El Clasico 2023 Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona date, time, playing 11, prediction, live stream where to watch

El Clasico 2023 Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona date, time, playing 11, prediction, live stream where to watch

Here is all you need to know about the upcoming El Clasico, news, schedule, starting lineup, prediction, injuries and more of Barcelona vs Real Madrid

In one of the biggest LaLiga Clasicos in recent memory, Barcelona will host Real Madrid at Camp Nou with the knowledge that a victory would go a long way towards sealing the championship.

El Clasico 2023 Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona date, time, playing 11, prediction, head to head record, live stream where to watch

The Blaugrana may end up with a 12-point advantage with 12 games left because they are now nine points clear of Real Madrid.

Even though it wouldn’t bring home the trophy, it would be considerably harder for Real Madrid to reel Xavi’s squad.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid predicted Starting XI and formation

Barcelona will probably be missing Pedri and Ousmane Dembele for the encounter against Real Madrid as neither player appears to be recovering from injuries in time.

Carlo Ancelotti will only be without suspended Alvaro Rodriguez and David Alaba, who won’t be making his comeback from injury due to recent injury worries.

Karim Benzema is expected to start despite picking up an injury during the team’s Champions League victory midweek.

Barcelona predicted XI (4-3-3):

Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; De Jong, Busquets, Kessie; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi

Real Madrid predicted XI (4-3-3):


Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius

Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona: What time does El Clasico begin?

The critical encounter between Barcelona and Real Madrid kicks off on March 19 at 21:00 CET, which is Barcelona’s local time.

In the UK it will begin at 20:00 GMT, which is 16:00 ET and 13:00 PT.

In India, El Clasico will kick off at 1:30 am IST on March 20.

Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona: Where to watch the El Clasico?

Sunday’s LaLiga Santander match between Barcelona and Real Madrid can be seen in the UK on LaLiga TV and Viaplay UK.

In the United States, LaLiga Santander will be televised on ESPN+.

Sports18 in India will broadcast every La Liga match.

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona’s El Clasico will be broadcast live in India on Sports18 1, Sports18 1 HD, and Sports18 Khel.

Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona head-to-head and prediction

Head to Head

These two teams have faced off against one another 252 times in all throughout history, with Real Madrid holding the head-to-head advantage with 101 victories to Barcelona’s 99, and 52 draws.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have played each other 185 times in La Liga, with 77 Real Madrid triumphs to Barcelona’s 73, with 35 La Liga games ending in draws.


Real Madrid will, as usual, prioritise the Champions League at this moment. It would not be a good sign, however, to lose the league to a Barcelona club that is still becoming better.


However, Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona is always much more than any title or points and both teams try their best to win the clash.

Barcelona’s ongoing off-field issues are still a problem. Now that yet another incident has surfaced, it looks that clearing up the mess behind the scenes may take some time.

In their last ten games, Real Madrid has only lost once, and that defeat came against Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa Del Rey quarterfinal.

The confidence of Carlo Ancelotti’s team would come from the two victories they had in their previous two games. They guaranteed their passage to the next round of the Champions League after defeating Liverpool in their most recent game.