Barcelona and Real Madrid will horn today for the first El Clasico of 2020-21. The most intense rivalry in club football resumes this Saturday as Barcelona host Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in the 245th competitive El Clasico.
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In the Champions League match, Barcelona picked up a 5-1 victory against Ferencvaros on Wednesday. On the other hand, Madrid is appearing after a loss in Europe, this time to Shakhtar Donetsk, going down 3-2 at home. But the team hasn’t lost the Clasico on the road under Zinedine Zidane.
In the last game in the LaLiga, Barcelona had gone down with their 1-0 loss to Getafe. Barcelona is at the 10th position in the points table with 2 wins and one each draw and loss, with a total of 7 points of the 4 matches played. Ronald Koeman will be coming up with new tactics against Madrid to take his team to another victory. Messi is the key factor for Barcelona. Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen continues to be on the treatment due to a knee injury also defender Samuel Umtiti has been sidelined due to knee problems.
Real Madrid have 10 points from five outings. A win tonight will see them move to the top slot currently led by Real Sociedad, who have 11 points. Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal and midfielder Martin Odegaard have been ruled out due to injuries.
Ramos is expected to make a comeback to the playing XI, the player was out due to knee issue. Zinedine Zidane will be trying to bounce back from another disappointing outing in the Champions League.
Our prediction: Barcelona is expected to make victory over their rivals, Real Madrid.