Another Online Soccer Betting ClassicPosted by: Charlie Smith
Now that FC Barcelona has been eliminated from this year’s UEFA Championship, the Azulgranas can begin to shift their focus back to La Liga. The Primera Division will be entering Week 33 this upcoming online soccer betting weekend and as usual, there will be 10 different matchups for fans to choose from. Heading into this weekend’s action, Real Madrid leads the league with 75 points, followed by Barcelona at 72 and Atletico Madrid at 65. Since Madrid managed to advance to the next round of the UEFA Championship, will Real assert their dominance once again in La Liga?
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As fate would have it, Madrid will actually be squaring off with Barcelona this weekend to provide another thrilling chapter in one of the most storied rivalries in online soccer betting history. No doubt this is one contest those who bet on soccer games online will want to wager on. Looking over the odds, it’s clear that bettors could take advantage of the lucrative odds bookmakers are offering for this weekend’s classic.
Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona – La Liga – Sunday, April 23rd
When: 2:45 pm ET
Where: Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid, Spain
TV: Online Stream
Soccer Betting Odds
Real Madrid -½ (+118) 3½ (-125) +118
FC Barcelona +½ (-138) 3½ (+105) +200
FC Barcelona/Real Madrid Draw +305
As the leaders of La Liga, Madrid feels fairly confident about their ability to overcome their archrivals. However, with Barcelona just 3-points shy of tying with Real, los Blancos cannot settle for anything other than a draw. Additionally, considering the success Madrid has been enjoying in the UEFA Championship (they’ve advanced to the League’s semi-finals round), they’ll enter this contest with a healthy dose of confidence – something that cannot be said about Barcelona.
Those who are looking to pick Madrid over Barcelona should feel confident with their pick, considering that the Whites have only conceded two losses in the last six El Clasico contests at Santiago Bernabeu. Most recently a 4-0 victory on home turf on November 2015 with Benitez calling the shots for Madrid. On top of that, Madrid has not conceded a loss to Barca in their last two games (Real’s best unbeaten streak against Barcelona since 2013).
After failing to score a goal against Juventus in the UEFA Championship, Barcelona opens this contest with a heavy heart. Nevertheless, a win over their archrivals is the perfect remedy to lift the Club’s, and their fans, spirits. Barca has posted a 3-2-1 record in their last 6, which is a stark comparison to Madrid’s 4-0-2 record in that same tenure.
Although Madrid isn’t exactly a favorite, there’s no denying that Barcelona enters this contest as the betting underdog. It’ll be a tough contest for Barca, but if they can pull it out; those +200 odds don’t look half bad.
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