Now Barcelona are 2 points ahead of Real Madrid in La Liga table. So this match is not only an El Clasico, but a top-of-the-table clash worth 6 points.
Both sides are halted in mid-week’s UCL game respectively. Maybe their attention is already focused on this El Clasico at the weekend.
Barcelona are totally dominant in La Liga of recent years, but their performance this season is not so impressive, and there are conflicts between the hierarchy and the players. Besides, their away quality this season has greatly declined. Although they have won all of their last 4 away games against Real Madrid in La Liga, Barcelona should not be overestimated this time.
As for Real Madrid, they are still great at home this season, and they always have outstanding display after mid-week’s UCL fixtures.
In conclusion, Real Madrid should earn our favor in this El Clasico.