Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Spanish La Liga
Date: 16 October 2022, Sunday
Kick-off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Barcelona is now in first place in La Liga and has had a respectable domestic record this year. However, the Catalan giants were held to a disappointing 3-3 tie by Inter Milan in their previous match, and they are currently in dire need of a victory.
Real Madrid has performed admirably this season and is now in second position in the league rankings. Los Blancos will need to step it up in this match after failing to upset Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League this week.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Head-to-head
- Real Madrid were the more successful side across competitions in the last several years, but it’s Barcelona who will come into this on the back of two straight wins in El Clasicos.
- Blaugrana claimed a demolishing 0-4 victory when they last visited Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in March this year.
- We’ve seen three or more goals in five of the last six El Clasicos.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction
Barcelona’s performance against Inter Milan this week was dreadful, and they will need a miracle to get to the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds. The Catalans have heavily invested in their team and cannot afford another season without a championship.
In La Liga, Real Madrid has stayed up with its Catalan rivals and has a strong recent record versus them. Due to how well matched both sides are right now, a draw this weekend is a possibility.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Team News
Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Sunday’s La Liga showdown between Real Madrid and Barcelona below.
Real Madrid Predicted Lineup
Daniel Ceballos is out with a hamstring complaint, while Belgian stopper Thibaut Courtois will be absent until the end of the month with a back injury. Back-up keeper Andriy Lunin will step into the breach for Real, just like he did in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Predicted Lineup for Real Madrid: Lunin – Vasquez, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy – Tchouameni, Modric, Kroos – Valverde, Vinicius Junior, Benzema
Barcelona Predicted Lineup
Andreas Christensen, Hector Bellerin and Ronald Araujo make up a trio of injured defenders for Barcelona, while Memphis Depay is out of action further up the pitch with a hamstring injury. Barca drew 3-3 at home to Inter in midweek in a disastrous UCL result that could have massive financial consequences for the club.
Predicted Lineup for Barcelona: ter Stegen – Roberto, Garcia, Pique, Alonso – Gavi, Busquets, Pedri – Dembele, Raphinha, Lewandowski