Barcelona are set to play Real Madrid in the Supercopa de España (Spanish Super Cup) final in Saudi Arabia later today.
The Blaugrana reached this stage of the competition by beating Real Betis on penalties in the semi-final earlier this week.
This will be the second El Clásico of the season. The first one took place in October 2022 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, which Real Madrid won 3-1.
Xavi is not expected to make many changes to the side that beat Los Verdiblancos. He may choose to drop Sergi Roberto and add Andreas Christensen to the defensive line to provide more stability at the back.
Predicted Barcelona lineup vs Real Madrid
AS predict that Xavi will field the following starting XI against Real Madrid: Marc-André ter Stegen – Jules Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Andreas Christensen, Jordi Alba – Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Gavi – Ousmane Dembélé, Robert Lewandowski, Pedri.
The match is set to kick off at 8 pm CET.
GSFN | Tom Cserép