Real Madrid vs Barcelona: EL Classico 2022, When, Prediction

After the low-scoring game on match day eight, the ninth round of Laliga Santander starts on Saturday, 15 October 2022.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Real Madrid vs Barcelona during EL Classico
Image Source: The Mirror

The most exciting fixture in the matchday nine of Laliga Santander is the EL Classico match between Real Madrid vs Barcelona. It is one of club football’s most exciting and biggest football matches.

EL Classico is watched in over 180 countries generating a global audience of in excess of 650M viewers.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: When and Where

The Real Madrid vs Barcelona EL Classico match will be played at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.

Date 16th October 2022
Kick-off (India): 7:45 PM
Kick-off (USA): 10:15 AM (EST), 9:15 AM (CST), 7:15 AM (PST)
Kick-off (UK): 3:15 PM

Where to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the US?

Fans in the US can watch the Laliga Santander match through the ESPN TV channel.

The match can also be watched through live-streaming services like Hulu and ESPN+ in both English and Spanish.

Where to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the UK?

Fans in the United Kingdom must be wondering how to watch EL Classico in UK and can tune in to Premier Sports 1 TV service.

Similarly, fans can also tune in through the streaming service of Amazon Prime Video and Premier Player.

Fans can also take a subscription to Barca TV+ for the official matches of FC Barcelona which is the official video platform of the club.

Where to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona in India?

Fans in India wanting to watch Laliga Santander live can tune in to Sports 18 channel which has the official broadcasting right of the Laliga 2022/2023 season.

The live streaming can be tuned through the services like Voot and JioTV.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Previous Meeting

The previous meeting between Real Madrid and Barcelona was played on 24 July as a pre-season club-friendly match. The match was won by Barcelona with a scoreline of 1-0.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Matchday
The previous meeting between Real Madrid and Barcelona was played on 24 July,2022. The match was won by Barcelona with a scoreline of 1-0.
Image Source: Real Madrid

The match was decided by the early first-half goal of summer signing Raphinha.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Recent Forms

This season both teams are in excellent form and unbeaten in the league.

But, things are different out of the league for Barcelona as they have lost two matches in the Champions League and in the verge of elimination from the group stage whereas that is not the case for Real Madrid as they are top of their group.

Real Madrid: D-W-W-D-W

Barcelona: D-W-L-W-W

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Teams News

Both the teams suffered the injury blow before the EL Classico build-up.

Thibaut Courtois and Karim Benzema are the key figures who will be missed due to injury. Andriy Lunin and Rodrygo are expected to replace both players.

Antonio Rudiger suffered a big blow during the Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk and might sit on the bench.

Elsewhere, Madrid has a strong squad, where the midfield trio of Toni Kross, Luka Modric, and Tchouameni is likely to start.

On the other hand, Barcelona’s key defender has been pushed to the sideline. Eric Garcia and Frenki de Jong might start in the center-back position.

The front three of Lewandoski, Dembele, and Raphinha remain untouchable.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Odds to Win

Real Madrid vs Barcelona is the biggest football match in the world and a crucial contest for the LaLiga title.

Both teams are unbeaten in the league this season and tied with equal points and a similar number of goals scored.

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It is difficult to predict the scoreline in such a big fixture with both teams having world-class players in the squad.

So, the match is expected to draw.

Prediction: Real Madrid 2-2 Barcelona