Barcelona v Real Madrid: Spain v Portugal at the Camp Nou

Barcelona, Portugal: Portugal will host a clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Nou Camp this Saturday, with Spain holding a 10-point lead over the Liga leaders.

The two sides have met three times this season and both sides are favourites to win.

The hosts have lost their last three away matches at the Bernabeu, but will take advantage of the Portugal hosts lack of depth in midfield and defensive issues.

The home side will have a strong attacking threat in the central position, with Pedro and Iker Casillas providing cover for the wide areas.

They will have plenty of quality options in the midfield and defence with Marquinhos, Jovetic, Andres Iniesta and Javier Mascherano providing the ball for Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Sergio Ramos to operate from.

In addition, the Portuguese have experienced centre-backs in the form of David Silva, Rui Faria, Bruno Fernandes and Miro.

The side is also without key players on the left side, with Marcelo and Pepe also unavailable.

They are likely to bring in another centre-back, as Pedro and Casillas both have experience of playing in the position.

Real Madrid, on the other hand, are favourites for the victory with a 2-0-1 record in their last two matches against the Spanish side.

The sides have only met once in their history and both teams are unbeaten away from home.

This game will be a tough test for both teams with both teams lacking depth in the centre of the park and they will need to be able to counter Barcelona’s quality.

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