Football Betting Tips

Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Tips – 13th August 2017

In England, the Community Shield does a good job of getting the new football season underway. However, it doesn’t have quite the same level of kudos as other similar games around the world. Just look at Spain. They take the match up between the winners of the league and cup very seriously indeed and this year’s two legged Super Cup is as big as they come – a Clasico with a great deal to play for.

Barcelona and Real Madrid have perhaps the most famous rivalry in world football. The two giants have a history of loathing one another that goes back to before the Spanish civil war and it is as intense as ever. The level of competition between the two means that they will take every possible opportunity to outdo their opponents and the Super Cup provides a great chance for a big morale boost before La Liga gets underway.

Barcelona could do with a morale boost right now. The Catalans are used to buying up the most talented players around the world and so Neymar’s move to PSG has rocked the club. Nobody at the club thought that the buyout clause in Neymar’s contract would be activated and his departure will have implications on and off the pitch. People behind the scenes will have to try and keep sponsors happy while new manager, Ernesto Valverde, is the man tasked with ensuring a successful season both domestically and in Europe.

Real Madrid have no such problems with their reputation. They enhanced the view that they are the best team on the planet with a comfortable win over Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup. Zinedine Zidane knows that if any of his players leave the club this summer it will be with his full blessing and the level of support he’s got from the Real Madrid board is a big reason as to why he’s been so incredibly successful since taking on the manager’s job at the Bernabeu.

Betting Predictions

  • Barcelona to win - Barcelona secured a last gasp win at the Bernabeu towards the end of last season but Valverde knows he cannot bank on another victory in the return leg of the Super Cup. To ensure that his team lift their spirits by winning their first trophy of the season they have to make the most of the first leg at the Camp Nou. The stifling heat during the UEFA Super Cup in Macedonia took it out of the Real Madrid players and Barcelona’s extra freshness could make all the difference. So, back the home side to win at 19/20 with Coral.
  • Both teams to score - Real Madrid showed against Man Utd that they only need a sniff of a chance to put the ball in the back of the net. No matter who Zidane plays up front, Real will have world class attacking players on the pitch so a bet on both teams to score should pay off at 4/9 with Bet365.
  • Gerard Deulofeu to score - Barcelona continue to be linked with Philippe Coutinho but for now Gerard Deulofeu is stepping into the void left by Neymar. He could prove his worth with a goal against Real Madrid at 5/2 with Betfred.
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