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Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting: Ronaldo's absence unlikely to stop a high-scoring affair

1:33 PM GMT 16/08/2017
Raphael Varane, Real Madrid, Lionel Messi, Barcelona
Sunday's Super Cup first leg did not disappoint and we are backing another goal-filled game at the Bernabeu despite a key absentee for Los Blancos

The first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday evening had everything that one could want from a football match; stunning goals, a penalty, a red card, an own goal and a general sense of thrilling excitement.

The game finished 3-1 to Real Madrid, while the red card was controversially shown to Cristiano Ronaldo following what the referee interpreted as a dive in the penalty area.

Madrid's grievances were exacerbated by the fact that the official had given a spot kick at the other end, following a coming together of Keylor Navas and Luis Suarez in which the Costa Rican goalkeeper claimed there had been no contact.

Things are set up nicely for what should be another explosive encounter at the Bernabeu, where dabblebet offer the hosts as the favourites at 11/8 (2.38). Barca meanwhile, who could desperately do with a win to try and alleviate the ever growing sense of negativity engulfing the Camp Nou, are offered at 17/10 (2.70) with the draw priced at 11/4 (3.75).

Ronaldo will be missing from the action on Wednesday, with his one match suspension extended to five following a push from the Portuguese forward on the match official. The Ballon d'Or holder came off the bench at the Camp Nou on Sunday night, and we will see how his absence from proceedings affects Zinedine Zidane's approach to the match. 

Recent Clasicos at the Bernabeu have seen plenty of action, with each of the last four meetings between these sides in the Spanish capital seeing over 3.5 goals. A repeat is offered at 4/5 (1.80) and could be tempting, while both teams to score, which has paid out in 23 of the last 24 Clasicos, is priced at 2/7 (1.28).

For our purposes here we will revisit our selection from the first leg which proved profitable and back both teams to score and either to win at 5/6 (1.83). This selection has paid out in 11 of the last 13 Clasicos and looks a great way to get some value in backing another high scoring encounter. 

Both teams to score and either to win at 5/6 (1.83) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet