The two Spanish football giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid lock horns in the first El Clasico Derby of the 2016/17 season. As often the case is, the teams occupy position 1 and 2 in the league table making it a key clash in the title decider once again.
Real Madrid sit at the top of La Liga with 33 points, with 10 wins and 3 draws from their 13 matches. They are the only undefeated side in the Spanish League at this point of the season. While Barcelona are 6 points behind their arch rivals. They picked up 8 wins and 3 draws from their 13, tasting defeats twice. One of the defeats were inflicted by the newly promoted Alaves in the opening month of the season, while the second was at Celta Vigo.
Barcelona were held to back-to-back draws, 0-0 at home by Malaga followed by a 1-1 draw at Sociedad last weekend. They are way behind their usual best, but the main worry for head-coach Luis Enrique will be the goal-scoring form. The Blaugrana have managed just 4 goals from their last 4 league games.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are one of the most effective sides and have picked up 6 straight victories. Their overall gameplay may not be pretty, but scored 20 goals in the last 6. The good news for Los Blancos is the goal-scoring form of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese striker has netted 8 goals in the last 4 matches which includes 2 hat-tricks.