Real Madrid and Barcelona face each other just three days after the intense first leg at the Camp Nou. Los Blancos got a very important 1-3 lead out of that game so they will win the title unless Barça pull out a big away win at the Bernabeu tonight.
Coach Zinedine Zidane could use this game to make some rotations and keep most of his starting lineup fresh for Sunday’s match against Deportivo, which will be their opening game in the upcoming 2017-18 La Liga season.
Most reports from Spain indicate that players like Lucas Vazquez, Theo Hernandez, Marco Asensio or Nacho could be in the XI. It would make sense to give Marcelo, Isco or Varane some rest but Zidane could think otherwise.
On the other hand, Barcelona are not expected to make any rotations after coach Ernesto Valverde said in the pre-match press conference that he will try to earn that away win to conquer the title.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Navas, Carvajal, Nacho, Ramos, Theo, Casemiro, Modric, Asensio, Vazquez, Bale, Benzema.
Barcelona predicted XI: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Denis Suarez, Deulofeu, Messi, Suarez.