Barcelona vs Real Madrid 03/22/3015 La Liga Preview, Odds and Prediction
Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Sunday 22nd March 2015 20:00(GMT)
The Line: Barcelona 3/4 Draw 7/2 Real Madrid 7/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky sports 5; Bein Sports;
Sunday's El Classico is the game of the weekend in Europe with a red hot Barcelona hosting Real Madrid at the Nou Camp. Barcelona have won eight straight in all competitions and a win here against their arch rivals will take them four points clear with a vastly superior goal difference. Lionel Messi has been sensational since Christmas and with Messi's form Barcelona have been terrific. Neymar and Suarez are finding their goalscoring form as well and overall Barcelona are looking like a team that is intent on winning everything this season. With a cup final, Champions League quarter final and top of the league table this is a team capable of winning the treble. Barcelona's defence though will have to do something they have been unable to do, stop Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid have been stuttering of late, some poor performances added to some rumours of discontent has led to rumour mill putting 2+2 together and getting 7, Bale and Ronaldo are linked with moves away from Madrid and Ancelotti is now favourite to take over from Manuel Pelligrini at Manchester City. The one thing Real Madrid have been able to do the last couple of years is handle Barcelona. In their last seven meetings Real Madrid have won four lost two and drawn one. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored eleven in his last fourteen games against Barcelona and if Real Madrid are to win this game their star man will have to be at the top of his game. With Ronaldo , Bale and Benzema there is enough firepower here to beat Barca the question is can Real defend against Messi, Neymar and Suarez?
This should be an absolute belter of a game. With Real Madrid and Barelona there is nothing ever simple, both teams come into this game in extreme opposites in terms of form but Real Madrid will raise their game for this one. I'm going to take Real Madrid on the handicap, Barcelona are an excellent team but defensively they have weakness' and Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema will exploit those weakness'. The value play here is Real Madrid +1 on the handicap.