The first Clasico of the season is always a big event and with this one marking Luis Suarez’s return from his long suspension, and his Barcelona debut, this one is bigger than ever.
The game promises to be an absolute cracker, with so much talent and attacking prowess on show. Each side has a player with a claim to be the world’s greatest, in Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, whilst both have several players that fall in the bracket just below that deadly duo, including James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Neymar and, of course, Suarez. This game should be wonderful to watch and, frankly, we can’t wait.
Real Madrid have some serious catching up to do on Barca already, with the Catalan side four points clear in the table, and if the away side can get the win some may feel Ronaldo and co will have too much to do, despite the season only being nine games old. Barca have dropped just two points thus far this term, whilst their opponents here lost two of their first three games.
However, since then Real have hit their stride, with five straight league wins in which they scored a total of 25 goals! This game is set up really nicely and whilst Bale is an injury doubt for the home side they have enough quality to cope without the Welsh flyer, whilst Suarez’s Barcelona bow is sure to be eventful.
BetVictor are offering money back (in the form of a free bet “Promo Cash”) on a variety of losing bets if there are four or more goals in this game. The corresponding match last term ended 3-4, whilst Barcelona won 3-1 in 2011, so there is a very good chance of this refund paying out. Just place a bet on the correct score, ht/ft, scorecast, spincast or first/last/anytime scorer markets and if it loses but there are at least four goals, BetVictor will refund your stake as a free bet up to a maximum of £10.
The Promo Cash will be added to eligible accounts within 24 hours of the game ending and will be valid as long as your qualifying bet lost, was placed pre-match and was placed using real cash (as opposed to free bets).
There is a wide range of options when it comes to using this offer but, with so much attacking talent on show, deciding exactly which bet to go for could be tough. Backing an option that covers fewer than four goals marginally increases your chances of winning the bet OR gaining the free bet refund, so backing a 2-1 home win, as happened in 2013, could appeal at odds of 9/1, whilst 1-1 also offers value at 8/1. Of course, if you think Barcelona will win and you really want to go for glory, how about Messi and co to win 3-0, priced at huge odds of 35/1?
If you prefer the first scorer betting we have to look to Ronaldo, such is his form this year, with odds of 15/4 being more than fair, whilst Madrid/Madrid in the HT/FT betting market would be our call for a shorter odds bet at a price of 27/10.