Barcelona, v Real Madrid, Nou Camp, 7pm (live on Sky Sports 1)
THE Special One has now faced Barcelona 10 times and won only once and never at the Nou Camp. This could be a reason why Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid are a biggest 9-2 at BetVictor to win, not bad odds for a side who have picked up 41 points from 48 away from home this season.
A more conclusive reason for Real Madrid’s odds perhaps being on the charitable side is Barcelona’s home record – 15 wins, one draw and no defeats this season. They have suffered just one home defeat in the two previous La Liga seasons.
The last clash at the Nou Camp finished 5-0 to Barcelona but I can't see anything like that with both sides looking ahead at their Champions League semi-final returns in midweek.
I reckon Barca will edge it to keep the La Liga race alive but that 4-6 doesn't really attract.
Erik Backlund, head of unibet’s Sportsbook, said: “With Barcelona so strong at home it is unsurprising we have seen 75 per cent of 1X2 bets placed on the home team.
“However, some punters are taking advantage of what some would call a generous price on Real Madrid and we are seeing some slight movement on them.
“One possible bet that catches my eye is over 4.5 goals in the game as both these teams love scoring and there have been some big scores in recent history.”
Messi to score
Ronaldo to score
(13-10, Paddy Power)
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