Kick Off: Sunday 7th October
Live on TV: 6.50pm Sky Sports 1
We’ve only just reached October and yet Real Madrid and Barcelona are preparing for their 3rd battle with each other this season tomorrow night. Madrid edged past Barca on away goals following their two-legged Super Cup duel but it’s the Catalan side who are the favourites here on home turf.
Bet at Paddy Power here
Paddy Power offer 10/11 for a Barcelona win that would send them 11 points clear of their fierce rivals, whilst Jose’s Madrid are a tempting 11/4 to take the 3 points, with the same price on offer for the draw.
Often this fixture is billed as more of a bout between the two best players on the planet in Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as opposed to the two most-decorated clubs in La Liga history.
Last time out it was Ronaldo and Real Madrid who won the day at the Nou Camp by 2 goals to 1, including one from Ronaldo himself. Paddy is waving a tasty looking carrot in front of potential punters ahead of this edition of El Clasico in the form of another great money back offer.
This time they offer money back on all losing first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast markets if Argentine Star Lionel Messi scores the final game of the game.
This great offer makes the 9/2 for Madrid’s Talismanic Portuguese hitman look even more appealing, especially when you consider that Mr.Ronaldo has scored in each of the last 5 El Clasico’s.
Over in the goals markets, you’ll get just 1/2 for over 2.5 goals which is unsurprising considering that the last 8 matches between the 2 have produced at least 3 goals. The 6/4 for under 2.5 goals again reflects the chances of this one being a low-scoring affair.
In terms of scoreline, it’s 11/1 for a repeat of the last league game between the two as mentioned above then Madrid left Barcelona with all 3 points following their 2-1 win. in fact, 3 of the last 6 meetings has seen a 2-1 scoreline with two wins for Madrid and one for Barcelona. Incidentally it’s 7/1 for a home 2-1 victory.