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El Clasico key battles, betting odds and how to watch it on TV

Barcelona are sitting pretty six points clear at the top of the La Liga table but on Saturday they face a huge test of their title credentials when they come up against Real Madrid in the El Clasico at the Bernabeu.

While Barca top La Liga, Zinedine Zidane’s Real side are currently 11 points behind the league leaders. They will be hoping to give their fans some Christmas cheer in the last match of this year.

Saturday’s match will also see the world’s two best players – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – go head-to-head in the latest test of their rivalry.

We take a look at some classic matches, betting odds and how to watch the El Clasico on TV.

El Clasico memorable matches

April 2017: Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 3

Lionel Messi scores a last-minute winner at the Bernabeu.

April 2012: Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2

Cristiano Ronaldo scores the winner at the Camp Nou.

March 2007: Barcelona 3 Real Madrid 3

Messi nets his first-ever El Clasico hat-trick.

November 2005: Real Madrid 0 Barcelona 3

Barca star Ronaldinho gets a standing ovation from Real fans at the Bernabeu.

El Clasico predictions, key battles and stats

‘No favourites for this game’

Former Barca and Brazil star Rivaldo has his say on Saturday’s match.

Defensive linchpins: Sergio Ramos vs. Gerard Pique

The pair are teammates for Spain but have a bitter rivalry.

Head-to-head record

Real Madrid have 95 wins in El Clasico, Barcelona have 92.

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona betting odds

The latest El Clasico prices according to Oddschecker, as of 20 December:

El Clasico to win odds

  • Real Madrid: 23/20 
  • Barcelona: 9/4 
  • Draw: 61/20

El Clasico correct score odds

  • Draw 1-1: 9/1 
  • Real Madrid 2-1: 37/4 
  • Barcelona 2-1: 12/1 
  • Real Madrid 2-0: 15/1

El Clasico first goalscorer odds

  • Cristiano Ronaldo 4/1 
  • Lionel Messi 9/2 
  • Luis Suarez 11/2 
  • Karim Benzema 23/4 
  • Borja Mayoral 13/2 
  • Gareth Bale 13/2 
  • Sergio Ramos 33/1

How to watch El Clasico on TV

Sky Sports Football will show the El Clasico live on Saturday, 23 December. Coverage starts at 11.30am and the match kicks off at midday.

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