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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Barcelona

13th August
21:00
Camp Nou

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Real Madrid

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid predictions for the Spanish Super Cup Final 1st Leg which takes place this Sunday at Camp Nou. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Predictions

Real Madrid Double Chance at 5/6
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Real Madrid & Both Teams To Score at 4/1
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Correct Score Prediction

Real Madrid 3-2 at 22/1
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Anytime Goal scorer Prediction

Cristiano Ronaldo To Score Anytime at 11/10
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Reason For Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Tips

There’s no better way to gear up for the new season in Spain than a clasico Supercopa, the first time in five years that the two great rivals have met in the curtain-raiser. Real Madrid were victorious by the finest of margins then and coming in off a sensational season, they’ll fancy they can at least avoid defeat in the 1st Leg, having secured some decent results at Camp Nou under Zinedine Zidane.

The sale of Neymar is still the talk of Barcelona and they are yet to seal any deals to bring in a replacement. That should see Gerard Deulofeu start and although he remains a promising talent, it will clearly weaken them, while Real Madrid ought to be able to name their familiar ‘BBC’ front three.

This is Barcelona’s first competitive game since they won the Copa del Rey, a mere consolation prize at the end of last season in truth. They did beat Real Madrid 3-2 in a pre-season game in the US but with a trophy at stake, there’s much more riding on this. It’s also Ernesto Valverde’s first game at the helm and there are those who question whether he was the right appointment.

There are no longer any doubts about Zinedine Zidane’s coaching credentials ,having secured a Spanish league title and back-to-back Champions League successes. They looked pretty sharp in midweek when they beat Manchester United to win the UEFA Super Cup and having had 90 competitive minutes under their belts already might just be an advantage here.

Zidane has tended to get it right in the big games during his time at the Bernabeu and has avoided defeat on his two league visits to Camp Nou as Real boss. It feels like the visitors are in the better shape overall, given what they achieved last year and backing Real Madrid Double Chance at 5/6 looks to offer.

If you fancy a bigger return, consider going for Real Madrid to Win & Both Teams to Score at 17/4. This fixture always produces goals and 3 of the last 6 meetings between the sides in Barcelona have seen Real Madrid win and both teams to score.

Additionally backing Cristiano Ronaldo to score anytime at 11/10 looks very good. He was in stunning form at the end of last season with 16 goals in his final 10 club matches.

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Head To Head

Barcelona took 4 points off Real in La Liga last season, thanks to a thrilling late 3-2 win at the Bernabeu. The last clasico Supercopa was in 2012 and ended 4-4 on aggregate with Real Madrid winning on away goals. The last 6 competitive meetings overall have produced 3 Barca wins and 2 Real Madrid wins but Los Blancos have avoided defeat on their last two visits to Camp Nou.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Stats

Real Madrid have won and both teams have scored in 4 of their last 5 fixtures. Barcelona have only won 2 of their last 7 matches in the Super Cup although they did both come last season against Sevilla.

Barcelona Team News

Gerard Deulofeu is expected to be trusted with the 'Neymar role' on the left after the Brazilian joined PSG. Aleix Vidal is set to start at right-back in what should be close to Barca's strongest line-up with Rakitic, Iniesta and Busquets in midfield and Messi and Suarez fit to start up top.

Real Madrid Team News

Luka Modric is suspended having been sent off way back in the 2014 Spanish Super Cup against Atleti. Isco should start in midfield as a result. Otherwise there are few selection issues with Bale, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo all set to start.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Predictions

Real Madrid Double Chance at 5/6
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Real Madrid & Both Teams To Score at 4/1
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Correct Score Prediction

Real Madrid 3-2 at 22/1
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Anytime Goal scorer Prediction

Cristiano Ronaldo To Score Anytime at 11/10
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