Real Madrid vs Barcelona 2022/23: Team news, predicted line-ups & kick off time

The biggest fixture on the football calendar takes place at the Bernabéu on Sunday, with Real Madrid welcoming their bitter rivals Barcelona for the first El Clasico of the season.

Barcelona and Real Madrid have both picked up 22 points after registering seven wins and one draw in eight games, with the Blaugrana topping the table due to goal difference.

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.

Team news

Los Blancos have been dealt a huge blow, as Thibaut Courtois hasn’t recovered in time to face last season’s runners-up. Dani Ceballos is also still working on his recovery and hasn’t made the squad.

Despite the heavy blow he picked up against Shakhtar last time out, Antonio Rüdiger has been deemed fit enough to make the squad.

As for Barcelona, Jules Kounde is expected to return to action after recovering from injury, but Andreas Christensen, Ronald Araujo, Memphis Depay and Hector Bellerin will all miss out.

Predicted line-ups

Real Madrid (4-3-3):


Carvajal — Militao — Alaba — Mendy

Modric — Tchouaméni — Kroos

Valverde — Benzema — Vinicius

Barcelona (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen

Kounde — Pique — Garcia — Balde

Pedri — Busquets — Gavi

Raphinha — Lewandowski — Dembele

Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)

Real Madrid: 4 Wins
Draws: 0
Barcelona: 1 Win

Kick-off time

Real Madrid host Barcelona on Sunday (16 October) at 16:15 CEST.

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