Real Madrid will begin their preparations for the 2022-23 campaign with a pre-season match against Barcelona at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday, with kickoff at 6 am.
Barcelona kick-started their preparations for the upcoming season with a 1-1 draw against Olot on July 13 before travelling to the United States for their pre-season tour.
The Catalan giants recorded a 6-0 victory over Inter Miami in their first friendly of the summer, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raphinha, Ansu Fati, Gavi and Ousmane Dembele scoring for Xavi’s side against Phil Neville’s team in Florida.
Barcelona will take on Real Madrid and Juventus in their final two friendlies of their summer tour before facing Pumas in the Joan Gamper Trophy on August 7; their 2022-23 La Liga campaign begins at home to Rayo Vallecano on August 13.
Real Madrid won La Liga and the Champions League in 2021-22. They had a record of 26 wins, eight draws and four defeats from their 38 matches to collect 86 points, which saw them finish 13 points ahead of second-placed Barcelona.
Real beat Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City in the knockout round of the Champions League before recording a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the final to lift the trophy for the 14th time in their history. In 2022-23 they will again be title contenders.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Head to Head
Both sides have 47 games against each other, with hosts taking 21 wins while visitors with 16 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid 0-0 Real Betis
- Cadiz 1-1 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid 6-0 Levante
- Inter Miami 0-6 Barcelona
- UE Olot 1-1 Barcelona
- A-League All Stars 2-3 Barcelona
- Barcelona 0-2 Villarreal
Barcelona Team News
Lewandowski could make his debut for Barcelona, with his move for Bayern Munich now official, but he may not start against Inter Miami. Pique, Torres and Busquets are hoping to play after missing the match against Inter Miami with fitness issues, while Alba and Gavi could come into the side following the clash with Inter Miami.
Real Madrid Team News
As for Real Madrid, summer signings Toni Kroos and Casemiro could both start El Clasico, with the former potentially featuring alongside Eder Militao in defence. David Alaba could start left-back, with new signing Tchouameni potentially featuring alongside Kroos in midfield.
Prediction and Odds
A high-scoring draw is expected in this open and entertaining fixture, which is being played in Las Vegas.
- Correct Score: 2-2
- Double Chance