One of the biggest LaLiga Clasicos in recent memory is coming up as Barcelona host Real Madrid at the Camp Nou knowing that a victory would go a huge way to securing the title.
The Blaugrana are nine points ahead of Real Madrid coming into the game so they could have a 12-point lead by the end of proceedings with 12 games left to play. It would not secure the title but it would certainly make it much harder for Real Madrid to reel Xavi‘s side in.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid predicted line-ups
It seems that Barcelona are going to be without both Pedri and Ousmane Dembele for the game as they’re unlikely to make their return from injury in time to face Real Madrid.
After having a few injury issues lately, Carlo Ancelotti is only going to be without David Alaba, who will not be making his comeback from injury, and the suspended Alvaro Rodriguez.
Karim Benzema is expected to be back in the starting XI for Real Madrid, despite picking up a knock in the midweek Champions League win.
Barcelona predicted XI (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; De Jong, Busquets, Kessie; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi.
Real Madrid predicted XI (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: When does El Clasico start?
The huge game between Barcelona and Real Madrid kicks off at 21:00 CET on Sunday, March 19, which is the local time in Barcelona.
In the UK it will begin at 20:00 GMT, which is 16:00 ET and 13:00 PT.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Where to watch El Clasico?
LaLiga Santander fans can watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid on Sunday in the UK on LaLiga TV and Viaplay UK.
For those in the United States, ESPN+ are the rights holders for LaLiga Santander.
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