Real Madrid v Barcelona: 15-game scoring streak not going to end

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El Clasico is only a game between two old foes, yet any mention of a Real Madrid v Barcelona showdown now evokes all sorts of connotations, not least goal, goals, goals and cards aplenty.

When Spain’s behemoths draw battle lines the result is probably the only element you can’t guarantee these days, as both squads are laden with world class players in every position.

The last nine editions bare testament to that theory with honours going the way of Real four times, Barca thrice and two draws, so we’ve swerved the match odds altogether and plumped for some Clasico bankers instead:

Both teams to score @ 2/5

Yes this is a slightly short price but then there are seldom, if any, games in world football more likely to see both nets rustled and this makes it a concrete betting base on the match.

This punt would have landed in the last 15 consecutive Clasicos, which comes as little surprise given the presence of many of the world’s most prolific forwards.

Over 2.5 goals @ 1/2

Another one to stake your mortgage on (figuratively speaking of course) is this little number, as this particular punt has brought home bacon in 14 of the last 15.

If this price still doesn’t tickle your fancy try the 6/5 about over 3.5 instead, itself boasting a strike rate of eight out of 15, including a 4-3 scoreline in Blaugrana’s favour in this fixture last season.

Lionel Messi to score any time @ 1/1

While the pendulum of plaudits has swung firmly in Ballon d’Or rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s favour recently, but when it comes to El Clasico there’s no more reliable source of goals than Messi.

The Argentine leads the all-time Clasico charts on 21, seven more than Ronaldo, and is equal with the great Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano on 14 in La Liga clashes.

Barca’s number 10 scored a hat-trick in the league clash at the Bernabeu last season.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

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