The Spanish rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be renewed on Wednesday in the semi finals of the Spanish Super Cup.
Madrid’s tally of 11 Super Cup titles can only be bettered by Barcelona, with their most recent success coming against city rivals Atletico in 2020.
The first El Clasico of the season ended with Los Blancos winning 2-1 at Camp Nou back in October – their fourth successive win over Barcelona.
Xavi’s men do enter the contest on a six-game unbeaten streak across all tournaments, but they have only kept one clean sheet in their last nine competitive matches .
Who will book their place in Sunday’s final? Play here to make your predictions for the clash.
What time does Madrid vs Barcelona start?
The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at the King Fahd Stadium in Saudi Arabia.
Madrid vs Barcelona team news
Mariano Diaz and Gareth Bale are the only injury concerns for Real Madrid ahead of the showpiece.
Dani Carvajal could possibly get his place in the starting XI after returning from injury.
Karim Benzema will definitely be the focal point of the Madrid attack, supported by Vinicius Junior and Eden Hazard.
For Barcelona, Pedri and Ferran Torres tested positive for covid, thus missing the game as well as Sergi Roberto and Martin Braithwaite who are injured.
However Frenkie De Jong and Ansu Fati are back and raring to go.
Madrid vs Barcelona head to head
Barca hold a slender advantage, winning 24 times out of the 64 matches played, compared to Madrid’s 22 victories.
18 matches have ended in a draw.
Madrid vs Barcelona current form
A 1-0 defeat to Getafe is Madrid’s only loss in their last five games, winning three times and sharing the spoils in another.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are unbeaten in that run, winning three times and drawing the rest.
Madrid vs Barcelona prediction
Madrid look to be a team in better form than Barcelona at the moment and the odds favor them to win this game.