Match Preview Barcelona v Real Madrid: El Clásico More Balanced and Bizarre

Match Preview Barcelona v Real Madrid: El Clásico More Balanced and Bizarre


Real Madrid travel to Barcelona to play El Clásico two months later than the date appointed for the clash. The independentist protests and riots make the authorities decided to postpone El Clásico for December. Now both teams arrive in a good moment of form, with the same points at the top of the table, and with the leadership open for whoever wins the clash.

However, the risk for El Clásico is still there. The violent independentists have threatened to interrupt the game and the security measures are much higher than in other circumstances. Actually, both teams will be in the same hotel and will go to the stadium earlier than ever, to avoid any security problems.

Talking merely about sports, Real Madrid arrive to the clash in good form and with good moral after the late goal scored by Benzema in Valencia. Zinedine Zidane can recover Mendy in the left back and Casemiro will be in the midfield, with Kroos and Valverde. Probably also Modric will start, so Isco will go directly to the bench. In the attacking line, Bale and Rodrygo fight for the last position available.

Zinedine Zidane has never lost at Camp Nou and will try to get the three points that will be key for the battle of La Liga. He has won twice and draw three times, and now his team is in a much better form than in October, where the game should have been played.

Nevertheless, FC Barcelona have also improved. The Blaugranas drew against Real Sociedad in the last game, but their performances have been much better in the recent weeks, with Griezmann, Suárez and Messi scoring goals very easily. The weakest part of the team is the defensive line, conceding too many goals for a big team like Barça.

Who will win this El Clásico?