Nothing much need to explained about El Clasico. A duel between two Spanish giants where guessing who gonna be a winner is quite tricky, but we always can expect goals and both team to score here. In the last 14 El Clasico, only once, the total goals went under 2,5 (1-1). And the 1.72 odd for me is quite juicy for an event that has 80% chance to be happened.
Barcelona will play without their center defender Gerard Pique, Charles Puyol and Barta due to injury. Most likely the position will be filled by A.Song or Busquets or Mascherano, player who actually play as defensive midfielders. Despite the absences in the defensive line, their attacking power remains fresh and strong with Sanchez, Pedro, Messi and Neymar are fit and available.
Real Madrid will come to the final with extra motivation, to avenge their defeat to the catalans on their last El Clasico. However, Cristiano Ronaldo is doubtful for this match due to thigh injury. Sami Khedira and Marcelo also remain on the sidelines, but Dani Carvajal and Xabi Alonso should return to the XI after missing the Almeria clash due to suspension. Gareth Bale, Di Maria and Benzema are fit and available for this match and I believe that they are capable to score goals against depleted Bacelona's back line.
Especially this is a cup game. Expect an open play when one team score a goal here. As one team has a weak defensive quality, I don't think it will take a long time to break the deadlock here and goals will be coming.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid betting tips conclusion