In what is basically a cup final, pundits are already saying this match could have a huge bearing on the title race, such is the dominance over La Liga of these two teams.
Hercules and Mallorca have put blemishes on Barcelona’s usually amazing home record, meaning the Catalans have actually won 4 from 6 at home but have hit top gear recently, scoring 19 goals in 4 outings, culminating in an 8-goal drubbing of Almeria. Lionel Messi is 6/5 to net at anytime with Coral.
The last time Real Madrid lost was to Barcelona back in April and since then they have looked unbelievable, winning game after game and will surely cause Barca many a problem. Their main man, Ronaldo, is 7/5 with Paddy Power to score anytime.
It is truly hard to call this game, a stalemate at 13/5 (Blue Sq) begins to present itself as the likliest option and therefore Boylesports’ 8/11 about a +1 handicap on Real Madrid looks to be a great bet. Goals would seem a likely outcome but these two could very easily cancel each other out in what is surely going to be a close game.
Take Madrid on that handicap and maybe a small wager on a draw at the break follow by a draw at full time, 11/2 at 888sport.