Barcelona vs Real Madrid, La Liga is back with the biggest match of Spain. This match has been dubbed as the El Classico where these two Spanish giants face each other and go head to head for the victory. The El Classico is the most-watched match in La Liga and is enjoyed all over the world. Let us have a look at the Barcelona Vs Real Madrid match preview, as Madrid travel to Camp Nou.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Barcelona is not in a good shape at all as Koeman’s career is hanging by the threads. Their recent form has not been very commendable as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid. The faith of the club’s board has kept Koeman on the pitch. The Catalan’s recent 2 matches have been in their favor and this is the first time since April that they have won back-to-back 2 matches. Their 3-1 win over Valencia, followed by a scrappy 1-0 win against Kyiv have given them back some form and confidence to be up and running for the upcoming clash against the Los Blancos. Barcelona is sitting at 7th in the league just 2 points off its rivals and is willing to improve its standings.
Real Madrid on the other hand is having quite a nice run in the league as they sit 3rd just 3 points behind the current leaders Real Sociedad. Coming to their recent matches, Real Madrid has lost 2-1 to Young Boys in UCL and lost 2-1 to Espanyol in La Liga. Which surely put Ancelotti’s back. However, they thumped Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 in the recent champions league match, which surely kept up the teams’ spirit. Real Madrid is looking to extend their good form and to get the much-needed 3 points to move up the table.
Barcelona and Real Madrid recently team form in La Liga:
Barcelona: D D W L W
Real Madrid: W W W D L
Barcelona continues to cope without the long-term injuries of Martin Braithwaite and Ousmane Dembele whose wait to return from knee surgery continues. While Pedri and Ronald Araujo also remain unavailable for selection.
Jordi Alba looks doubtful after his foot injury in the UCL match.
Sergi Roberto is going to be back in the squad and Fati is most likely to replicate Luuk De Jong on the left.
Dani Ceballos is out with hamstrings and Gareth Bale from his ankle issues. Both of them are unavailable for selection in El Classico.
Eden Hazard and Dani Carvajal are expected to get some minutes in the upcoming clash.
Isco and Luca Jovic are raising some concerns. While Benzema is having uncertainty due to his ongoing issues with his former national teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Possible Starting Line-ups:
Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Garcia, Balde; Gavi, Busquets, De Jong; Dest, Depay, Fati
Courtois; Nacho, Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr