Real Madrid vs Barcelona ” EL CLASSICO “
Spain- La Liga
Date: Sunday, 2 March 2020
Kick-off time: 3pm ET / 8pm GMT
Location: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid (Real Madrid)
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz
On TV: Premier Sports (UK), beIN SPORTS (USA)
The biggest spectacle in European football is upon and two giants have it all to play for in the biggest El Clasico in years that could easily be the decider for the La Liga champion this season. A single look at the league table tells the story – Barcelona have 55 points, just two ahead of Real Madrid. However, it could’ve been a lot different. Los Blancos had it all in their hands – three-point advantage at the top two matches ahead of the big clash.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona” EL CLASSICO ” Head to head (h2h)
- Their last meeting finished as a stalemate.
- Three of their past four games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their preceding six encounters.
- Two of their previous five fixtures have ended in a tie.
- Barcelona have registered the win in half of their last ten clashes. (W-6, D-3, L-2)
Real Madrid vs Barcelona ” EL CLASSICO “Prediction
The last clash between these two sides ended 0-0 for the first time since 2002, which simply couldn’t have been foreseen in our prediction. However, it’s almost certain that it won’t be the case this time around, but Barca are traditionally the better team at the Bernabeu, especially given the confidence boost from taking over the top of La Liga.
Prediction: Real Madrid vs Barcelona – 2.
Real Madrid predicted lineup
Sergio Ramos (c)
Real Madrid injury news
The big injury miss for Real Madrid is Eden Hazard (leg) who has suffered an injury nightmare since his summer move from Chelsea.
Marco Asensio (knee) remains sidelined and is still a month away from a return.
Mariano Diaz (knock) could return, but could be in need of some fitness before returning for a big clash.
Manager Zinedine Zidane seems to be rotating Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in midfield, with the German likely to return to the starting lineup for El Clasico.
At left back, it appears Ferland Mendy has won the battle for the starting spot ahead of the experienced Marcelo.
After starting Vinicius Jr against Manchester City in the Champions League, Zidane now could opt for some experience with Gareth Bale.
Barcelona predicted lineup
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Frenkie de Jong
Lionel Messi (c)
Barcelona injury news
Barca have had a load of injury troubles, forcing them to make the emergency, and controversial, signing of Leganes forward Martin Braithwaite.
The new arrival could start in attack or out on the left, with Ansu Fati an alternative, or even Arturo Vidal – who has lined up out wide or as an attacking midfielder in recent weeks.