Quite simply, it’s the biggest club game in the world as football fans all over the globe prepare to settle back to watch what is sure to be another tense encounter between Real Madrid & Barcelona on Saturday. Let’s now take a look at some of the offers on the best football betting sites ahead of EL Clasico.
There are no prizes for guessing who’s at the top of this list, with Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo favourite to be the opening goalscorer on Saturday. With the fitness of Lionel Messi still the big talking point ahead of the game, Neymar Junior is the Barcelona player the betting exchanges favour to open the scoring, closely followed by his teammate Luis Suarez. Welsh wizard Gareth Bale is seen as Real Madrid’s back-up, should Ronaldo lose his touch on Saturday. Looking further down the list, Croatian midfielder Luca Modric is competitively priced at *7.00 to be an anytime scorer.
*1ST GOALSCORER ODDS:
HALF TIME/FULL TIME MARKETS
With home advantage, Real start as slight favourites to win the game and they are also favourites to be leading at both half and full time. If you fancy an opposition win, then Barcelona are not that far behind. When Rafa Benitez’s Real Madrid side get their noses in front in a game, they tend to go on and win. But Saturday’s visitors are the toughest test yet for Los Blancos and Luis Enrique will be confident his men can silence the Santiago Bernabéu crowd.
*HALF TIME/ FULL TIME ODDS:
Real Madrid-Real Madrid 3.75
Real Madrid-Draw 13.00
ASIAN HANDICAP MARKETS
Whether you believe that Real Madrid’s home form will be the deciding factor, or Barcelona’s devastating frontline holds the key to victory, the best online sports betting sites have some competitive odds using the Asian Handicapping system.
*SELECTED ASIAN HANDICAP ODDS
Real Madrid -0.5 2.375
Real Madrid -0.5, -1.0 2.850
Real Madrid -1.5, -2.0 6.000
Barcelona -0.5 2.600
Barcelona -0.5, -1.0 3.100
Barcelona -1.0, -1.5 4.500
As you would expect, there are a whole host of special bets on offer ahead of the big game. From one of the sides to win without conceding a goal, to the two teams scoring in both halves, let’s take a look at what may be of interest to punters.
*SPECIAL BET ODDS
To win to nil – Real Madrid 5.50 Barcelona 6.00
To win both halves – Real Madrid 8.00 Barcelona 9.00
To score in both halves – Real Madrid 2.75 Barcelona 3.00
Own goal – Yes 10.00 No 1.062
Above is just a small selection of bets on offer for the big weekend showdown. For a more detailed expert guide, be sure to check out Bet Advisors football bet predictions for all the up to the minute betting news in the build-up to kick-off.
*odds courtesy of Bet365
Steve Mitchell (@barafundler)