Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Los Blancos must win El Clasico

Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Los Blancos must win El Clasico

Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Los Blancos must win El Clasico

Real Madrid vs Barcelona - Betting Preview & Tips La Liga
Match Date: 23 December 2017 (local time)
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)

Follow our free betting tips for Real Madrid vs. Barcelona - Spanish La Liga and you can increase your betting winnings! Real Madrid vs. Barcelona predictions for Saturday’s Spanish La Liga clash at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid). Saturday’s El Clasico will be crucial in indicating which of the teams will finish higher in La Liga.

Real Madrid v Barcelona - El Clasico - betting tips and match preview

Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Los Blancos must win El Clasico

Saturday’s El Clasico will be crucial in indicating which of the teams will finish higher in La Liga.  Barcelona are dominating the Spanish La Liga. Barca and Atletico Madrid are the only unbeaten teams in the Spanish top-flight. With 13 wins from 16, Barca have opened up a 6-points lead to Atletico; more crucial is the fact that Real Madrid are 11 points behind.

Real Madrid have been the dominant team not only in the Spanish football but in European football for recent years. Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League 3 times in the last 4 years, it was no surprise to see that Real were favourites for the tournament again at the start of this UCL campaign along with another title in La Liga, but silverware is looking unlikely for Los Blancos at this point, as they've now slipped to the 4th place, 11 points behind Barcelona.

This is the biggest gap between Real Madrid and Barcelona heading into an El Clasico clash since the 1990/1991 La Liga season but thankfully for Zinedine Zidane and his side, they do have a match in hand having missed this weekend's planned match due to their competing in the World Cup - Clubs and given that   the La Liga season is still halfway through, there is still time to turn things around in their favour. 

Real Madrid has a match in hand after they took part and won the Club World Cup – their reward for being the UEFA Champions League holders – but they are in danger of not even finishing in the top 2 in La Liga. With a last-16 tie in UCL against PSG, failure to win either La Liga or the UEFA Champions League could see Zinedine Zidane sacked as manager despite his legendary status at the club.

This clash has to be seen as a must-win for Los Blancos for more reasons - can Real Madrid get the 3 points they desperately require? @ 11/10 with Mr Green?

Barcelona are enjoying a fine time under the guidance of Ernesto Valverde in his 1st season with the Barca. A Super Copa defeat at the hands of their El Clasico rivals showed poor signs for the campaign, but since then Barca have 24 matches without defeat in all competitions and have a comfortable lead at the top of the La Liga table. Barcelona currently stands at 6 points ahead of Atletico Madrid - 2nd place, but they have to be aware that they can't afford any slip up in the 2nd half of the La Liga season.

A 2-2 home draw with Celta de Vigo at the start of the month may have been seen as a sign that Barcelona's form was coming to an end but since then they've bounced back in particularly fine style, securing victories over Sporting in the UEFA Champions League and then Villarreal and Deportivo in La Liga without conceding a goal. Barcelona's confidence is high but despite being top of the La Liga table at the moment, they come into this clash as underdogs and are available to be backed at odds @ 21/10 with Unibet.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have both scored in the last 3 Spanish La Liga - El Clasico fixtures and with the attacking talent on show, it's not difficult to see why. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are always looking to turn on their best form in these matches and they're each supplemented by a host of other quality attacking players. Luis Suarez is in fine form for the Catalans at the moment and Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are a threat to the visitor's backline. An over 3.5 goals outcome looks very likely in this clash @ evens with TipBet.

Luis Suarez bagged a brace for Barcelona in their 4-0 match against Deportivo La Coruna last time out to add to his 2nd-half strike in the away from home win over Villarreal prior to that. Suarez appears to be finally finding his shooting boots after a relatively slow start to the season by his incredibly high standards. Suarez managed 9 La Liga goals in 13 appearances so far this season and our tipsters expect him to add to that figure by grabbing his 5th El Clasico goal @ 11/8 with Unibet.

Recommended bets:

Over 3.5 goals @ evens with TipBet
Luis Suarez to score @ 11/8 with Unibet

La Liga Betting Tips: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona - Both Teams to Score (BTTS) - YES

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