Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Predicted line-ups, kick-off time, how and where to watch on TV and online

Los Blancos host the Blaugrana in the first Clasico of the season

After netting a late equaliser to draw away 1-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, Real Madrid are set to host Barcelona on Sunday in what will be the first Clasico of the 2022/23 campaign.

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

In fact, Barcelona have conceded just one goal in LaLiga Santander, while Real Madrid have kept just one clean sheet thus far.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona predicted line-ups

Los Blancos have been dealt a huge blow, as starting goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will miss out again due to injury, with Andriy Lunin covering for him in goal.

Dani Ceballos is also sidelined, but Antonio Rudiger could be at Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal after picking up a head injury against Shakhtar.

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.

Real Madrid’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Andriy Lunin; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni, Toni Kroos; Rodrygo Goes, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.

Barcelona’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Marc-Andre Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia, Marcos Alonso; Gavi, Sergio Busquets, Pedri; Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele.

When does Real Madrid vs Barcelona start?

After netting a late equaliser to draw away 1-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, Real Madrid are set to host Barcelona on Sunday in what will be the first Clasico of the 2022/23 campaign.

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

In fact, Barcelona have conceded just one goal in LaLiga Santander, while Real Madrid have kept just one clean sheet thus far.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona predicted line-ups

Los Blancos have been dealt a huge blow, as starting goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will miss out again due to injury, with Andriy Lunin covering for him in goal.

Dani Ceballos is also sidelined, but Antonio Rudiger could be at Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal after picking up a head injury against Shakhtar.

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.

Real Madrid’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Andriy Lunin; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni, Toni Kroos; Rodrygo Goes, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.

Barcelona’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Marc-Andre Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia, Marcos Alonso; Gavi, Sergio Busquets, Pedri; Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele.

When does Real Madrid vs Barcelona start?

This Sunday’s match between Real Madrid and Barcelona kicks off at 16:15 CET, the local time in Spain. For those living in the UK, you can tune in at 15:15 BST. For American viewers, the match will begin at 10:15 ET/ 07:15 PT.

Where to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona

The LaLiga Santander match between Real Madrid and Barcelona will take place at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, October 16. For those living in the UK you can watch the game on Premier Sports 1 and LaLiga TV, while viewers in the USA can tune in via ESPN+, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+.

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