Barcelona vs Real Madrid Odds, Prediction and Live Stream
Barcelona Real Madrid Odds at Bet365
From all the sportsbooks I have checked in for this season’s first “Clasico”, this is the best line as all others will make you lay up to 15 cents more if you wish to back the home side.
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In what is evidently a must win for Luis Enrique’s side, they will prevail at home and end Real’s unbeaten streak. Add to Iniesta’s return, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba who also returned to training today and Enrique may be able to field his best 11.
Real Madrid come into this game without Gareth Bale. Furthermore, long term absentee, and holding defensive midfielder Casemiro may not be ready to play this match either after having just returned from injury midweek. Both men were key factors in Real’s last visit to the Camp Nou, a 2-1 victory with 10 men. So Zidane will not be fielding his best 11 and Barcelona will have no excuses not to claim all 3 points.
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Both teams to score and Barcelona to win +188. In the last 20 matches between these 2 teams there has only been 1 clean sheet kept out of a possible 40.
Cristiano Ronaldo to score anytime +100. In 28 careers games vs Barcelona he has scored 16 goals. In big games, he shows up.
Lionel Messi to score anytime -138. In 32 careers games vs Real Madrid, La Pulga has scored 21 goals. Playing at home in a must win game, Messi will be favored to get on the scoresheet.
Barcelona Real Madrid Preview and Streaming
There are several story lines worth mentioning as there always is when “El Clasico” arrives and this saturday’s matchup between these two football giants is no exception to the rule. Just to go over a few… What’s wrong with the mighty Barcelona? Luis Enrique’s team already dropped so many opportunities and are now 6 points of the pace at this stage of the championship.
With Neymar’s mental fitness being questionned and a string of 3 draws over their 4 last games, including against Hercules (Segunda B, third division in Spain) in a cup tie this week, will the Catalans arch nemesis stick an early nail in their coffin this weekend…
Real Madrid, one has to say, are back at the top of world football. Having been in Barcelona’s shadow for the last half decade, it is now apparent that the Catalans, and even Bayern Munich are playing catch up with the Galacticos. What magic potion has Zidane discovered?
The reigning Champions League winners have it all going for them at the moment. Just think that at this time last year, Real Madrid were a club in turmoil, and being managed by Rafael Benitez after firing Carlo Ancelotti.
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But the one talking point that can most influence me from a betting standpoint is the return of Andres Iniesta to this Barcelona side who desperately need him back. He, even on the tail end of his career, still is the best person to transition this team from defense to attack.
And this will be a game that is won by the best counter puncher.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Live Stream Bet365
Don’t have the right subscription package? Going Christmas shopping with your signifigant other? Well fear not. BET365 is going to be showing the best match of the weekend live from their website. No need to deal with the pop ups and horrible quality of an on line stream. You can watch a high quality feed from the comfort of your computer, tablet or phone.
The following countries are not eligible for the stream: Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Algeria, Egypt, Western Sahara, Spain, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Islamic Republic of Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, State of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United States Minor Outlying Islands, United States of America, Virgin Islands U.S., Yemen.
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Bore Draw Money Back: Get a refund on your bet for a 0-0 draw. IF you think this game, or any game for that matter will be a draw, you’re really saying that the final score will be 0-0, 1-1, or 2-2. Very rarely will we see 3-3 or 4-4 draws at this level, though they can happen once in a while. But essentially your highest probability for ties will remain with those 3 scores.
So you can bet a half unit each on 1-1 at +750 and 2-2 at +1000 and forego a nil-nil wager and save yourself that bet. In the event 0-0 occurs you can get your refund. In the event your draw occurs, you will make a minimum of 3.25 (3.75 units win -0.5 units loss) units as oppose to 3.2 units that you would get on the 3 way line. Seeing as how 2 clean sheets is highly unlikely given the history of this fixture that extra 5 cents is logical.
You will make 4.5 units on a 2-2 draw with this system as oppose to 3.2 units just betting the draw.
Euro Soccer Bonus: If you can somehow get your “El Clasico” pick as the anchor on the backend of a 3-14 team parlay you will be in line for an extra 5-100% bonus. But whoever your anchor is make sure that all other games in your accumulator have finished before your last game starts. History has shown us time and time again that you can only have 1 anchor.
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