Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid men have moved three points clear of Barcelona with another excellent 7-1 romp against Osasuna yesterday lunch time, and with Barcelona dropping further points at Bilbao, Sportsbook Guardian Betting have shown that this could be the best chance that Real Madrid have of ending Barcelona’s recent dominance of La Liga!
We saw at the start of the season in the ‘Super Cup’ that Real had got closer to the champions. If they tried to outplay Barcelona football wise, gambling guardian advice would say they would probably lose, but Mourinho’s will have been working on a game plan to stop the flowing Barcelona football, and we saw a sample of that game plan in the Super Cup where there was virtually nothing between the two teams!
You can also say that Real Madrid’s squad is stronger than the Barcelona squad in that it has much more depth. It was surprising to see that Guardiola didn’t go out and get another Centre Back in the summer with Puyol struggling to play every game. Mascherano and Busquets have been filling in at the back and although they are midfielders they have looks very comfortable in there. But should Pique or Puyol suffer long term injuries the lack of centre backs could work against them!
Jose Mourinho is doing what he does best. He has instilled that solidness into the Real team that makes them so hard to beat. I don’t like to see him play with the two anchoring midfielders, particularly at home where perhaps a more creative player could be in there, but you cant argue with his results! Fortunately, when you have the likes of Ronaldo, Kaka, Higuain and Benzma who are all banging the goals in you can play with two holding midfielders. Mourinho knows exactly what he needs to do, and he is sticking by his rigid tactics.
Real arguably have the strongest squad in Europe. They have a couple of players for each position and those players are strong. They are on a good run of form and will have learnt a lot from playing Barcelona last season. At the moment there it is a good possibility that they can win the league.