BAR vs RM Dream11: Barcelona host Real Madrid in the season's first El Clasico at Camp Nou, on Wednesday night. Both the rivals are level on 35 points with only a better goal-difference separating leader Barcelona from Real Madrid in 2nd place going into this all-important affair. The match was initially scheduled for October 26, but had to be postponed after the jailing of nine Catalonia separatists caused political unrest in Catalonia.
Visitors: Real Madrid
Competition: La Liga
Match Venue: Camp Nou
Match Timing: Wednesday, December 19, @12:30 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Barcelona to win: 1.80 (4/5), Probability to happen: 55.56%
Real Madrid to win: 4.20 (16/5), Probability to happen: 23.81%
Draw: 4.00 (3/1), Probability to happen: 25.00%
Barcelona team news: Midfielder Arthur remains on the sideline and won't feature here, while cricked Ousmane Dembele is also out of consideration due to his latest injury setback.
How Barcelona may line-up against Real Madrid?
Defence: Ter Stegen will start in goal, and should have fit-again Jordi Alba at left-back, while Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet should partner at the heart of the defence. Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto both are in the squad, but we expect the latter to get the nod at right-back due to his experience in this particular fixture.
Midfield: Despite some suggestions in the media that Sergio Busquets is slowing down, expect him to form the base in the midfield, with Ivan Rakitic and Frenkie de Jong alongside him.
Attack: No change here and we should see Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann starting the game.
Barcelona key players:
Lionel Messi: 12 Goals.
Luis Suarez: 09 Goals.
Antoine Griezmann: 06 Goals.
Barcelona squad to face Real Madrid:
Goalkeeper: Neto, Ter Stegen
Defenders: Pique, Lenglet, Semedo, Umtiti, Alba, Roberto
Midfield: Alena, de Jong, Vidal, Rakitic, Busquets
Attackers: Perez, Ansu Fati, Griezmann, Suarez, Messi
Real Madrid Team News: Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard, Lucas Vazquez and Marcelo remain out injured and won't feature here. In addition, James Rodriguez, who returned to training recently, also misses out due to the lack of match fitness.
How Real Madrid may line-up against Barcelona?
Defence: Thibo Courtois should keep Areola on the bench. Sergio Ramos will lead the team, and should have Raphael Varane beside him and Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy out as the wing-backs.
Midfield: Casemiro was held ut of the game against Valencia due to the risk of suspension, but he will be lining-up here, with Tony Kroos and Luka Modric in the midfield. Federico Valverde has been superb and is likely to start here.
Attack: Karim Benzema will definitely start the game, while Gareth Bale is expected to get the nod ahead of Rodrygo.
Real Madrid key players:
Karim Benzema: 12 Goals.
Sergio Ramos: 03 Goals.
Gareth Bale: 02 Goals.
Real Madrid squad to face Barcelona:
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, Altube
Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Mendy
Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco
Forwards: Benzema, Bale, Jović, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo
Barcelona: Ter Stegen (GK), Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, De Jong, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann
Real Madrid: Courtois (GK), Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy, Tony Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Valverde, Bale / Rodrygo, Benzema
Barcelona hardly lose at home and will start the game as favorites.