Huge Expectations as Barcelona and Real Madrid Meet in the 60th El ClasicoPublished April 2, 2016 by Florin P
Bitter rivals meet on Nou Camp in the most anticipated La Liga fixture (7:30 p.m UK Time).
The last time the two teams met, Barcelona utterly destroyed its rival and scored four unanswered goals on the road. Real Madrid will try to avenge that defeat, but their chances don’t look that good given Barcelona’s recent performances. Regardless of the outcome, this is by far the most anticipated match of the Spanish first division and the highlight of the weekend for all football fans.
Barcelona Ran Away with the Trophy
The reigning champions are very likely to defend the title and this time they will probably win by a wide margin. Barcelona has been an avatar of consistency throughout the season and won games both at home and on the road while scoring a massive 86 goals so far. They’ve got a potent offensive trident and they will put it to good use against Real Madrid in front of a sold-out crowd.
Neymar, Messi and Suarez are in great form and together they have scored in excess of 70 goals, three times more than the other players combined. The Uruguayan striker is the most prolific so far, but both the Brazilian and the Argentinian are going to give the visitors a run for their money.
Lower Expectations for Real Madrid
The visitors and their fans know all too well that the domestic championship is beyond reach and will focus on winning the Champions League. A victory on the road against the bitter rivals would mean a great deal, especially after losing the first leg without scoring even once.
Bookmakers expect another high-scoring game, given the recent results and the outcome of the match played at Bernabeu. Hard as it is to bet on fewer than 3.5 goals to be scored when the Spanish Giants go head to head, this is the right choice as bet365 Sports offers odds of 19/20 on this outcome.