Barcelona vs Real Madrid prediction, preview, team news and more

The Spanish Super Cup kicks off with a massive fixture in Riyadh this weekend as Barcelona take on Real Madrid in El Clasico on Wednesday. These two Spanish giants have had contrasting fortunes this year and will be looking to win this game.

Barcelona are currently in sixth position in the La Liga standings, and have not been at its best this season. Although the Catalans have shown improvement under Xavi, they were held to a disappointing draw by Granada at the weekend.

Real Madrid, however, are currently at the top and have been very impressive this year. Los Blancos defeated Valencia by a 4-1 margin and will be confident going into this fixture.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head

Real Madrid have a slight edge over Barcelona and have won 99 out of 247 matches played between the two teams. Real Madrid has won 96 of the 96 Barcelona victories and Barcelona will be looking to reduce that deficit on Wednesday.

Real Madrid won 2-1 in October’s previous meeting between these two La Liga teams. Barcelona were outplayed in the match and have a point to prove in this fixture.

Barcelona form guide: D-W-W-D-W

Real Madrid form guide: W-W-L-W-D

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Team News

Barcelona have a few injury concerns

Barcelona

Ronald Araujo and Frenkie de Jong have recovered from their injuries but Sergi Roberto and Eric Garcia remain ruled out of this fixture. Pedri (and Ferran Torres) will travel with the squad, but their participation remains uncertain.

Injured: Sergi Roberto, Eric Garcia

Doubtful: Pedri, Ferran Torres, Martin Braithwaite, Ansu Fati

Suspended: None

Real Madrid have an excellent squad

Injured: Gareth Bale

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Predicted XI

Barcelona Predicted XI (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Dani Alves; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi; Memphis Depay, Ez Abde, Ousmane Dembele

Real Madrid Predicted XI (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Dani Carvajal; Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction

Barcelona have shown flashes of their potential under Xavi but are yet to become a clinical force in the final third. The Catalans could be a greater threat in the Spanish Super Cup with Ferran Torres and Pedri in the team.

Real Madrid are in great form right now and have been Spain’s best team this year. Los Blancos have a few more players than Madrid and are slightly ahead going into the game.

Prediction: Barcelona 2-3 Real Madrid

Edited by Aditya Hosangadi

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