Well madridistas, today is the day. Amidst league stumbles and Champions League challenges, the big match has stealthily crept up on us. With the stakes as high as ever when it comes to the Clasico (or maybe even higher), both teams will be looking for a victory tonight.
The match will be featured in the Camp Nou, which gives Barcelona a definite home-field advantage. Also, the significance of the match will be the motivation for both teams to perform. As it stands, the point difference between the summit and second place of la Liga has dwindled to four points. If Real Madrid manage to somehow pull off a victory tonight, they will extend the gap to seven points, which almost secures their title. If Barcelona win, the gap becomes one point, which means that if Real Madrid ever slip up, we will be at Barca's mercy and relying on them to slip up as well. And calling on from the past, that is not a pleasant place to be.
Who will win El Clasico?
Read what some other fans predict after the jump.
"Barca will win 3-1. They've won after every game they've lost under Guardiola and I don't see the streak ending now. Madrid will start off well and might score early, but Barca will eventually dominate because Madrid will be too tired to press."
-Yusuf, Ethiopia, AC Milan
"It will be a 1-1 draw because both teams are tired yet will be eager to win. Although Barca has the home advantage, I believe Real Madrid can pull it through."
-Chan ,South Korea, Real Madrid
"Either a draw or Madrid win. Real Madrid players always perform better at the Nou Camp than the Bernanbeu ever since Mourinho became manager."
-Raghid, Lebanon, Chelsea
"I say it will be a draw: Madrid will score first then Barca will equalize."
-Zaina ,Syria, Barcelona
"After a hard loss, both teams confidence in their selves is going to be low... It's going to be a close match but Madrid is going to win because our bench is stronger than Barca's and after hard training for UEFA, no team's first team is going to be able to play 100%, therefore bench players are going to come in."
-Abe, Lebanon, Real Madrid
"Barca will win for sure. Their style of play will dominate Real and Barca has the home advantage."
-Fahad, Pakistan, Liverpool
"Barcelona's players are going to be tired since their game was after Real Madrid, but if they can forget about the Chelsea game, I see Barca winning 2-1."
-Saker, Palestine, Barcelona
Join us here on the live thread and watch Real Madrid take on Barcelona tonight, and Hala Madrid!