Real Madrid vs Barcelona preview: Prediction, team news, lineups & how to watch on TV

The La Liga logo with the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid Club Badges
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After they fought incredibly hard for 120 minutes on Wednesday evening, there is no rest for Real Madrid. That said, join The Real Champs for our Real Madrid vs Barcelona preview, including a score prediction, team news, predicted lineups & how to watch on TV information.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona preview

Cannot attend the match in person? Not to worry as there are plenty of options. Here is all the information about how to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona on TV...

How to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona on TV

  • When is kick off? Sunday 21 April 2024
  • What time is kick off? 20:00 (BST)
  • Where is it played? Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
  • TV Channel / live stream? Viaplay Sports 1, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes, fuboTV

Real Madrid team news

Miraculously, Real Madrid came out of the gruelling encounter against Man City in midweek relatively unharmed. Perhaps the only concern for Real Madrid is Vinicius Junior, who was subbed off very late into the tie. However, it didn't look like anything to be concerned about from the naked eye.

Aurelien Tchouameni will return from the suspension which he served in midweek, a great boost for Real Madrid to have a fresh player in this upcoming bragging rights tie.

Thibaut Courtois and David Alaba remain injured as they are not expected to be back for at least this tie.

Barcelona team news

Barcelona are similar to their El Clasico rivals with the respect of players returning from suspension. For the visiting side, Andreas Christensen and Serio Roberto will return to contention under Xavi. Barca also have two players ruled out as long-term absentees in Gavi and Alejandro Balde, as per Standard.

Predicted Real Madrid vs Barcelona lineups

Predicted Real Madrid lineup vs Barcelona: Lunin; Carvajal, Rudiger, Tchouameni, Mendy; Valverde, Modric, Kroos, Rodrygo; Vinicius, Bellingham

Predicted Barcelona lineup vs Real Madrid: ter Stegen; Kounde, Christensen, Araujo, Cancelo; de Jong, Pedri, Gundogan; Yamal, Lewandowski, Felix

Real Madrid vs Barcelona prediction

It is still all to play for in La Liga. Of course, Real Madrid have a healthy advantage but should Barcelona snatch a result, it could become much more tense. With that said, I expect Carlo Ancelotti to go all-out to. win this match, doing everything in his power to make the remainder of the season comfortable. I will go with Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona.


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