On Wednesday, two of La Liga’s most historical teams clash in the Spanish Super Copa. Real Madrid takes on Barcelona in one of the most important soccer matches of the week. No matter where teams are in the Champions League or in the Spanish Primera Division, when Real clashes with Barca, sparks fly. Check out Spain Super Cup odds, analysis, and a free pick for El Clásico showdown Barcelona versus Real Madrid.
Soccer Betting Preview for Super Copa Semi-Final Match: Barcelona v Real Madrid
Spanish Super Copa | Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Odds and Match Info
- When: Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 2:00 pm ET
- Where: King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Why bet on Real Madrid versus Barcelona?
The Primera Division’s first place team continues to play well. Real has a single loss in their last 5. Although disappointing, losing to Getafe makes some sense because RM played the underdogs a match after a huge battle with Athletic Bilbao. Real should be geared up to take on their top rivals.
Real Madrid Last 5
- W – 4-1 vs. Valencia
- W – 1-3 vs. Alcoyano
- L – 1-0 vs. Getafe
- W – 1-2 vs. Athletic Bilbao
- D – 0-0 vs. Cadiz
Real Madrid predicted starting lineup
Why bet on Barcelona versus Real Madrid?
Barcelona should get at least a couple of key players back for this version of the El Clasico. Ferran Torres, one of the top young players in the world, could make his debut. He must pass a fitness test Xavi will put him through on Tuesday. If that happens, Torres could play. 19-year-old Pedri is another who could step back onto the pitch. Those two players will make Barcelona tough to beat.
Barcelona Last 5
- D – 1-1 vs. Granada
- W – 1-2 vs. Linares Deportivo
- W – 0-1 vs. Mallorca
- D – 1-1 vs. Sevilla
- W – 3-2 vs. Elche
Barcelona predicted starting lineup
- ter Stegen
- de Jong
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Final Betting Analysis
The chances of both Pedri and Torres playing isn’t a sure thing. But before writing off Barca’s chances it’s important to note that Xavi believes a Clasico victory over Real Madrid in Saudi Arabia will kick off Barcelona’s season.
Xavi is intent on playing at least one of the young superstars. The guess here is that Pedri steps onto the pitch before Torres. Either way, Barca’s head coach will have more of a shot of beating Barcelona’s top rivals than many believe he has.
Barca has lost by just a single goal in the last couple of head-to-head matches. Not only that, but Xavi has the team from Camp Nou playing as well as they have all season long.
If we’re ever going to make money on Barcelona at overlay odds versus Real, tomorrow’s match is it. Once Torres and Pedri are one-hundred percent healthy, the Clasico becomes an even match.
Barcelona can pull off the moneyline upset. Torres didn’t fly all the way to Saudi Arabia just to sit on the bench. Unless he’s in terrible shape, Xavi will find a way to get him onto the pitch. Pedri could play the entire game. We’re backing Barca.
Spanish Super Copa Pick: Barcelona