It’s the first El Clasico of the season this weekend, which is great news if you are a bet365 customer, as all customers can watch the match live, and for free.
Why? Well, because this season bet365 have secured the rights to screen all Primera Liga (also known as La Liga) fixtures live on their website, meaning El Clasico is now effectively free to air (rather than through subscription TV). All you need is a funded bet365 account, or to have placed a bet in the previous 24 hours.
Already, this has become a huge match for new Madrid boss, Rafa Benitez. Unsurprisingly, he has already come in for criticism – from parts of the press, sections of fans, and there is even murmurings from within the club – for his negative style of play. When he was appointed last summer, who on earth couldn’t predict that happening?
Defeat at home for Benitez is already unthinkable. This would leave them 6 points behind Barcelona, and with the El Clasico to come at the Camp Nou later in the season, an uphill task to win the La Liga. Victory for Benitez, and all of a sudden they are level on points with Barca, and a case of what crisis? The margins are that fine at this level.
In the betting, bet365 have Madrid as slight favourites, they are currently 6/4 (2.50) for a home victory. Barcelona are 7/4 (2.75), and the draw is 13/5 (3.60).
Despite the tightness between the two teams, there is generally a good few goals in this fixture. They rarely play out a low scoring affair (although Benitez could yet change that), so if you prefer betting on the Over Under 2.5 Goals market, then Over 2.5 Goals is currently at 19/40 (1.47). Alternatively, if you think that Benitez will influence the result, Under 2.5 Goals is currently 8/5 (2.60). All prices correct at time of writing.
What Time Does El Clasico Kick-Off At?
The match kicks off at 5.15pm, and is being held in Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. It is the first El Clasico of the current season, Real Madrid won last season’s corresponding fixture 3-1, despite going 1-0 behind to a Neymar goal after just 4 minutes.
Who Can Watch El Clasico On Bet365 Live Streaming?
All customers, even if you are only just opening a new bet365 account now. You just need an active account. An active account is classed as an account with money in it, or one where you have placed a bet (on anything) in the previous 24 hours.
The match is being live streamed worldwide by bet365, the only exceptions are in Spain, Andorra, the Middle East, North Africa and the USA, where you won’t be able to watch.
Bet365 Offers For Existing Customers On El Clasico
As well as the excellent sign up bonus, bet365 also have plenty of excellent offers for existing customers.
If you like having an accumulator bet on the football at the weekend, then bet365 have an offer called 100% Euro Soccer Bonus, which is effectively a bonus paid on top of any winning accumulator bet that has 3 or more matches included in it.
The only restrictions are that the matches have to be played in the following leagues, Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga, Bundesliga 1, Australian A-League matches (it also applies to the Champions League as well). You can also use this offer to do a Result/Both Teams To Score accumulator.
If you are an existing bet365 customer, and you haven’t yet placed a bet with bet365 using your mobile or tablet device, then you will be pleased to know that you are entitled to a free bet up to a maximum of £50.00, using the Bet365 On The Move Bonus offer.
With this offer, when you place your first bet on mobile or tablet, bet365 will match it 100% up to a maximum of £50.00. More information can be found on our Bet365 On The Move Bonus Explained page. So if you can’t find yourself a free bet on El Clasico anywhere else, this offer could be your chance.