El Clasico Betting Tips and Predictions
Date: May 6, 2018
It’s been a wonderful season for Barcelona domestically with the Catalan side wrapping up the La Liga title with games to spare on April 29th. A Lionel Messi hat-trick against Deportivo was enough to secure yet more silverware for the Blaugrana. They survived an early scare but bounced back to confirm their dominance in the Spanish top flight.
Their usual challengers Real Madrid have struggled for consistency and have failed to make an impact this campaign but they still have the chance to end Barcelona’s unbeaten sequence. Ernesto Valverde’s side are yet to lose in the league but Zinedine Zidane’s men will relish playing the role of party poopers.
Real Madrid have to travel to Nou Camp on May 6th with the iconic stadium likely to be in high spirits. Los Blancos have won four of their last eight visits to this ground but they aren’t expected to collect three points on this occasion.
Barcelona are likely to start at an odds-on price for this game and the 3/4 available on the hosts with 888sport looks a decent price. They’ve won 14 of their 16 matches at the Nou Camp this season and were convincing 3-0 winners at the Bernabeu back in December.
It is always an entertaining 90 minutes when these two footballing giants meet and Over 2.5 Goals is expected to land once again. It’s an extremely short price of 3/7 and more palatable odds of 19/17 on Over 3.5 Goals is likely to tempt plenty of punters. William Hill offer 8/15 for Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score? Yes combined.
Lionel Messi is priced at 4/5 to score anytime with 888Sport and the in-form Argentine also netted when these sides met earlier in the campaign.
Will Barcelona Receive a Guard of Honour?
Jordi Alba has called upon Real Madrid to offer Barcelona a guard of honour ahead of El Clasico, calling on their opponents to do “the honourable thing”. Both Zinedine Zidane and Sergio Ramos have already suggested that the side from the capital will not be offering to help Barcelona toast their success, although, former midfielder Clarence Seedorf has called upon his former employers to put their rivalry aside on this occasion.
The visitors claim that Barcelona did not offer them the same treatment following their success in the FIFA Club World Cup and, therefore, are reluctant to commit to a guard of honour.