Match of the Weekend: Barcelona - Real Madrid
Barcelona and Real Madrid face each other in the classic which is quite likely to either "lock" the Blaugrana's championship, or for Real Madrid to close its distance from the top to six points.
With the goal of victory, which will increase the gap to 12 points from Real Madrid, Barcelona will line up in today's classic. In terms of competition, except for Pedri and Dembele, Barcelona loses a lot of its attacking potential.
After beating Liverpool to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League, Real Madrid will be looking to get another positive result and walk away with a win over Barcelona and re-enter the title race by closing the gap to six points. . . In terms of competition, there are no major problems for Carlo Ancelotti's team.
In their last five matches, Barcelona has two defeats and three wins
In their last five matches, Real Madrid has two wins, two draws and one loss
· In Barcelona's last four games, more goals have been scored in the first half
· There have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored in four of Barcelona's last five games
· There have been over 2.5 goals scored in one of Real Madrid's last five games
Barcelona: 4-3-3: Ter Stegen – Araujo, Cude, Christensen, Balde – Kessier, Busquets, De Jong – Rafinha, Lewandowski, Gavi.
Real Madrid: 4-3-3: Courtois - Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho - Modric, Kamavinga (Tswameni), Kroos - Valverde, Benzema, Benicius.