Saturday, June 09, 2007


Two wins will give Real their first title since 2003 and having come this far, I do not think they will slip up now. Barcelona look booked for three points today, so it has to be maximum points for Madrid.

They have won their last 6, scoring an amazing 19 goals. On paper this looks very tough with the hosts holding a 12-4-2 home record and looking to secure a UEFA cup spot. However, they have been very poor defensively in recent starts, conceding 8 in their last 3 matches and giving up a LOT of chances, including a total of 42 (!) against Seville and Valencia. In addition, they look set to be without at least two key players this evening.

The visitors have won 12 times on the road and despite most of their team being on International duty in midweek, have no real injury concerns, Beckham's knock seems unlikely to stop him from playing and he is desperate to win La Liga. Hard not to see goals, but I will take the away win.

5 points Real Madrid -1/2 ball 1.77 general.

Good Luck.

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