting predictions
FC Barcelona can go to the top with a win against Real Madrid. At least until Sunday when Atletico Madrid will play their next match. The Catalan team has been in great form recently. They haven’t lost a game since their poor performance against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League back in February. Their 4-1 loss also meant the end of their UCL performance this season but at least they have had more time to focus on the domestic competitions. Next weekend Barca will also play in the 2021 Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao. And they are only one point behind Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
Online sportsbooks in Spain favor them against Real now with the odds of 2.25 for their victory. Surely players will be motivated to win against their huge rival who beat them in their previous meeting. With the lead of Lionel Messi, Barcelona are in a much better form than they were then. Looks like the young players, like Pedri, Trincao and Mingueza also managed to fit in the team. While Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann have become key players too. Still Messi has the smallest odds, 1.80 to score in the game in the latest El Clasico betting predictions. Followed by Real star Karim Benzema, whose odds to score any time in the game is 2.10.
Real will aim for three points in order to defend their La Liga title
Even though Zinedine Zidane’s team is only in third place at the moment in the table, they are only three points behind Atletico. They still have a chance to defend their title but a loss against Barcelona could be fatal. So surely the team will do everything to win again. They have the odds of 3.00 to do so. Real have improved a lot since the start of the season and haven’t lost any game since the end of January. But they could only draw with Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad last month which might worry the fans.
The team has been knocked out from the Spanish Cup too, but they are still in competition in the Champions League. Where they face a very tough opponent in Liverpool this Tuesday. Online gambling sites in Spain offer the same odds for both teams to win the first game in the tie but Jurgen Klopp’s side is favored to qualify. This extra game can also affect the result of the El Clasico though. Of course, players like Benzema, Modric and Kroos are used to the busy schedule. A win against the Reds can even give them some extra confidence against Barca. One thing is sure, both teams will go for the victory and for the three points on Saturday. So a draw is the least likely result with the odds of 3.50 on bet365.