The highly-anticipated meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid is set to keep fans glued to their screens wherever they live, as both seem to have arguments to take home the win and cement their chances of winning the league title.
The Blaugrana side will make it to this game while on a two-game winning streak at Camp Nou in all competitions. The first of those games ended in a 3-1 win over Valencia in La Liga, while the other one saw them emerge victorious against Dynamo Kyiv in the UEFA Champions League. The Catalan giants enter this clash in seventh place, with a record showing four wins, three draws, and only one loss. On top of that, Koeman's team have a game in hand.
Barcelona will be eager to see Memphis Depay carrying the weight of the team as he has done throughout the season. The Dutch signing has scored four goals and has also handed out two assists, which leave testament of his relevance to the team's fortunes. If Los Culés want to keep all the points at home here, then Depay must play a key role in the way they prepare this clash.
On the other hand, Real Madrid will make it to this game with only one game played after the international break, which concluded in a 5-0 win for Los Merengues against Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League. Prior to that, Los Blancos have a record of five wins, two draws, and one loss, also with a game in hand.
It is no secret for football fans that Real Madrid's go-to guy in this game will be Karim Benzema, mainly because he leads the league with nine goals and seven assists and since every major attempt in front of goal seems to be led by the French ace. If Benzema's skills are controlled by Barcelona's defense, then Los Merengues will turn to Vinicius Jr. to lead the pack, since the Brazilian footballer has already beaten his personal record for most goals in La Liga (5) and has claimed a regular spot in the team's lineup over other marquee signings such as Gareth Bale or Eden Hazard. The 21-year-old footballer will make it to Camp Nou after scoring a brace and handing out an assist in Real Madrid's 5-0 win over Shakhtar this past Tuesday.
The clash between these teams could have serious consequences for the loser, especially if Los Culés drop the ball once more in front of their home crowd. Let's have a closer look at what history has to tell us prior to the game's kickoff, while also keeping in mind the kind of "weapons" each coach will have at their disposal for this key game.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid - Who's in and who's out?
Barcelona - Injured: Martin Braithwaite, Pedri, Ronald Araujo. Doubtful: Ousmané Dembelé, Jordi Alba.
Real Madrid - Injured: Dani Ceballos, Gareth Bale. Doubtful: Dani Carvajal, Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Isco.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid - Head-to-head stats
The last game between these teams ended in a 2-1 win for Real Madrid back in April 2021.
In fact, Real Madrid make it to this match while on a three-game winning against Los Culés.
Barcelona's last win against Real Madrid took place on March 2, 2019. That game concluded with a one-nil victory for Los Blaugranas.
Barcelona have only won one of their last six games at Camp Nou against Real Madrid in all comps.
Three of the last six games between these teams at Camp Nou have ended in a draw.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has faced Real Madrid three times prior to Sunday's game. His record shows one win and two losses. He is still looking for his first win against Los Blancos as Barcelona's boss.
Real Madrid tactician Carlo Ancelotti will face Barcelona for the 12th time. His record so far shows three wins, three draws, and five losses.
Carlo Ancelotti is unbeaten against Ronald Koeman in four previous meetings, winning three and drawing one more game.
Broadcast info - Barcelona vs Real Madrid
In Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Laliga 2, Movistar Laliga 1, Movistar Laliga.
In the U.S.: ESPN+.
In the U.K.: Premier Sports 1, LaLigaTV, Premier Player HD.
In Canada: TSN1, TSN.ca, TSN App.
In Germany: DAZN.
In France: Free, beIN Sports 1, beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
In Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal.
In Mexico: Blue To Go Video Everywhere, Sky HD.
In Australia: beIN SPORTS 2, Kayo Sports.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Broadcast Information
Stadium: Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Canada: TSN App, TSN1, TSN.ca
France: Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 1
India: JioTV, Voot Select, MTV India
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 1 Indonesia
Malaysia: beIN Sports Malaysia, beIN Sports Connect Malaysia
Nigeria: Startimes Sports Premium, Canal+ Sport 5 Afrique, SuperSport Laliga Nigeria, StarTimes App, DStv Now
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Spain: Movistar Laliga, Movistar Laliga 2, Movistar+, Movistar Laliga 1
Turkey: Spor Smart, D-Smart GO, S Sport+
United Kingdom: Premier Player HD, LaLigaTV, Premier Sports 1
United States: ESPN App, ESPN+