Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Betting Tips: Back plenty of goals in El Clasico
El Clasico takes place on Thursday evening with Real Madrid taking on Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey semi-final at the Bernabeu. Here at BettingOdds.com we’ve provided you with two tips for the game
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Odds
Real Madrid have not won this trophy since 2014, which for Los Blancos is quite a long time. Carlo Ancelotti’s side come into this game off the back of a thumping 5-2 victory at Liverpool in the Champions League before a late Atletico Madrid equaliser denied them three points in the Madrid derby on Saturday.
It’s been a turbulent few days for Barcelona after being knocked out of the Europa League by Manchester United last Thursday, before a 1-0 upset against Almeria in La Liga on Saturday. Xavi’s side remain seven points clear at the top of the table and will be looking to improve on the 3-1 defeat they suffered when traveling to the Bernabeu earlier in the season.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Tips
The first selection we are backing in the Spanish capital is for there to be Over 2.5 goals scored in the match. At the time of writing, SBK are the best priced bookmaker with 9/10 being offered, an implied probability of 53%.
Over the last few years when Real Madrid and Barcelona have clashed, it has usually involved a high amount of goals. All of the last seven head-to-head meetings between the famous rivals have contained at least three goals. The hosts have bagged two or more goals in five of their last six, and with Barca only failing to find the net in one of their last 20, we’ll be taking the Over 2.5 goals here.
We’ve also picked out a Bet Builder with Unibet that contains three selections from the player fouls market, and pays 15/4. The first in this trio of players to concede Over 0.5 fouls is Luka Modric. The midfielder was booked and gave away three fouls when the pair met in October and has cleared the Over 0.5 line in nine of his last 12 league starts.
Next up it’s Frenkie de Jong who should start in the middle of the park for the visitors. In his last five starts across all competitions for Barcelona, de Jong has committed 1+ foul in four of those and also gave away one in the last domestic meeting against Real.
The final pick in this Bet Builder is Andreas Christensen. The centre-back has conceded a foul in six of his last eight La Liga appearances and should also be on hand to help take care of Vincius Junior, the most fouled player in La Liga.