Real Madrid's Luka Modric (left) battles with Barcelona's Lionel Messi (Getty Images)
Real Madrid are enjoying a fine season so far and are yet to be defeated in any competition this term. Perhaps the crowning jewel of their campaign so far was a 0-3 away hammering of their neighbours Atletico Madrid in the final ever Madrid derby at the Vicente Calderon which showed the quality of the team and the quality of their star man, Cristiano Ronaldo, who bagged a hat-trick in that game.
Having been held to draws by the likes of Legia Warsaw in the Champions League and stragglers such as Las Palmas and Eibar in their domestic league, it's clear that this Real Madrid side are far from unbeatable, even if they remain unbeaten so far this season. This is undoubtedly their biggest test so far - can they earn the win?
We have to anticipate goals between these two teams on Saturday afternoon. Although both sides of course possess excellent defensive players, it's in attack where both sides really excel, with Barcelona combining Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez to devastating effect whilst Real Madrid can call on Ballon d'Or favourite Cristiano Ronaldo along with the likes of Karim Benzema and Alvaro Morata.
With so much attacking talent on the pitch, goals are sure to be expected in this clash. If you're looking in the goalscorer markets, there isn't much value in backing the anytime goalscorer bets but we do enjoy the anytime goalscorer doubles. The Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez double has been profitable for us this term but perhaps Messi and Ronaldo are the more likely two to score in this game given Real's recent form.
Although Real Madrid are the form team, Barcelona have the home advantage in this game. The Catalonian side however have drawn their last two La Liga matches against Malaga and Real Sociedad and another draw could be on the cards here as Real Madrid certainly won't been giving up their unbeaten run easily. Recommended bet:
Over 3.5 goals to score @ 11/10 with bet365