El Clasico is upon us again, one of the biggest football matches in the world. Barcelona have been out of sorts this season, and could be without Neymar. Victory for Real Madrid will all but gift them their first LaLiga title for four years.
Here are the top five betting offers for the game at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night.
1. Real Madrid at 10/1 OR Barcelona at 16/1 on Betfair
This one is undoubtedly the best option if you want variation and can’t make up your mind. Barcelona have looked fragile in midfield in recent weeks and can easily be exploited by the quality of Real in central areas. But counting Barça out is never a good idea, and 16/1 is a massive price for any team with Lionel Messi in it.
2. Karim Benzema to score first at 6/1 on Betfair
The Frenchman is likely to start up front for Los Blancos and with Gareth Bale’s participation in the game doubtful, he will have a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. Real will look to start fast so having a striker with odds like this to score first points to good value.
3. Real Madrid to win with a -2 handicap at 6/1 with Coral
These games look like being close on paper, but often when one team is superior, there can be quite a gulf. Barcelona have beaten Real Madrid 5-0 and 6-2 in recent years, but it is the home side with the advantage. Cristiano Ronaldo will be hungry to add to his Clasico tally, so this one could be worth a punt.
4. Sergio Ramos to score a header at 10/1 on Skybet
Sergio Ramos really is Real Madrid’s captain fantastic. He has popped up with some huge goals in his time, most of which came by using his head. At 10/1, the odds leave room for good value here, especially with Barcelona’s fragility from set pieces.
5. Luis Suarez to score and Barcelona to win at 4/1 on Skybet
Ruling out Barcelona is a huge risk, even without Neymar. With Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi in the side, anything is possible, and the relatively wide odds on this one shows where the bookies believe the game is going. This is last chance saloon for Barcelona and Suarez has shown he can step up before.