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Betting tips: El Tipstro is backing Barcelona's Lionel Messi to add to his 2012 tally against Atlético Madrid at Camp Nou on Sunday

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Lionel Messi has scored 88 goals in 2012 Photo: FC Barcelona

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Lionel Messi has already broken Gerd Müller’s record for the number of goals in a calendar year, and El Tipstro is backing Barcelona’s magician to extend that tally further against title-chasing Atlético Madrid.

Our man-in-the-know on the continent is backing Barcelona to be winning at half-time and full-time but expects under 2.5 goals at Camp Nou.

Elsewhere, he is tipping Real Madrid to beat Espanyol – again – with over 3.5 goals at the Bernabéu.

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Messi to score two goals or more v Atlético – 7/5

Messi took his tally to 88 goals in 2012 with a brace against Corboda in the Copa del Rey. The Argentina international has an impressive record against Atlético, scoring a staggering eight goals against the Madrid outfit in their last three meetings at Camp Nou. El Tipstro is backing Messi to score two goals or more against Atlético at 7/5.
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Under 2.5 goals in Barcelona v Atlético – 17/10

Atlético have improved substantially under manager Diego Simeone since he took charge last season. The Madrid side won the Europa League and Super Cup in 2012, and they are just six points behind Barça. Real Madrid were only able to beat Atlético 2-0, while there have been less than three goals in the visitors’ last five away games. El Tipstro is backing under 2.5 goals at Camp Nou on Sunday night.
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Barcelona to be winning at half-time and full-time – 8/11

Barcelona have been winning at half-time and full-time in 18 of their last 21 La Liga fixtures, while the same has occurred in all four of their most recent clashes against Atlético in all competitions. In addition, Madrid scored in the 16th and 66th minute in their 2-0 victory over Atlético last month. So, Barcelona to be winning half-time and full-time looks good value at 8/11.

Over 3.5 goals and Madrid to win v Espanyol – 4/5

Real Madrid have scored at least two goals in their last 12 matches against Espanyol at the Bernabéu in all competitions. Furthermore, there have been over 2.5 goals in their last nine home matches against the Catalan side. Therefore, Los Blancos to win and over 2.5 goals looks a nailed-on bet at 4/5.

The long shot: Espanyol to win or draw v Madrid – 11/2

Having already mentioned Madrid’s imperious record against Espanyol in recent years, El Tipstro believes it is worth noting that José Mourinho’s men are struggling for form. Los Blancos have already lost six matches this term, including a 2-1 loss to Segunda División outfit Celta Vigo on Thursday. For this reason, El Tipstro believes Espanyol to draw or win at Madrid is worth a cheeky punt at 11/2.

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