Real Madrid host FC Barcelona in what could be a decisive match in the race for the La Liga title. Los Blancos have a three-point lead with one game at hand —at Vigo against Celta—, so they would be making a huge statement with a win. Barcelona need the three points as a draw would also benefit Real Madrid, so expect Messi and Co. firing on all cylinders early in the game. Barça will be without Neymar, who is suspended.
El Clasico kick-off time
20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST, 11.45am PDT.
Projected lineups for El Clasico
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Out: Pepe (ribs), Varane (hamstring)
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Pique, Mascherano, Umtiti, Roberto, Rakitic, Busquets; Iniesta, Alba; Messi, Suarez.
Out: Rafinha (knee), Vidal (ankle), Neymar (suspension)
Doubtful: Mathieu (ankle)
Prediction for El Clasico
Real Madrid 2 (Ronaldo, Benzema)-0 Barcelona
How to watch El Clasico
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.
Available streaming: BeIN Sports Connect (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY La Liga game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a huge offer for new members and Managing Madrid readers).
Who's the favorite?
Bookies are giving Real Madrid the edge.