One of the world’s biggest derbies – FC Barcelona – Real Madrid – will be played on Saturday. Derby, which is no longer just a battle for Spain and for world domination in the most popular sport.
In a match of 31th round of the Spanish football league FC Barcelona will try to consolidate championship’s title, which now seems doubtless with a lead of 9 points ahead of Atletico Madrid and 10 points lead by the royal club. And probably they will. FC Barcelona is in excellent form of 23 matches without loss. The underestimation at the break costs a draw in the last match with Villarreal despite Luis Enrique’s men lead by 2 goals. Such an underestimation in the derby versus Real Madrid is unlikely to happen and FC Barcelona will continue their unbeaten record.
Let not forget the domestic factor – at home FC Barcelona record 14 wins, 1 draw and no losses this season and even the grand from Madrid does not seem able to cause a loss at Camp Nou stadium.
A victory for FC Barcelona is estimated by bookies with odds around 1.60. William Hill offers odds 1.62 for a home win and the gamblers could benefit from this.
There are some of the greatest strikers in the world in both clubs – players who know how to score a goal and they make it with ease. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are a guarantee of goals and an attractive game. Precisely such an attacking style of play both teams profess. It is important to note that the rivalry for the top scorer of the league prize between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo continues.
This allows us to predict a bet that both teams will score in the match. It is proven by the statistic, which shows that with the exception of the last derby, both clubs have scored goals in all 18 previous games.
That is why I predict a bet “both teams to score” in the derby, as the odds of the bookmakers of this happening are about 1.40.