El Clásico: Predictions and betsOn December 6, 2022 by Iwan Baxter
The first thing we have to take into account when we talk about betting on the Clásico is one thing: the parameter regarding how Barcelona and Real Madrid are at the moment they come to a direct confrontation does not usually matter, or is very reduced. Neither his situation in the League, nor in European competitions, usually influences (with exceptions) what happens in a Clásico. Because the rivalry is such that fans, coaches and players forget that the duel is reduced to winning a match, or three points… or, at most, and on rare occasions, winning a tie or winning a final.
Yes, other concepts that we usually leave a little more aside when we analyze sports forecasts for betting do gain more value, and much more. For example: the confidence of the teams in themselves, or their level of motivation at the time of the match (not from previous results, we insist). But there are other very valuable concepts to try to guess what could be the development of a Classic between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Let’s list them:
- Who plays home/away
- Needs of each team: Who needs to win the most? Who plays more?
- Casualties: Injured/Sanctioned
- State of form of the figures of each team
This is a game that the entire planet sets its sights on. For this reason, each and every one of the 22 footballers who are chosen to jump onto the pitch give their maximum, or usually give it. This makes us see the best version of the great cracks, who do not usually miss the appointment with history. And that is absolutely essential for betting on the Clásico.
Top scorers in the history of Madrid vs Barça
And precisely, taking into account the previous data, it is his thing to speak in an aside about the top scorers in the history of the Clásicos. Of course, a story that in the last decade was inevitably affected by the landing in the Spanish League of the footballer that everyone (especially Real Madrid fans) will miss from now on in these duels: Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese forged, together with Lionel Messi, the greatest rivalry in history between two footballers, whose meteoric career, riddled with records and titles, would not have been possible without his own personal pique.
Messi is the top scorer in the history of the Clásicos, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo himself. Both lead a table of authentic legends that, when betting on the Clásico, it is always convenient to review, to be aware of those ‘star’ players who, touched by the wand, usually have the key to the matches against the eternal rival:
- Leo Messi (FC Barcelona): 26 goals
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid: 18 goals
- Alfredo Di Stefano (Real Madrid): 18 goals
- Raúl González (Real Madrid): 15 goals
- César Rodríguez (FC Barcelona): 14 goals
- Paco Gento (Real Madrid): 14 goals
- Ferenc Puskas (Real Madrid): 14 goals
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid): 13 goals
- Carlos Santillana (Real Madrid): 12 goals
- Hugo Sánchez (Real Madrid): 10 goals
- Juan Gomez ‘Juanito’ (Real Madrid): 10 goals
- Samitier (FC Barcelona/Real Madrid): 10 goals
- Luis Suárez (FC Barcelona): 10 goals
With all this data, knowing what to bet on the Clásico, or the bets on the Clásico that may interest us the most when the time comes, will be a little easier. However, it is also convenient to be aware of the latest news on the Clásico, the moments of form in which both teams arrive, and the needs that the two teams will have when the referee whistles the start of a match that promises strong emotions and above all lots and lots of football Are you ready?