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Predicted lineups: Real Madrid vs Barcelona, 2020 El Clasico

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Will Los Blancos salvage their season?

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Real Madrid’s Training Session On The Eve Of The Spanish ‘Clasico’ Photo by Raddad Jebarah/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Real Madrid host FC Barcelona for the second El Clasico of the 2019-2020 season. This one will be a decisive game in the race for the title, considering that Madrid are two points behind Barça in the table, meaning that a home loss tonight would force them to overcome a five-point deficit during the last few months of the season.

Los Blancos have lost all momentum they gained during the winter with a very discouraging 2-2 draw against Celta and losses to Levante and Manchester City.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Bale, Benzema.

Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Firpo, Busquets, Arthur, De Jong, Vidal, Griezmann, Messi.

It won’t be easy for Zidane to deploy a 4-4-2 formation now that Hazard is injured again. All in all, Bale is quite probably Zidane’s only option to start alongside Benzema, although the French coach could decide to take advantage of Vinicius’ solid form and give both the young winger and Isco a chance to start in a 4-3-3.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM EL CLASICO

Date: 03/01/2020

Time: 21:00 CET (local time), 03:00pm EST.

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)

Available Streaming: BeIN Sports Connect (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

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