Kick Off: 1945, 06/05/2018
Stadium: Camp Nou
TV: Sky Sports
Barcelona will be looking to celebrate their 25th LaLiga title triumph by beating arch-rivals Real Madrid at Camp Nou and the omens look good for the Catalan giants.
Ernesto Valverde’s side secured an emphatic 3-0 El Clasico success at the Bernabeu just before Christmas and are favoured by the timing of the return fixture.
The Whites could well still be feeling the effects of a midweek Champions League semi-final second-leg tussle with Bayern Munich.
Real managed to reach the final of Europe’s elite club competition for the third straight year with a 4-3 aggregate victory, but Tuesday’s 2-2 draw was a tiring encounter.
We’re giving the hosts a confident vote at 7/10 in our Barcelona vs Real Madrid betting predictions.
A Look At FC Barcelona’s Betting Odds
Barcelona have been relentless in their pursuit of wrestling the Spanish title back from Real after being denied a hat-trick of triumphs by the Whites last term.
Valverde’s side have been especially ruthless on home turf, dropping just four points from 16 games at Camp Nou in this competition, with 45 goals scored and only eight conceded.
Barca have also claimed five straight Champions League victories here, including 3-0 defeats of Juventus and Chelsea and a 4-1 drubbing of Roma.
There has already been a victory parade to mark the title win, but the chance to become the first team to go unbeaten throughout a LaLiga campaign for 86 years will keep them focused.
A Look At Real Madrid’s Betting Odds
Real Madrid looked all set to pick up where they left off last season when beating Manchester United in the European Super Cup and then crushing Barca 5-1 on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup.
However, their LaLiga form dipped drastically in the first few weeks of the new campaign, drawing at home to Valencia and Levante before Real Betis prevailed at the Bernabeu.
Even Zinedine Zidane’s position came under continuous scrutiny as more setbacks were suffered on a regular basis.
Real have managed to rise to the occasion in the knockout rounds of the Champions League, though, scoring seven times in away wins at PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich.
That ability to hit the target in big matches on the road is admirable, but they also looked very open at the back versus Bayern on Tuesday.
We’re adding 16/5 for the hosts to prevail 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 to our Barcelona vs Real Madrid betting tips.
Deportivo 2-4 BARCELONA – Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi (3)
REAL MADRID 2-2 Bayern Munich – Karim Benzema (2)
Head-to-head: Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona, Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona, Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid, Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona, Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid, Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid, Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona
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