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Real Madrid vs Barcelona, 2021 El Clasico: Predicted lineups

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Real Madrid host Barcelona in what will be the last El Clasico of the 2020-2021 season. This is a decisive match for both sides, who are fighting to cut Atletico de Madrid’s current lead in the table. The loser of this game could potentially be out of the race for La Liga title and a draw is not a positive result for neither team.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Lucas Vazquez, Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Asensio, Vinicius, Benzema.

Barcelona predicted XI: Ter Stegen, Dest, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Griezmann, Dembele, Messi.

Coach Zinedine Zidane could be tempted to make some rotations after the tough match against Liverpool played on Tuesday, but Madrid’s predicted XI completed a very convincing performance then and the veterans seem fresh enough for yet another intense game.

Barcelona are a dangerous offensive team with Griezmann, Dembele, Messi, Dest and Alba all impacting the game but could be vulnerable defensively, so it will be important for Madrid’s backline to play with composure in the absence of both Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM EL CLASICO

Date: 04/10/2021

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

Venue: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain.

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

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

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