FC Barcelona will be hosting Real Madrid for the El Classico this Saturday, 03 December 2016 at the Camp Nou. Real Madrid can stretch their lead at top of the La Liga to 9 points if they can beat Barcelona this weekend while it makes must win for Barcelona who will be looking to reduce the gap at top of the table to just 3 points and finally end Real Madrid’s unbeaten run
Real Madrid will be taking on FC Barcelona in what will be the highlight of this weekends sports schedule. Football matches don’t come bigger than this and even though its relatively early in the season but a win for Real Madrid will really put them out of sight as far as title race is concerned in spain.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Preview & Team News: Real Madrid go into the big El Classico on the back of a record breaking run and the most inform team in Europe. 31 games unbeaten in the league. Since Zidane’s took charge of the team midway through the last season, they have only lost once in his 33 games in charge winning 27 and drawing 5.
Both teams are likely to have full squads to choose from and all the main players from both sides returned from their international duty injury free. Real Madrid are likely to start with Karim Benzema upfront while Ronaldo, Bale and Rodriquez to start in attacking roles. this is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday, 03 December 2016.
[ Official team lineups will be confirmed couple of hours of ahead of the kickoff and we will update the page with latest team news and lineups closer to the kickoff ]
Match Predictions: Looking at the form of both teams its hard to see Real Madrid losing this game. Barcelona have been in woeful form recently and they were pretty much outplayed by Real Sociedad over the weekend a game which Barcelona were fortunate to get a point from. It reads even worse for Barcelona looking at the last meeting between the two european giants at Camp Nou where Madrid earned a surprise 2-1 win.
Neymar and Suarez have been in pretty bad form of late but with Iniesta likely to be fit for El Classico it will only strenghten Barcelona who look a very average side without him. Messi’s form and how Real Madrid defense cope with him holds the key in this game. I just think, Real Madrid has momentum on their side and they should do enough to get a narrow win which will put them in driving seat for their very first La Liga title in 5 years.