Barcelona vs Real Madrid predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of El Clasico

Barcelona sponsor Real Madrid in one of the tensest El Clasico derbies in the past couple of decades.

The fixture was initially supposed to occur 52 days past but had been postponed and hastily rescheduled because of public protests and clashes over Catalan liberty.

This unrest has overshadowed the accumulation into the match, nevertheless, on the area, the 2 sides are flat on very top of both La Liga, either on 35 points with a match in hand over their closest challengers Sevilla.

Both sides slid up in their latest excursions, together with Barcelona held to a 2-2 draw by Real Sociedad and Madrid unable to capitalise the next day as they drew 1-1 from Valencia.

This is all you want to understand:

When can it be?

The game kicks off at 7pm on Wednesday 18 December.

How do I see it?

The game will be broadcast live on Premier Sports, together with coverage starting at 7pm.

Team information

Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele stays absent for Barcelona, whereas Arthur is also fighting with trauma following sightseeing sessions slowed his recovery.  Nelson Semedo can be obtained after returning from injury last weekend,

Real Madrid: Eden Hazard may overlook the fixture using a foot injury, while Marcelo, James Rodriguez, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez have all been ruled out.

Ferland Mendy may return in the side after returning from suspension. Casemiro is predicted to come back to the beginning line-up after being rested last weekend, while the two Vinicius and Gareth Bale are pushing to get a spot in the twenty five.

Predicted line-ups

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann

Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius

Opportunities

Barcelona — 4/5

tug — 3/1

Real Madrid — 3/1