Goals Galore Likely on Sunday

Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest. Well, in that case sit down and enjoy some great football games this Sunday. This includes Manchester United v Liverpool and Barcelona v Real Madrid. October 24 is going to be one heck of a day. Here’s a look at the best of the best and some betting odds thrown in for good measure.

Barcelona v Real Madrid (3.15pm KO)

Barcelona have one mission in the first El Clasico of the season. A win over their greatest rivals will see them climb above them in the La Liga table. They begin the weekend in fifth place, five points behind leaders Real Sociedad but with a game in hand. Sociedad don’t play until after this El Clasico and travel to champions Atletico Madrid later in the day.

This is the first time since 2014 that Barcelona face Real Madrid without either being the La Liga champions. Barcelona have played eight of their La Liga games at home with four wins and a draw. On the road though, their three games have only produced a single point. They look to beat Real but know sorting their away form out is their next task.

Only one of their last nine La Liga games has been lost. They may have lost Lionel Messi, but Memphis Depay is their new goal scoring hero. He’s scored three goals in the last four home games, the last two from the penalty spot. You can get odds of 7/4 at BetVictor on him scoring on Sunday. Bet365 will give you 2/1 on their being a penalty awarded in this game.

Real Madrid are two points ahead of Barcelona and three points behind Real Sociedad. Eight league games have produced 22 goals and they put five past Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek. Five of their last six games have seen them score at least twice. Away form in La Liga has already seen them only draw 3-3 at Levante and lose 2-1 at Espanyol.

The visitors have only lost one of their last six league visits to Barcelona. Nine of their last 10 La Liga visits to Barcelona have seen both teams score. Barca have struggled against top sides this season. A bet on Real winning with both teams scoring is 29/10 at Ladbrokes.

Manchester United v Liverpool (4.30pm KO)

Manchester United host major rivals Liverpool after another Houdini act in midweek. Twice in the Champions League, they have trailed at home, only to get a late win. They’ve scored five goals in their last two games against Leicester City and Atalanta, which is the good news. The bad news is they have conceded six.

United may have Ronaldo back at Old Trafford, but their defence keeps letting them down. A dozen games in all competitions this season has seen just one clean sheet kept in a goalless away draw at Southampton. The last nine home Premier League games have seen them concede a goal, that includes a 4-2 defeat by Liverpool. It’s 2/1 at Paddy Power that United can beat Liverpool on Sunday.

The big question, therefore, is how on earth are they going to keep a rampaging Liverpool out this Sunday? You can get odds of 9/2 at SkyBet on them not conceding on Sunday.

Liverpool begin the weekend second in the Premier League a point behind leaders Chelsea. That gap is likely to be four points after the Blues beat Norwich City at home on Saturday. Liverpool also had a 3-2 Champions League win in midweek, away at Atletico Madrid. Not quite the panic stations that United endured.

That win stretched their unbeaten run in competitive games to 21. In the Premier League, it’s 18 games and seven months without a loss. They just can’t stop scoring with only one out of 12 this season not seeing them score at least twice. With Salah and Firmino in top form, Liverpool can get the win on Sunday. That’s available at odds of 5/4 at William Hill.