Even away from LaLiga, El Clasico remains a tremendous spectacle. While the Spanish Super Cup is hardly the trophy either side will be desiring most between now and the end of the season, the winner will certainly be making a statement of intent for the months ahead.
The LaLiga title race is looking like a far closer event than in recent years and the victor in Riyadh could take a psychological advantage heading into the second half of the season.
Madrid overcame Valencia to reach the final as they attempt to defend their crown won in 2022, while Barca – who last won the competition in 2018 - beat Real Betis.
Here are all the details...
Date, kick-off time and venue
Real Madrid vs Barcelona is scheduled for a 7pm GMT kick-off time on Sunday January 15, 2023.
The King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will host the match.
Where to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona
TV channel: The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 in the UK, with coverage starting at 6.30pm.
Live stream: For subscribers, the BT Sport app and website will offer a live stream service across laptops, games consoles, tablets and mobile devices.
LIVE coverage: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona team news
Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Militao, Mendy; Camavinga, Modric, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Subs: Lunin, Lopez, Vallejo, Nacho, Hazard, Asensio, Odriozola, Ceballos, Rodrygo, Mariano, Martin.
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Christensen, Kounde, Balde; De Jong, Pedri, Busquets; Gavi, Lewandowski, Dembele.
Subs: Fati, Torres, Pena, Depay, Marcos Alonso, Alba, Kessie, Sergi Roberto, Raphinha, Garcia, Tenas.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona prediction
Madrid are suffering from a number of injuries, which could seriously weaken their chances of beating their bitter rivals.
Top of the league as things stand, Barca look a safe bet.
Barcelona to win, 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Real Madrid wins: 102
Barcelona wins: 97
Real Madrid vs Barcelona latest odds
Real Madrid: 2/1
Odds via Betfair (Subject to change).