Barcelona vs Real Madrid: What time does it start, where can I watch it, odds and more

It’s the first Clasico of the season as Barcelona take on Real Madrid at Camp Nou on Sunday afternoon.

Despite topping the table, Barcelona haven’t had a perfect start to the season, winning only five of their nine matches in the league so far; they’re top on 18 points, one point ahead of Espanyol and Alaves.

Real Madrid have had a torrid start to the season, and a negative result on Sunday could well spell the end for coach Julen Lopetegui; they come into the weekend in seventh position, four points off their opponents.


Candidates to replace Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid





1/8 Antonio Conte – 6/5

2/8 Arsene Wenger – 5/1

3/8 Guti – 12/1

4/8 Santiago Solari – 6/4

5/8 Mauricio Pochettino 25/1

6/8 Jose Mourinho 5/1

7/8 Laurent Blanc 33/1

8/8 Joachim Low – 33/1

1/8 Antonio Conte – 6/5

2/8 Arsene Wenger – 5/1

3/8 Guti – 12/1

4/8 Santiago Solari – 6/4

5/8 Mauricio Pochettino 25/1

6/8 Jose Mourinho 5/1

7/8 Laurent Blanc 33/1

8/8 Joachim Low – 33/1

What time does it start?

Barcelona vs Real Madrid kicks off at 3:15pm (BST) on Sunday 28th October.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live online on Eleven Sports 1 from 2:30pm (BST).

Highlights will be uploaded to the Eleven Sports website after the match.

It’s a big game for…

Thibaut Courtois: It’s fair to say things haven’t quite gone to plan for Courtois since his protracted summer move from Chelsea in the summer. On the assumption he starts on Sunday (Keylor Navas played in midweek against Viktoria Plzen), the 26-year-old could yet endear himself to the supporters with a good performance in his most important match since returning to the Spanish capital.

Best stat…

2007: This is the first Clasico featuring neither the injured Lionel Messi nor the recently departed Cristiano Ronaldo since December 2007 – a game Madrid won 1-0 with a Julio Baptista goal.

Remember when…

In Jose Mourinho’s first Clasico as Madrid manager, Barcelona embarrassed his side with a footballing masterclass in 2010. Goals from Xavi, Pedro, Jeffren and a double from David Villa piled on the humiliation – the 5-0 loss is still Mourinho’s worst-ever defeat as a manager.

Player to watch…

Luis Suarez: With Messi out injured, the burden will fall on Suarez to be the focal point of Barcelona’s attack. The Uruguayan, who has scored six times in 11 appearances against Madrid, has only scored four goals in La Liga this season, but his menacing threat and appetite for the big occasions means he will be Barcelona’s talisman on Sunday, with Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele the support acts.

Past three meetings…

Barcelona 2 (Suarez, Messi) Real Madrid 2 (Ronaldo, Bale), La Liga, May 2018

Real Madrid 0 Barcelona 3 (Suarez, Messi, Vidal), La Liga, December 2017

Real Madrid 2 (Asensio, Benzema) Barcelona 0, Spanish Super Cup, August 2017

Form guide…

Barcelona: LDWDWW

Real Madrid: LDLLLW

Odds…

Barcelona to win: 10/11

Real Madrid to win: 27/10

Draw: 13/5

(Odds provided by 888 Sport)

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