The Clasico is here. La Liga leaders Real Madrid host Barcelona on Sunday in a still titanic clash. Both teams approach this match in exceptional form. With four-game winning streaks in the league, Real will be looking to retain or expand their 10-point cushion at the top, while Barca are looking to increase their chances of finishing in the top four and qualifying for the League of Nations. champions.
Here are our scenarios, how you can watch the game and more:
How to watch and odds
Dated: Sunday March 20 | Time: 4 p.m. ET
Location: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu — Madrid, Spain
Television/Live Broadcast: ESPN+
Odds: Real Madrid +110; Draw +265; Barcelona +235; O/U 2.5 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Real Madrid: Eder Militao was out with the flu and missed Monday’s game against Mallorca. But the starting centre-back is expected to be ready to leave for El Clasico. Otherwise, Carlo Ancelotti’s squad are almost complete and ready to build on PSG’s Champions League vibes.
Barcelona: The injury list remains long with Sergi Roberto (hamstring), Samuel Umtiti (toe), Alex Balde (ankle), Ez Abde (knee ligament) still missing. Sergino Dest (hamstring) has joined the long list after missing Thursday’s Europa League game against Galatasaray, which will likely open the door for 38-year-old veteran Dani Alves. Winger Ansu Fati has struggled with his hamstring injury, having missed 13 games so far, but is expected to return soon. It seems unlikely that he will return for El Clasico but we could be a week away from his return.
A match filled with goals, tense moments and aggression ends with a point for everyone. Take: Real Madrid 2, Barcelona 2 (Draw +265 and over 2.5)