Barcelona And Real Madrid Go Head To Head In Saudi Arabia For A Place In The Final Of The Spanish Super Cup.

Team News, Predicted XI And Betting Tips

Barcelona and Real Madrid will light up Saudi Arabia tonight as they square up for a place in the Super Cup final. Clearly, both clubs are in different trajectories this season, but no matter what the form of either team looks like, El-Classico will always be special.


Barcelona and Real Madrid will play in Saudi Arabia tonight at the King Fahd Stadium (69,000 capacity)

Why Is The Spanish Super Cup Being Played In Saudi Arabia?

In 2019, the Spanish FA president announced the ten-year deal with Saudi Arabia to stage the tournament there. It will inject about 250-300 million euros into Spanish football.

Spanish Super Cup: why is it played in Saudi Arabia?

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Athletic Bilbao will compete for the cup this week and the final will be on Sunday.

Kick-off Time – 8PM WAT

Barcelona Team News

Eric Garcia is out with a hamstring injury, an injury he sustained against Granada last weekend. He could be out for five weeks.

Pedri, Ferran Torres, Frenkie de Jong, Ronald Araujo, and Ansu Fati have all been cleared to play after previously testing positive for COVID. Sergi Roberto and Martin Braithwaite are also unavailable due to injury.

Remember this Valverde tackle on Morata in the Super Cup final back in 2020? Also, Madrid won that trophy.

Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t have too many injury concerns. Gareth Bale and Mariano Diaz are the only players not fit enough for this tie. Dani Carvajal could make a comeback today.

Possible Barcelona Lineup 

Barcelona confirm Ferran Torres squad number - Barca Blaugranes

Stegen, Dest, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Gonzalez, Busquets, Gavi, Dembele, De Jong, Depay.

Possible Real Madrid Lineup

The 11 goals from the Benzema-Vinicius duo | Real Madrid CF

Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr


Real Madrid have scored in each of their last 14 games against Barcelona in Spanish Supercup. They average 2-4 goals per game in the last seven meetings between them, netting 2+ goals in this process.

Also, Karim Benzema has 10 goals and 9 assists against Barcelona.

In the Current Barcelona squad, the players with most goal contributions against Madrid are Dani Alves and Jordi Alba, both with 2 goals and 5 assists.

There should be goals tonight


Real Madrid are the favorites as Xavi is still grooming his young Barcelona players. While we might see a debut for £50M signing Ferran Torres, Benzema and Vinicius might be too much for Fragile Barcelona defense to handle.

Betting Tip:

Real Madrid have good goalscoring form and this match should have at least three goals. 

Tip – Over 2.5