Real Madrid take on Barcelona at the Bernabeu tonight in the first of two Copa del Rey semi-final Clasicos.
The Catalans are currently favourites with bwin at 21/20 to claim a a lead to take back to the Nou Camp, while Real are rated as 21/10 outsiders and the draw is available at 14/5.
Real are arguably under the most pressure, having slipped 15 points behind Barcelona in the Primera Division title race due to some erratic form.
Clasicos bring their own intense pressures, though, and a huge global television audience across the planet will be looking forward to another clash between Barca’s mastery of possession and Real’s hard-hitting, pacy game.
As you consider where to place your money on this clash, here are five key statistics to digest.
5: The number of wins, out of the last six Clasico victories, that have been decided by a single goal. Barcelona are 31/10 to win by a single goal and Real are a 4/1 chance.
6: Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in each of the last six Clasicos. The Portuguese genius is 7/10 to score again tonight and 7/2 to score the first goal.
17: In the last nine meetings between the two sides, 17 goals have been scored in the first half, at an average of almost two per game. You can back two goals or more in the opening 45 minutes tonight at 19/20.
18: The number of Copa del Rey ties Barcelona have played since they were last defeated (not counting extra-time), a 3-1 defeat in a meaningless second leg at Real Betis in January 2011. Just to cover yourself, you can bet on Barca to win tonight with your stake returned should Real Madrid win, at odds of 11/25.
20: The number of Barcelona matches this season, out of 35, that have produced four goals or more and and a victory for the Catalans. Barca are 16/5 to win tonight in a match that sees over 3.5 goals.