BAR vs RM Dream11 Match Prediction: Christmas is a week away, yet La Liga decides to treat the fans with an El Clasico. The two Spanish Giants to lock horns in the title race.
El Clasico is truly the most awaited fixture worldwide, the two Spanish clubs hold fierce rivalry for more than 100 years. A tie which is watched by millions across the globe was scheduled initially in the month of October.
However, the political scenario in Catalonia forced the organizers to reschedule it. There are protests expected on Wednesday outside Camp Nou, however, one can expect football to be a peace messenger between two disputed territories.
Goal difference separates the sides at the top of the table. It is fair to say that Barcelona this season have not been lethal against their oppositions. They have already lost three matches, that’s exactly the same number of matches they lost in La Liga 18-19 Season.
Despite shaky start this season, the Catalan side has won seven out of seven games played at home and have scored a mammoth 30 goals in these seven games. The hosts have managed to win 4 out of the last 10 El Clasico’s and are the favourites to win on Wednesday with a margin of 2 goals.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, have been rejuvenated by Zinedine Zidane’s return as the head coach. In La Liga this season the visitors have lost only one game so far. Looking at Barcelona forward line up, it is expected that Ramos & Co. would be tested on numerous occasions.
Absence of Hazard and Marcelo might prove an expensive affair for the visitors. Las Blancos have won 3 out of the last 10 El Clasico’s and expected to score a goal against their arch-rivals in Catalonia.
|El CLasico Last 10 Meetings|
|1||2nd Mar 19||Santiago Benabeu||–||0 – 1||Rakitic 26’|
|2||18-19 Sem||Santiago Benabeu||–||0 – 3||Suarez 50’ & 73’, Varane O.G. 69’‘|
|3||18-19 Sem||Camp Nou||Vazquez 6’||1 – 1||Malcom 57’|
|4||28th Oct 18||Camp Nou||Marcelo 50’||1 – 5||Suarez 30’,75’,83’, Coutinho 11’, Vidal 87’|
|5||6th May 18||Camp Nou||Ronaldo 14’, Bale 72’||2 – 2||Suarez 10’, Messi 52’|
|6||23rd Dec 17||SantiagoBernabeu||–||0 – 3||Suarez 54’, Messi 64’, Vidal 93’|
|7||17 – 18 Fin||Santiago Bernabeu||Asensio 4’, Benzema 39’||2 – 0||–|
|8||17 – 18 Fin||Camp Nou||Pique O.G. 50’, Ronaldo 80’, Asenio 90’||3 – 1||Messi 77’|
|9||3rd Dec 16||Camp Nou||Ramos 90’||1 – 1||Suarez 53’|
|10||2nd Apr 16||Camp Nou||Benzema 62’, Ronaldo 85’||2 – 1||Pique 56’|
|RM 3||D3||BAR 4|
The midweek fixture is a very important tie for both the teams. Both teams are affected by injuries and have a vulnerable defence line up.
Barcelona: Arthur, Dembele, Todibo, Wague and Junior Firpo are out due injury
Real Madrid: Hazard, Marcelo, Vazquez, Rodrigues, Asensio, Diaz and Alvaro Ordiozola are
out due to injury.
Predicted Line Ups
Barcelona: Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Rakatic, Busquets, De Jong, Messi, Suarez
Real Madrid: Courtouis, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Rodrygo,
Benzema and Vinicius.
La Liga 2019-20 El Clásico
Match: Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Date: 19th December 2019, Thursday 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona
Barcelona: Messi, Suarez and De Jong
Real Madrid: Benzema, Kroos and Rodrygo
BAR vs RM Dream11 GoalKeeper
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has been in terrific form for the Catlan side this season. The Barca keeper has made 31 saves in 16 appearances with an average of 1.94 saves per game.
BAR vs RM Dream11 Defenders
Since I am expecting both teams to score I have selected only three defenders. I expect Barcelona to score more than two goals; that’s the reason I have selected one Real Madrid Defender and two Barcelona defenders.
Jordi Alba has scored a goal and Clement Lenglet has assisted a goal for the home side. Ferland Mendy has been clinical for the visitors this season, Mendy has successfully completed 236 passes this season and is expected to fit in for injured Marcelo.
BAR vs RM Dream11 Midfielders
With Hazard Vazquez, Rodrigues, Asensio and Arthur missing out due to injuries it was difficult to select the midfielders. I am astonished by Modric lately and had to make a very difficult decision of not picking him in my side.
Since I have selected a 3-4-3 formation I have to select midfielders who can build up the game for their respective sides. Toni Kroos and Carlos Casemiro have collectively scored 3 goals and assisted 3 goals so far this season.
Apart from scoring they have completed a mammoth 890 and 744 passes respectively. Sergio Busquets has scored a goal and assisted two goals so far, whereas Ivan Rakitic has assisted one goal this season.
BAR vs RM Dream11 Forwards
The forward line is a real powerhouse in this game, in spite of scoring in the last game I have dropped Griezmann as I feel Messi and Suarez would definitely score for the hosts.
Lionel Messi and Luiz Suarez have scored 12 and 9 goals in the La Liga this season to add to the tally they have collectively assisted 9 goals, on the other hand, Karim Benzema has scored 12 and assisted 5 goals.
BAR vs RM Dream11 Captain and Vice-Captain
I am expecting a 3-1 scoreline in favour of the Catlan side. I expect Messi, Suarez and Benzema to score. So I have selected Messi as my captain and Suarez as the Vice-Captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.