El Clasico is the biggest game in club football outside of the Devon derby and for this reason alone it warrants just about all the fuss made when Barcelona and Real Madrid do battle.
The stakes are always high when Spain’s gargantuan clubs face off and this Sunday’s La Liga edition is no different.
Heading towards the part of the season labelled ‘business’ just one point separates first-placed Barca from their bitter rivals en-route to the Camp Nou.
Although Real triumphed 3-1 in the reverse fixture back in October, it’s Luis Enrique’s ultra slick hosts who carry the far better form into this match having won 17 of their last 18 games in all competitions.
In contrast, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have endured a mini crisis by Los Blancos’ standards; losing two of their last four, before recovering to beat struggling Levante 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu prior to El Clasico.
Form supposedly flies out of the window in these clashes, though it’s impossible to ignore the way Lionel Messi and co are purring at present, backed up by odds of 7/10 to open up a four-point gap with victory.
Only Joe Hart’s heroics in midweek stopped Barca running riot in the Champions League and looking at our heavily Blaugrana-centric mix and match team, we’ll be taking the 4/1 on offer on a two-goal winning margin for the hosts.
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