Real Madrid are hosting Barcelona this Sunday in the La Liga. The football world will stop rotating for a couple of hours to watch the match and then resume. Such is the importance of this fixture. Even if no championship or title is at stakes, this match will be fought hard and often bitterly. This time, however, there is a championship at stake. Barcelona must win this to keep their La Liga hopes, while Real Madrid will be happy even with a draw. So the big question is where should you punt your money on for the El Calssico? Read on….
Real Madrid – Preview
Real Madrid have the positive vibes flowing in favor of them. They have reached the semi final of the Champions League. They are leading the La Liga, and they have all their regular starters available. Last but not the least, they are playing at home, in front of their vocal supporters. Only thing they need to do now is to produce their A game in the match. If they do that the match is theirs to take. They will be the bookmakers’ favorites in online betting. No wonder.
Barcelona – Preview
Barcelona do not have much positive vibes. They have crashed out of the UEFA Champions League. They will not have the services of Neymar, who was shown a red card in the last match and hence cannot play in this fixture. They are three points behind Real Madrid in the La Liga points table, in spite of playing one more match. With just five matches remaining after this, this is their last chance to catch Real Madrid. If they win this, they stay alive. If they lose, they can kiss good bye to La Liga crown too.
This is the 175th La Liga match between the Spanish giants. Real Madrid have won 72 of these matches, while Barca have managed 68 La Liga wins. Barca will come hard for a win, while Real will be happy with a draw. A draw seems to be the most realistic result. Check out the odds of a draw for online betting @12BET.COM