El Clasico is set for the Spanish capital on Sunday
Real Madrid versus Barcelona is nearly here. The 2017 Clasico arrives on Sunday morning as Lionel Messi and company head to the Spanish capital to take on Cristiano Ronaldo and Los Blancos. It’s a match that could ultimately go a long way in deciding who wins the league, as first-place Real Madrid enters with a three-point cushion and a match in hand.
Here’s everything you need to know about the match and how to watch it:
Barcelona is without the suspended Neymar, while Real Madrid looks like it will have Gareth Bale back after he resumed training midweek. Pepe and Raphael Varane are both missing at the back for Real.
Potential starting XI
Real Madrid: Navas; Marcelo, Nacho, Ramos, Carvajal; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Ronaldo, Benzema, Vazquez/Isco.
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Alba, Mascherano, Pique, Roberto; Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic; Alcacer/Turan, Suarez, Messi.
When: Sunday at 2:45 p.m. ET
Where: Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports and beIN Sports in Spanish
Stream: fuboTV and beIN Sports Connect
Real Madrid to win – 21/10
Draw – 3/1
Barcelona to win – 21/20
Barca enters having won just once in its last four matches and doesn’t have Neymar here. On the road and without momentum, Barca can’t get it done as the hosts inch closer to the title. Real Madrid 3, Barcelona 2.