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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Busquets and Vinicius Junior compete for the ball
Busquets and Vinicius Junior compete for the ball / Eric Alonso/GettyImages

Real Madrid and Barcelona will contest the second Clasico of this season's La Liga on Sunday as a resurgent Barça look to dent Los Blancos' title hopes.

Carlo Ancelotti's side made it five wins in a row with a 3-0 victory over Mallorca last weekend, with Real Madrid now sitting ten points clear at the top.

Barcelona have enjoyed a resurgence under the guidance of former midfielder Xavi, with their 2-1 win over Galatasaray in midweek stretching their unbeaten run to eleven games in all competitions.

Here's everything you need to know about this weekend's clash.

How to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 20 March, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is it being played? Santiago Bernabeu
What TV channel is it on? La LigaTV (UK), ESPN+ (US)
Highlights? La Liga YouTube channel
Referee? Juan Martinez Munuera
VAR? Antonio Mateu Lahoz

Real Madrid team news

The main concern for Carlo Ancelotti is the status of Karim Benzema after the Frenchman sustained a leg injury in the closing minutes of Real Madrid's 3-0 win at Mallorca last time out.

The forward is likely to push to start - as he did against PSG in the Champions League - while Eder Militao will return to the squad after missing the victory over Mallorca with a virus.

Barcelona team news

Xavi will hope his players are fresh after their midweek Europa League success over Galatasaray in Turkey in midweek.

Dani Alves is likely to return to the side due to his omission from their European squad, although Barcelona will be without long-term absentees Samuel Umtiti, Ansu Fati and Sergi Roberto.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona head-to-head record

Real Madrid will be searching for their fifth straight Clasico triumph when they entertain their bitter rivals this weekend, with Barcelona's last derby victory coming all the way back in March 2019.

Los Blancos were victorious in the Super Cup meeting in Saudi Arabia in January, while goals from David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez settled the reverse Clasico at the Camp Nou earlier this season.

Real Madrid have won their previous two meetings at home to Barcelona, with Casemiro seeing red in injury time in last season's La Liga meeting in the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona score prediction

Victory for Ancelotti's men this weekend would consolidate their unassailable lead at the top of La Liga.

However, they will face a revamped Barcelona since the January transfer window, with Xavi's side having currently embarked on an 11-game unbeaten run.

They showed their powers of recovery in Istanbul in midweek after going a goal down to Galatasaray and, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in particularly hot form, Barça will fancy their chances of taking something from the Bernabeu.

Prediction: Real Madrid 2-2 Barcelona