Real Madrid are favored Sunday in a Clasico that could determine the Spanish title. Neymar is still suspended for Barcelona, while Madrid have only two healthy central defenders.
Here are the latest odds from Bovada:
El Clasico Odds
Spread: Real Madrid -.5 (+110), Barcelona +.5 (-130)
Moneyline: Real Madrid +110, Barcelona +210, Draw +300
Total: Over 3.5 (-105), Under 3.5 (-115)
During the week it was promised that there was no way Barcelona could come back against Juventus. And while that prediction proved true, Barcelona looked organized and effective in their scoreless defeat to the Italians. That being said, their recent performances on the road could point towards a rough night at the Bernabeu on Sunday.
Barcelona has lost away to Deportivo and Malaga this season, two teams in the bottom half of the La Liga table. Across all competitions, Barcelona have lost five away games already in 2017.
While Barcelona seem to be slipping, Madrid are charging towards their first domestic title since 2012. Los Blancos hold a three-point lead in the table entering Sunday, and have a game in hand over Barca with five games remaining. And after outlasting Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, Madrid are still in pursuit of a second consecutive European crown.
Even with Gareth Bale’s status uncertain, Madrid have the edge. Zidane is 1-1-0 in Clasicos since taking over as manager, and it’s unlikely he loses his first on Sunday. Nacho and Sergio Ramos are the only central defenders available for Madrid, but the threat is lessened with Neymar stuck on the sidelines.
Best Bet: Real Madrid ML (+110)
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