Real Madrid vs Barcelona live stream: How to watch El Clasico online and on TV tonight

Jamie Braidwood
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Real Madrid host Barcelona in El Clasico this evening in a mouth-watering clash that could help sway the La Liga title race in Spain.

The fierce rivals are just two points apart in the table as both sides attempt to hunt down leaders Atletico Madrid.

Visitors Barcelona have won their last six in La Liga and would go above Atletico if they secure three points, while defending champions Madrid sit in third place, three points off top spot.

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Atletico’s form has stuttered since the turn of the year and the winners of tonight’s match would be in pole position with eight matches to go this season. Madrid won the first Clasico of the season 3-1 at the Nou Camp back in October, while Lionel Messi could be featuring in his final Clasico with his future at Barcelona uncertain ahead of the summer.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match tonight.

What time is it on?

The match kicks off at 8:00 pm GMT on Saturday 10 April.

How can I watch?

The match will be broadcast live on LaLigaTV and Premier Sports in the UK. Sky and Virgin customers can sign up for both Premier Sport channels and LaLigaTV for £9.99 a month, while Sky subscribers can get LaLigaTV on its own for £5.99 a month. Alternatively, online viewers can purchase a pass for the Premier Sports Player for £5.99 a month.

What is the team news?

Real Madrid are without captain Sergio Ramos due to injury and Raphael Varane following the Frenchman’s positive Covid-19 test. Eder Militao and Nacho started and impressed in Madrid’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday and the makeshift centre back pair will be expected to start El Clasico. Dani Carvajal and Eden Hazard also remain unavailable for the hosts.

Barcelona also have fitness problems in defence and are expected to be without Gerard Pique. Oscar Mingueza is set to continue to deputise for the Spaniard alongside Clement Lenglet. Ansu Fati remains out for the visitors while Philippe Coutinho is out for the season.

Confirmed line-ups

Real Madrid: Courtois; Lucas Vázquez, Militao, Nacho, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Aruajo, Lenglet; Dest, Busquets, Pedri, De Jong, Jordi Alba; Messi, Dembélé

Odds

Real Madrid: 9/5

Draw: 14/5

Barcelona: 13/10

Prediction

While Barcelona’s recent form has been impressive, Real Madrid remain the team for the big occasion and find a way to win at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona

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