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Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

10:31 GMT 23/12/2017
El Clasico Messi
dabblebet customers can watch and bet live on El Clasico, a match which should produce plenty of goals once more at the Bernabeu

While there is huge emotional significance attached to every meeting between these two clubs, Saturday's Clasico at the Bernabeu is also a matter of cold mathematical reality for Real Madrid.

A defeat for the current Spanish champions would leave them 14 points behind their eternal rivals and even with 66 points left still to play for, the gap would be extremely difficult to close.

Indeed, the Catalans head to the Spanish capital with a double digit lead over Madrid thanks to an unbeaten opening 16 matches of the season and a draw for Ernesto Valverde's men would be an excellent result.

El Clasico match odds

The pressure is very much on the hosts to take the game to the league leaders, and manager Zinedine Zidane will be hoping his side can rekindle some of the magic they showed during the Spanish Super Cup in August when they outplayed Barca both home and away to record a 5-1 aggregate win.

dabblebet offer Los Blancos at 23/20 (2.15) to claim three badly needed points, while Barca can be backed at 11/5 (3.20) and the draw is offered at 11/4 (3.75).

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Goals guaranteed at the Bernabeu

The previous league meeting between these two sides back in April produced one of the most iconic La Liga moments in recent years, with Lionel Messi's injury time winner and the ensuing celebration with his shirt hoisted aloft.

The 3-2 victory was Barca's third win at the Bernabeu in the last four visits and whether they are contested in Madrid or Barcelona, Clasicos tend to produce plenty of goals.

The last time the Blaugrana failed to score in a league Clasico was in 2007, while the last goalless draw between these sides in La Liga came back in 2002, so backing goals in the game generally makes sense.

Predictions and tips

Both teams to score has paid out in 12 of the last 13 meetings in La Liga and is offered at just 1/3 (1.33), although much more attractive are the odds of 10/11 (1.91) for over 3.5 goals.

This selection has paid out in five of the last six league Clasicos at the Bernabeu, where, after a tricky start, Real Madrid have rediscovered their scoring touch; Zidane's men have netted 19 goals in their last six matches in their own stadium, with this selection paying out in each of their last four home matches.

Barca, for their part, average two goals scored in every away game so far this term and have netted in each of their last nine league visits to the Bernabeu, meaning they should contribute to another high scoring game on Saturday. 

Over 3.5 goals scored at 10/11 (1.91) for a 3pt stake with dabblebet