BAR vs RM Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: October 28, 08:45 PM, IST
Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona
BAR vs RM Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Defending champions FC Barcelona host the first El Clasico of the season as the struggling challenger Real Madrid head to Catalonia to play their eternal rival tomorrow at Camp Nou.
The club football match can’t get any bigger than this. It’s the big one. It’s the El Clasico. And for the first time since 2007, both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be taking part in this global showpiece match of the season.
Barcelona’s Argentine superstar suffered a broken arm against Sevilla, forcing him to miss the Inter Milan clash in the Champions League. The 5-times Ballon d’Or will be missing the three-week of action but the early signs are that Barca may be more equipped to deal with the absence of their star man than Madrid who, without Ronaldo, looked a pale shadow of their former self.
After struggling in a three-game period where Ernesto Valverde’s team lost against Leganes and drew at home vs Girona, it seems that Barcelona have returned to their marauding best both in the league and Europe. Last weekend, Barca won the top of the table clash 4-2 against Sevilla, followed by a comfortable 2-0 win over Inter Milan in the Champions League. Though the questions remain about the defensive stability, the recent form of keeper Marc-André ter Stegen has been impressive and could prove to be a difference in the El Clasico.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, find themselves in the middle of a crisis at the moment. For all the talk of head coach Julian Lopotegui showing his back to the Spain job in the middle of the World Cup, right now he is a man walking alone, with the chopping hanging over his head. However, the Madrid management has confirmed that Lopotegui will definitely be managing the Los Blancos at least in this match.
Last time out, Real eked out a 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen in Europe and snapped their five-game winless run which started with a 3-0 chastening loss against Sevilla. That run is the reason why Lopotegui is in hot waters at the moment. Also, Real’s accumulation of 14 points from the first 9 games in the worst return in the last 17 years.
Will the Spanish manager survive if Real lose the El Clasico?
Recent form (Last six matches)
FC Barcelona – L D W D W W
Real Madrid – L D L L L W
BAR vs RM Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid Team News:
Injured – Lionel Messi will be missing this clash due to a broken arm. While Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen remain sidelines through injury. As a result, Clement Lenglet should partner Gerard Pique at the back.
Suspended – None
Questionable – Arthur was taken off in the second half against Inter Milan due to fitness concerns. However, he should be fine to play this match.
Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic should also continue alongside the Brazilian.
Note: Rafinha more than grabbed his chance in the absence of Lionel Messi. He should start this match alongside Luis Suarez.
Key Players – Phillipe Coutinho, Luis Suarez
Injured – Dani Carvajal has been ruled out of this massive clash with a calf complaint. Nacho Fernandez or Alvaro Odriozola should be the replacement with the former providing much more stability.
Suspended – None
Questionable –First-choice left-back Marcelo limped off against Viktoria Plzen in the champions league, but should be fit to play this match.
Croatian playmaker Luca Modric could also be dropped to the bench with Dani Ceballos replacing him in midfield.
Note: Real Madrid have a good recent record against Barcelona, scoring at least 2 times in 5 of their last 6 matches against the Catalan giants in all competitions.
Key Players – Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale
BAR vs RM Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
FC Barcelona– Ter Stegen (GK), Alba, Lenglet, Pique, Semedo, Busquets, Arthur, Rakitic, Coutinho, Rafinha, Suarez
Real Madrid– Courtois (GK), Marcelo, Varane, Ramos, Odriozola, Casemiro, Kroos, Ceballos, Isco, Benzema, Bale
BAR vs RM Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
While the pre-match build-up is all about the absence of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the hosts look more balanced to get a good result in this match. However, the form goes out of the window in these kinds of matches and anything could happen at Camp Nou come tomorrow. It could also be the game where Julian Lopotegui saves his job, but looking at that possibility is a far-fetched imagination and we are not going there.
A home win is our prediction. Prediction 3-1
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