The BAR vs RM match preview –
The first El-Clasico of the 2018/19 season has arrived and it will be league leaders in Barcelona playing hosts to Real Madrid on Sunday.
Barcelona have been the best team in a league this year. Even though they did lose a game against the last placed team in Leganes, but that is down to a lapse of concentration. They will be without their talisman in Lionel Messi who suffered a fracture in the last La Liga game. Still, with the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic they have players with world-class ability to defeat any team. A win in this huge contest will only help them in their case of defending the title as well.
However, Real Madrid are in a bad shape right now. After three losses in a row, they finally won a game but that too was a laboured attempt against a lowly Viktoria Plzen side. Coach Julen Lopetgui could very well be out of the job in a few games but he has a chance at redemption with this fixture. Even though with their current form this is the worst possible time for Real Madrid to take on Barcelona, a win in this fixture or an inspired performance can help the management see that there is still some life left in this great club.
BAR vs RM Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 99,354.
Where to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid live?
The clash will take place at 8:45 PM (IST) on October 28th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.
Stats and Facts for Real Madrid vs Barcelona:
BAR vs RM recent form (Last six matches)
Barcelona – W W D W D L
Real Madrid– W L L L D L
BAR vs RM Head to head
Barcelona Won – 93
Real Madrid Won – 95
Drawn – 50
BAR vs RM Team News:
- Rafinha scored a goal in the last game and he will be vying for the right wing position along with Ousmane Dembele.
- Lionel Messi, Thomas Vermaelen and Samuel Umtiti are the only absentees for the team.
- Marc Andre Ter Stegen will be the goalkeeper for Barcelona.
- Raphael Varane will be returning to the starting lineup with Lucas Vazquez, Isco and Marco Assensio fighting for the left-wing slot.
- Daniel Carvajal is sidelined for Real Madrid.
- Thibaut Courtois will be the safety net for the backline.
BAR vs RM Probable Playing 11:
Real Madrid –
Courtois (GK), Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Bale, Benzema, Assensio/Isco
ter Stegen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal/Arthur, Rafinha/Dembele, Suarez, Coutinho
Players to look out for-
- Gareth Bale
The Wales winger was expected to take up the role of scoring the majority of goals since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. But, a return of only four goals in 10 games isn’t a good return, and we expect more from him at this point in the season.
- Luis Suarez
The Barcelona striker will be looking to score some crucial goals in the upcoming fixture. He is the only out and out striker in the team since the injury of Lionel Messi and has to dawn the role of a leader.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Barcelona vs Real Madrid –
On form, Barcelona are the better team and we back them to win the game.
BAR vs RM Dream 11 Team Predictions-