Live on Skysports 1: Sat 19.00: Barcelona can reignite the title race by beating Real Madrid by two or more, 15/8 with Stan James.
Barcelona have not been beaten by Real Madrid in 90 minutes in 14 encounters now and Ladbrokes make the Catalan club deserved 4/6 favs at the Nou Camp.
Both teams are smarting from losses in Europe but Real Madrid did pick up the away goal. Boylesports put 4/1 on Mourinho’s men to pick up a win but without victory on this ground since 2007, it is not a likely outcome. Barcelona won this corresponding fixture 5-0 last season and picked up a 3-1 away win back in December and appear to have complete ascendency. Another win by at least two clear goals is 15/8 with Stan James.
The Barcelona defence is far from impregnable though, Coral’s 8/13 on both teams to score testament to that, and both teams are always involved in goals. With this fixture regularly producing four goals or more, Boylesports 13/8 about over 3.5 is perhaps a good way to go. Barcelona are 19/10 (Sportingbet) to help themselves to at least three.
Alexis Sanchez was certainly lively at Chelsea and he looks value at 6/1 (Blue Square) to open the scoring while bet365 put 6/4 on him to net anytime. Messi and Ronaldo, with an astonishing 82 league goals (41 each), are inevitable subjects of interest – Messi is 4/5 (Coral) to score anytime while Ronaldo is better at 7/5 (BetVictor) to do likewise.
Barcelona should have the better of their rivals and could be worth an interest when kicking off from a goal behind (15/8, Stan James). Barcelona currently lie four points adrift in the table but victory here cuts it to one point and Ladbrokes’ 12/5 about Pep Guardiola to retain the title will be nowhere to be seen.