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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Picks
Europe’s most prominent sport’s rivalry resumes on Wednesday, December 18, when Barcelona hosts Real Madrid. The two clubs are tied at 72 wins apiece against each other in La Liga, making this match important for bragging rights across the two fan bases. The home team, Barcelona, opens as the favourite over Real Madrid as the two clubs look to break a tie for the top spot in the La Liga standings.
Soccer betting odds on Real Madrid and Barcelona are open for betting today. Despite the teams sitting tied in the standings as of December 5, Barcelona is a modest favourite over their bitter rivals. There is also La Liga betting odds on a draw, which had occurred on 34 occasions when these two clubs played in La Liga.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Betting Odds
- Barcelona -132
- Real Madrid +289
- Draw +308
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Match Prediction
With top spot in the league on the line, this El Clasico match-up halfway through the season is as big as they come. Barcelona has dominated Real Madrid the last half of this decade, going 6-1-2 against their biggest rival, including three wins by at least three goals.
Both teams have made easy work of their competition their second, combining for just four losses in 30 games. Real Madrid is winning with a near-historic level defence, allowing around 0.7 goals per game, while Barcelona has scored at least four goals in seven of their 15 games.
The offensive production by Barcelona and their recent success against Real Madrid make them the wager to place on the first leg of the 2019-20 El Clasico.
Pick: Barcelona to Win (-132)
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Prop Bets
As the biggest rivalry in the soccer world, online sportsbooks open up plenty of El Clasico betting odds on the El Clasico. Here are some of the most popular bets to place on the contest.
Over/Under 2.5 Goals
- Over 2.5 -213
- Under 2.5 +179
Whether it is the talent or the rivalry, the El Clasico is known to produce goals. Going back to December 2011, over 2.5 goals has hit 14 of 16 games. While the juice on the under is tempting (their last match ended 1-0), the historical precedent of the over is too much to ignore and is our best free pick on this match.
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals (-213)
Will Both Teams Score?
- Yes -213
- No +163
Like the under, clean sheets in this rivalry are a rare occurrence. Going back to December 2011 again, only in three of their 13 matches has one team failed to score. While Real Madrid is the best defensive team in La Liga this season, allowing over 11 goals through 15 games, Barcelona is scoring at nearly three goals per game (a more impressive feat).
Real Madrid ranks second in scoring this season behind Barcelona. Expect both offences to show up at least once in this game.
Pick: Yes Both Teams Will Score (-213)
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