Barcelona Slight Favourites To Win 272nd Running of El Clasico

Published on October 25th, 2018 5:32 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
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The new El Clasico is upon us.  Who is the favourite to win this time around?  Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. This Sunday, Barcelona and Real Madrid will clash for the 272nd time in their storied histories.

"El Clasico" refers to any game that Barcelona and Real Madrid play against each other. Up until this point, the two teams have played a total of 271 times (237 competitive matches, 34 exhibition matches), with Barcelona having won a total of 112 times.

Over the course of the battles, Lionel Messi has been the most prolific scorer, notching a total of 26 goals.


Things are a bit different this time around, as Real Madrid has undergone some significant changes compared to last year.

The most notable change of all is the removal of Cristiano Ronaldo from the line-up, as Ronaldo left Real Madrid to join Juventus this year. Real Madrid has struggled to find their cohesiveness in the wake of Ronaldo's departure, as they are currently struggling mightily in La Liga action so far this year.

As of this moment, Barcelona sits at the top of the table with a record of 5-3-1 (18 points), while Real Madrid is 4 points back with a record of 4-2-3. The problem that Real Madrid has is that there are many teams between them and the top of the table, so they would be well-advised to get going quickly or else they may be looking at a lost season.

Lionel Messi and Barcelona, on the other hand, don't seem to have lost a step, as they have notched a total of 23 goals so far this season while allowing just 11.


Here are the odds for Sunday's "El Clasico" match, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: October 25th, 2018 5:21 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

Barcelona, 1.95
Draw, 3.80
Real Madrid, 3.60

Goals Over/Under 2.5

Over 2.5, 1.53
Under 2.5, 2.50

Both Teams to Score

Yes, 1.50
No, 2.50


Who do you think will win "El Clasico" this weekend?

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