Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 24 October 2021
Kick-off at 15:15 UK/ 16:15 CET
Venue: Camp Nou.
This weekend, football fans will be treated to one of the biggest derbies in the world as Barcelona and Real Madrid rekindle their rivalry.
Both teams were trounced for the La Liga title last season by a determined and deserved Atletico Madrid, but they are desperate to make amends this season.
A win against their primary prize opponent early in the season will boost team morale while demonstrating to detractors that they are serious and skilled enough to take back the La Liga crown.
At the Camp Nou, this match promises to be exciting. Real Madrid leads its hosts in the league table and is considered to have a greater chance of winning it this season, but there is still plenty of football to be played. Followers of Spain’s top flight know one thing: nothing can be taken for granted at this level.
Barcelona winning in front of their home crowd would throw the title race wide open, putting them in contention and demonstrating they can’t be written out. Will they succeed, or will the three points be sent to Madrid?
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Head-to-head
- The Royal Whites are on a three-fixture winning streak.
- They had scored two or more goals in all three meetings.
- The last they lost against this rival was back in March of 2019.
- Barca were winless in seven of the last eight clashes at this venue.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction:
Regardless of who wins this match, football fans will be treated to a thrilling 90 minutes of action as Barcelona and Real Madrid go head to head.
The home club may not be at their best and may be dealing with a variety of issues behind the scenes, but they will put their troubles aside and focus on the one thing they can control: winning games and gaining valuable La Liga points.
The players will not require any encouragement ahead of this game.
On paper, Real Madrid has the better team, but matches at this level aren’t decided by statistics. With some of the sport’s biggest stars on display, this will be a heated affair.
Real Madrid’s recent record has been terrible, and they will regard Barcelona as a wounded animal, but they are anticipated to recover, and at their best, they are capable of picking up a key three points.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Team News :
With Ronald Araujo injured and Jordi Alba doubtful, Barcelona’s defense is a mess. Pedri is also out, and Ousmane Dembele is unlikely to return to the starting lineup after his latest absence.
Real will be missing Gareth Bale and Dani Ceballos due to injury, while Eden Hazard is back in the lineup. Dani Carvajal may also return, and Isco may be able to join the team following a knock.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Pique, Garcia, Alba; F de Jong, Busquets, Gavi; Mingueza, Memphis, Ansu
Real Madrid: Courtois; Militao, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vini Jr