Real Madrid and Barcelona Meet in the 2021 El Clasico on SaturdayPublished April 10, 2021 by Florin P
La Liga hosts another El Clasico on Saturday, with Barcelona and Real Madrid in dire need of three points to stay within striking distance of Atletico Madrid.
The most anticipated match of the year is the Spanish El Clasico and it is scheduled for 8 PM UK time on Saturday. Its outcome can determine the winner of the Spanish first division, so the stakes are as high as they get. Elsewhere, PSG play against Strasbourg in a must win game to defend their trophy. In the German first division, Dortmund must put the Champions League setback behind them and beat Stuttgart.
Barcelona Faces Real Madrid again in El Clasico
Barcelona is the hottest team in the Spanish first division, with five victories in the last five rounds. They will need to capitalize on this success and defeat their archrivals if they are to overtake Atletico Madrid. The two teams that have dominated the Spanish top-flight find themselves in the awkward position of chasing a third party. Barcelona have an advantage in this match in spite of playing on the road and get odds of 13/10 at bet365 Sports. Fatigue can be a problem for Real Madrid who are priced at 19/10.
Must-Win Game for PSG against Strasbourg
PSG managed to defeat Bayern and avenge the loss suffered in the Champions League Final last year. They will need to perform just as well on the road against Strasbourg to close the gap separating them from Lille. They’ve been trailing for most of the season and unless they manage to return to their winning ways quickly, they will be unable to defend the trophy. Beating Strasbourg on the road won’t be easy, as reflected by the odds of 3/4 offered by bet365 Sports on the visitors and 33/10 for the hosts.
Montpellier and Marseille Play Coin-Flip Match for Europa League
Montpellier and Marseille can only hope to play in the Europa League qualifiers. They will still do everything in their power to secure the fifth place and that’s why the outcome of this match is critical. Montpellier play at home and they are a force to be reckoned with in front of their fans. Unfortunately, they will play on an empty stadium, against a team that has regained its composure. This match looks like the perfect coin flip, hence the identical odds of 17/10 offered by 888 Sport on each team to win.
Stuttgart Try to Cash in on Dortmund’s Champions League Fatigue
Dortmund fought valiantly against Manchester City but at the end of the day they had to concede defeat. Now they must rebound quickly and defeat Stuttgart on the road, if they are to play in the Champions League for another season. Their opponents have specialized in claiming points on the road, so they won’t be as dangerous on Saturday. 888 Sport prices an away victory at 4/5 and a home win at 3/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, April 8 at 6 A.M. UK time.