It’s one of the biggest football matches in the world today and we have it all to look forward to this weekend. Old and bitter rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid lock horns in La Liga on Saturday afternoon from 12.00pm. This match that will be shown live on Premier Sports. Here are our top Barcelona v Real Madrid betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
An early kick-off but this match will attract a worldwide audience as football fans clamber to get a look at some of the best players on the planet. Who will draw first blood? Will Barcelona make home advantage count or will Real Madrid send out a warning shot? They are back and ready to fight for the Spanish crown. It’s exciting stuff, that’s for sure.
As is so often the case, we can ignore the formbook when these two meet as anything can happen in the 90 minutes that lie ahead. It makes much more sense to look out for the betting value, picking out any pieces of value that exist. The current betting has Barcelona as odds-on favourites for the three points but that has as much to do with home advantage as anything else.
Finding the Best Value
The current betting makes local cheer a ¾ shot with William Hill, against the 16/5 – top price with the same bookie – about a draw. Real Madrid is the outsider in the match betting and makes plenty of appeal at a generous looking 16/5 with Bet365.
We expected the rivals to be much closer in the betting as this should develop into a real 50/50. With that in mind, we are backing an away win at a price that looks bigger than it should be. That should give lovers of a nice price a serious run for their stake money.