The match between Real Madrid vs Barcelona for the La Liga 2022/23 season will take place on a Sunday afternoon at the Bernabeu, and it will be one of the most important games on the entire football schedule.
There is no love lost in the most popular football rivalry in the world, but it looks like this year’s El Clasico will have a little bit more bite to it than usual.
How to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona
- Date: 16 October
- Time: 10:15 a.m. ET
- Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
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Real Madrid and Barcelona are now locked atop the La Liga table, with Barcelona holding a slim advantage over Real Madrid based on goal difference. Real Madrid will play home to Barcelona on Sunday. Both teams have a perfect record thus far in league play and are currently unbeaten in their respective divisions (7W-0L-1D, 22 points).
In the eight domestic matches Barcelona has played thus far, they have been excellent, keeping their opponents to a total of only one goal while scoring 20 of their own goals over that period. After a midweek draws at home against Inter Milan, which has put them on the verge of elimination from the UEFA Champions League, a once-confident side is now questioning its ability to compete at the highest level.
Real Madrid’s success in the Champions League has allowed them to become one of the first clubs to secure a spot in the competition’s knockout stage mathematically. However, they have not been dominating their opponents in La Liga or Europe, and they required a goal from Antonio Rudiger in the final minute of their match against Shakhtar Donetsk in the previous week in order to salvage a tie.
However, Real Madrid has a history of performing admirably under pressure, and the team will be eager to remind Barcelona that they are the reigning La Liga and European champions and that they play their home games in the capital of Spain.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Odds
Real Madrid has been given a minor advantage in the betting market due to the fact that they are playing at home, but it is abundantly evident that this match is still wide open for either team to win.
In spite of Barcelona’s shining record in the league’s defensive category, the market anticipates a high number of goals to be scored in this match. The proposition that “both teams will score” is the overwhelming favorite, as is the proposition that “over 2.5 goals will be scored.” The total target for even money is currently hovering around 3.0.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Predictable Lineups
Real Madrid Predictable XI: Lunin; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
Barcelona Predictable XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Kounde, Garcia, Balde; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Dembele, Lewandowski, Raphinha.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona prediction
Both of these teams come into this encounter with substantial weaknesses that need to be addressed. In Luka Modric’s absence, Real Madrid has had difficulty moving the ball upfield, contributing to a reduction in the quality of their attacking play. In the meantime, Barcelona has made a number of mistakes that will pay them dearly defensively.
Real Madrid will be thinking about getting revenge on Barcelona after suffering an unexplainable 4-0 loss at home to them in March of last season. This result damaged Real Madrid’s chances of winning the Champions Championship and their domestic league. After their embarrassing performance in the Champions League match against Inter Milan, Barcelona is currently under a great deal of pressure. After making significant investments over the summer, Xavi will be doing everything he can to ensure that his redesigned sign is successful.
Injuries will play a role in determining the outcome of this match. The defensive record Barcelona has been impressive (they have only conceded one goal in La Liga), but they will be without three key defenders for this match (Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen, and Jules Kounde). Furthermore, their replacements, Gerard Pique and Eric Garcia did not play particularly well in the midweek match against Inter Milan. The holding midfielder Sergio Busquets seems to be slowing down as he gets older as well. It is not the optimal setup going into a match against one of the top attacking units in the world since we are going to be facing them.