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Barcelona v Real Madrid: guaranteed entertainment in Cataluña

| 06.10.2012

Barcelona enter this El Clasico clash in fine form having won all their La Liga matches so far leaving them two points clear at the top of the table.

Tito Villanova’s men are 10/11 to preserve their 100 per cent record and move 11 points clear of their arch rivals with just seven games played.

Real Madrid have made a poor start to the league season but have won their last three and are 11/4 to make it four in a row.

Los Blancos have had the better of the recent clashes with Barca, winning two of the last three, including the most recent meeting in the Spanish Super Cup.

There may only have been one draw between these two in La Liga in their previous 10 match-ups but there were two ties when these sides met last year in other competitions, so backing the draw at 11/4 may prove fruitful.

Cristiano Ronaldo struggled to find his feet in this fixture managing just one strike in his first 8 against the Catalans but he has netted in each of his last five Clasicos and it is hard to look past him breaking the deadlock at 4/1.

Lionel Messi has already put two goals past the team from the capital and despite his short price of 3/1 his record of six in five starts in the league makes him hard to ignore.

This tie never fails to entertain and the goals markets are where many turn when two of the world’s most exciting teams meet.

It seems that backing over 2.5 goals guarantees a win, with the last eight between these two going over that mark 8/15 looks a tempting price.

Those looking for a more adventurous bet can get behind over 3.5 strikes at 5/4, a feat that has been achieved in five of those eight matches.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date

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Aaron Cox

Aaron has written for a number of top-level publications, including FourFourTwo and the Manchester Evening News. As well as being a fanatical Rochdale AFC fan and blogger, he shares a passion for rugby league and golf.