Five ‘El Clasico’ youngsters to become heroes in La Liga clash
Matt Haynes | November 18, 2015
Following the international break, domestic football returns and what better way to mark the occasion than with the highly anticipated ‘El Clasico’ fixture between fierce rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona. Of course, it isn’t just this match taking place and Coral offer customers a full program of La Liga fixtures.
While both sides have a big player out each, they still have plenty of talent capable of making a difference. However, we take a different tack here at Coral, looking at the other end of the spectrum, suggesting five youngsters who can make themselves heroes and potential match winners.
Dubbed by many within Real Madrid as ‘the next Raul’, the 18-year-old operates as a striker for Castilla, however he is 11/4 to score anytime. Recently retired Raul was long admired by Sir Alex Ferguson, who tried to sign him more than once for Manchester United and it is no coincidence that the club are linked with this latest prodigy.
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Has found it hard to break up Barcelona’s formidable attacking trio since graduating to the first team squad, though, there is no doubting, by every other clubs standards that the 20-year-old still has awesome potential. If Luis Enrique’s side still need a goal late on, the attacker could well be called upon and is 10/3 to net in the anytime market.
Having scored his first professional goal against Real Madrid Castilla playing for Barcelona B, the 20-year-old talent will be hoping he can go one better against the real deal this time around. Likely to start, he has odds of 9/1 to break the deadlock and may surprise a number of people, with a global audience expected.
The Spanish forward has been unlucky with injuries during his development, though looks back to full fitness. With Arsenal understood to be eyeing a move for him in January, a goal will certainly see his stock rise, with the 22-year-old available at 11/4 to score anytime.
His loan spell at Porto last season, seems to have worked wonders to introducing him to rigours of continental football. Now a more mature midfielder, Rafa Benitez likes him and if he can stifle Barca’s plethora of attacking options, he could well be an important player.
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