Real Madrid - Barcelona, a crucial clash for the title
Sunday sees league leaders Real Madrid host Barcelona and the Santiago Bernabeu stadium for a crunch match that could prove pivotal in the La Liga title race. Real hold the home advantage in the game as well as a game in hand, so three points for them could put the title out of reach for Barca. If the Blaugrana can win though nerves are bound to set in for Real and it’s all to play for.
The Spanish giants have enjoyed contrasting fortunes this season, with Real Madrid having had a good bit of fortune as the season has worn on, whilst Barcelona have suffered numerous setbacks after suspensions to key players and runs of relatively weak form. Going into the match on Sunday Luis Enrique will be without one of his star attackers, with Neymar serving a three match ban for a red card.
Los Blancos go into the fixture strong favourites at 11/10 (2.10), and Zidane and his men will be high on confidence after their demolishing of Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night thanks to a Ronaldo hat trick, booking their place in the semi-finals of the prestigious competition in the process. Barcelona on the other hand are 2/1 (3.00) and have not been in the best form in the league, losing 2-0 to Malaga at the start of the month and conceding two goals against Real Sociedad last weekend.
It’s reasonable to expect there will be plenty of goals on Sunday with the likes of Ronaldo and Gareth Bale lining up for Real Madrid, and Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez turning out for Barca, and over 2.5 goals can be backed at 2/5 (1.40) with bet365, whilst those fancying a low-scoring affair can back under 2.5 goals at 15/8 (2.87). Both teams to score is also priced at 2/5 (1.40), whilst both teams not to score can be backed at 7/4 (2.75).
As with all La Liga games bet365
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