Will Koeman Make Any Changes? | 3-4-2-1 Barcelona Predicted Lineup Vs Real Madrid

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Barcelona will lock horns with Real Madrid at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Saturday evening hoping to pick up all three points at the Spanish capital. The Catalans are enjoying a decent run of form as they have won their past three matches in the league which will give them some confidence going into this edition of El Clasico.

Ronald Koeman will probably opt for a 3-4-2-1 formation and is expected to name an unchanged team for this game. However, the Barca boss will be sweating on the fitness of Neto, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto as they are all significant concerns ahead of this blockbuster clash in Spain.

3-4-2-1 Barcelona Predicted Lineup To Face Real Madrid

Defence

Marc-André ter Stegen will function in between the sticks for Barca after keeping a clean sheet versus Valladolid earlier this week. Koeman is expected to lineup with a back three of Óscar Mingueza, Frenkie de Jong and Clement Lenglet for this exciting league clash versus Los Blancos this weekend.

Samuel Umtiti will offer cover for the defensive positions on the bench.

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Midfield

Pedri and Sergio Busquets will anchor the midfield for the Catalan outfit as they try to make life difficult for the Madrid players at the centre of the park and retain possession with some conviction going forward.

Jordi Alba will get the nod to fill in as the left wing-back while Sergiño Dest looks to catch the eye on the other side down the right flank. Both of them will look to stretch the Madrid defence so that they can create some space for the front players to exploit.

Riqui Puig and Miralem Pjanic will have to be content with a place on the bench as they await their chance to make an impact in the second half if required.

Attack

Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi are expected to play on the shoulders of Ousmane Dembele who will spearhead the Barca attack up top. All three of them will have to be at their best if they are to create some meaningful openings in the attacking third and make a difference this weekend.

Martin Braithwaite will be named on the bench but could come on to impress in the latter stages if needed.

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