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- Messi’s return is a game-changer
- Madrid is tough to beat
- In-form Neymar & co could grab a point
The giants of Spanish football – and world football obviously – are ahead of their first big test in the 2015/16 season, as the Real Madrid vs Barcelona clash will be played on 17:15 GMT Saturday, 21st November. It will be interesting to see Rafael Benitez’s side against a full-powered Barcelona, that managed to dominate La Liga even without their – and the world’s – best player. Prepare for the game with GamingZion’s Real Madrid vs Barcelona betting preview and also find the best El Clásico odds provided by Bet365, top internet betting operator in the EU!
The biggest game in club football – El Clásico Odds
This will be their 265th clash in all competitions. Barca is ahead with 109 victories, Real won 97 times and they also played 58 draws. With Madrid playing home in La Liga, Los Blancos dominate the stats: 53 wins, 15 draws and 18 defeats. The last time Barcelona visited Estadio Bernabeu, the hosts won 3–1 in October 2014.
Real Madrid are slight favourites according to online sportsbooks in the EU. Cristiano Ronaldo & co have 2.50 (3/2) El Clásico odds to win at Bet365, with Barcelona’s success priced at 2.75 (7/4). Draw goes for 3.60 (13/5), which might be tempting, but you should note that this fixture did not produce a draw in the last 7 games. However, experts of successful sports betting strategies would also consider probability distribution in these cases.
Real Madrid are solid under Benitez
The hosts suffered their first defeat under manager Rafa Benitez, who took over Los Merengues in the summer, in their last game at Sevilla (3–2). (It is interesting but Sevilla also handed Barcelona their last defeat, beating them 2–1 in a La Liga game.) Apart from that slip, Madrid’s record is impressive, 7 wins and 3 draws in 11 games with a 26–7 goal difference. Only Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid conceded fewer goals (6) than Real Madrid in the 2015/16 La Liga season so far.
Benitez has all of his players at his disposal, which means that he will be able to field the terrific attacking trio of James Rodriguez, Christian Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo with Karim Benzema being deployed ahead of them. Unless the great tactician has drafted some other, extraordinary plan at his workshop to stop Barcelona…
Anyways, Ronaldo has the shortest El Clásico odds both in the anytime goalscorer – 1.73 (8/11) – and the score 2 or more goals market – 4.33 (10/3).
Messi to return in El Clásico
The talisman of Barcelona, Lionel Messi suffered a knee injury against Las Palmas eight weeks ago that kept him on the sidelines ever since. However he got back in training recently and he was working with his teammates during the international break in order to return in the El Clásico. It seems that he made a full recovery and will be in the starting line-up Saturday evening.
This is great news for Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.
Messi is not just the best player of the world, but he is also the all-time leading goalscorer in this matchup with a tally of 21 in 21 games. He is followed by the late Alfredo di Stefano, who bagged 18 goals in European club football’s most important fixture.
Messi is top underdog on the anytime goalscorer market with El Clásico odds of 1.95 (20/21) and also the score 2 or more goals market with 5.50 (9/2) at Bet365.
Neymar ran the show in Barcelona recently
While Messi was injured, fellow South American Neymar Jr. emerged as Barcelona’s leading star, and Latin-America’s other top forward Luis Suarez was also there to help out the team. These two are leading the La Liga goalscorers table currently: Neymar scored 11 with Suarez bagging 9. Neymar have three more goals than Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, despite playing more than 90 minutes less than the Portuguese megastar.
Neymar at 23 is widely regarded as Messi’s heir at Barcelona by those who bet on sports in Spain, though the Argentine only being 28. It seems that Neymar scores his goals on a higher rate than Messi did when he was the same age, though it is true that he did not have a Messi-like teammate alongside him. Some news have emerged that Neymar would leave Barcelona due to tax problems, however it is hard to imagine him playing for a lesser side, and Madrid can’t be an option. Representatives of PSG, Man City and Bayern can prepare their checkbooks…
Neymar is available with El Clásico odds of 2.10 (11/10) to score against Real Madrid on Saturday and for 6.50 (11/2) to score two or more goals at Bet365 Sportsbook.
Final El Clásico odds prediction
Expect some goals on Saturday, as this fixture hadn’t produced a goalless draw in thirteen years – they played 37 games since then! Both teams to score for 1.44 (4/9) and over 2.5 goals for 1.50 (1/2) could be your safe bets. At Bet365 Sportsbook you are also protected by the bore draw money back feature, so you can still place a bet without any risks on the correct score half-time/full-time and scorecast markets if you seriously fear a 0–0.
The most likely scenario is a home win with Barcelona also scoring on the go according to El Clasico odds, however the impact of Messi returning could overwrite these predictions. Real will face the best forward-line in the world after all, though they might just field the second-best themselves. This is a tough call, very close to a draw, which I suggest to consider for great El Clasico odds.
El Clasico odds prediction: draw for 3.60 (13/5) at Bet365 Sportsbook
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