Our team of experts offer their insights into how they expect the match at the Camp Nou may transpire.With the titanic tussle between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou taking place on Monday evening, Football Realm gathered the opinion of its experts , asking them for their prediction on events in Catalunya.
Here is what they have to say …
Ahad Shaukat, Football Realm Pakistan
This El Clasico will be the most exciting in recent years. The current Madrid team, as compared to previous, looks the best equipped to oversee the challenge of Barcelona. If this match was played earlier in the season then I would have picked Madrid but for me Barca have peaked at the right time for this match. The Madrid team have some newcomers like Ozil, Di Maria and Khedira and they might give in to the pressure and be forced to give Barcelona some respect. The Catalans have the home advantage with them as well. So I am gonna go with a 2-1 win for Barca with Villa to score a goal.
Sarim Zafar, Football Realm Pakistan
I think Madrid will win, Actually I beleive that Madrid will win because they have strong individuals, Ronaldo is better than what he was last year, Madrid has a better defence, It will be a high-scoring match, Both will pay freely. So I am gonna go with Madrid with a 3-1 win.
Azmar Khan, Football Realm Pakistan
Barcelona will win, because of three main points: they are better, they are champions and they are playing at home. Can someone say that Xavi is worse than Khedira, or Iniesta worse than Di María?
You can have nothing to say about Messi, and those people who believe that Guardiola only has stars, he will give them a calm smile from the real future of football: players grown up in their clubs. Messi and Villa will score – the one criticised by Mourinho – will net the other. I am going with Barca for a 2-0 win
Momin Amer, Football Realm Pakistan
Mourinho knows it will be hard to win at Camp Nou, So he’ll probably go for a draw and like always the “Special One” will get what he wants. My prediction is 1-1