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Barcelona vs Real Madrid odds, preview and predictions 02/04/2016

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Saturday 02/04/2016, 20:30, Spain Primera Division, Round 31

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Preview

Barcelona has probably want the championship already, despite the fact that they are still plenty of rounds left. They are simply too good at the moment to allow an advantage of 8.2 vanish in the remaining games and the challengers are nowhere within striking distance. Even so, victory over Real Madrid means a great deal for the reigning champions, since this is the biggest rivalry in European football.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Odds

At Betfair

Barcelona 1.60, Draw 4.20, Real Madrid 4.75

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Tips

Barcelona has the advantage of winning the last had to head games by four goals despite the fact that they play on the road. Their superiority was obvious on all levels and Real Madrid had no chance at salvaging a point and the human failed to score goals. It was an open match that was delightful to watch even by those who didn't have any vested interest and this one promises to be just as exciting.

When Barcelona plays in front of its fans, it starts as overwhelming favorite against any opponent and this is exactly what happens on Saturday. The three strikers are all fit to play despite the fact that they had a busy schedule in midweek and had to play for the national countries. They will feature in the starting formation, but it is fair to assume that they won't play exactly at 100%.

Real Madrid has fewer players from South America and this should help them prepare the match better, although the odds of actually winning on the road don't look that good. Overall, they were not terribly successful at claiming all three points in Barcelona and now they are not even that motivated.

The real competition is with its city rivals, because everyone wants to finish in the second spot and Real Madrid is currently trailing by one point. On the bright side, all those who finish on the podium are guaranteed to play in the Champions League without going through the playoffs. The fewer games the players spent on the pitch, the lower the odds of suffering an injury, so this is also a factor.

Key Facts

  • Barcelona won the last match against Real Madrid by four goals to nil despite playing on the road.
  • The visitors are not terribly motivated ahead of this fixture, because they don't have a real shot at winning the title.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction

With Barcelona having its best striker is just returning from South America, fatigue should be considered because they are unlikely to play at full potential. The visitors will also be wary about the possibility of allowing a basket of goals and won't take as many chances and they normally do. This could result in a match with fewer than 3.5 goals, so it's worth betting on this outcome at 1.90 with Betfair.

Bet: Under 3.5 goals @ 1.90 with Betfair

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