One of the biggest fixtures in world football takes place on Saturday as Barcelona host Real Madrid in LaLiga.
El Clasico is always a much-anticipated event, but this year there’s as much intrigue from the two sides’ form and recent matches as there is over the size of the clubs.
Barca have won two of their four matches the league this season and lost last weekend to Getafe – though they won in midweek in the Champions League.
Real Madrid have won three from five in LaLiga, but have suffered surprise back-to-back defeats to Cadiz and Shakhtar Donetsk over the past week.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
What time is the game?
The match kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, 24 October at Camp Nou.
Where can I watch it?
The game will be shown live on LaLiga TV. It can also be streamed via the Premier Sports Player website or app.
What is the team news
Barcelona are without first-choice goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, while Samuel Umtiti is missing from the defensive ranks – though wouldn’t have played anyway.
Jordi Alba is the only other notable potential absentee after missing recent games.
For Real Madrid, Eden Hazard is out until the international break and right-backs Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola are also injured. Martin Odegaard and Mariano are doubts, but Sergio Ramos is fit and available after missing midweek.
FCB: Neto; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Dest; De Jong, Busquets; Griezmann, Coutinho, Fati; Messi.
RMA: Courtois; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Barcelona – 15/14
Draw – 11/4
Real Madrid – 45/17
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