In the Supercopa de Espana semi-final, Barcelona take on Real Madrid at the King Fahd International Stadium in Saudi Arabia with both teams looking to claim the first piece of silverware this season.
These two sides last met in late October at the Nou Camp, where Carlo Ancelotti’s side emerged victorious by a 2-1 scoreline as goals by David Alaba and Lucas Vasquez gave Los Blancos a two-goal lead, with Sergio Aguero’s 97th-minute strike being nothing but a consolation goal.
In the context of the league table, Xavi’s side are sixth on 32 points, 17 behind Real having played one match less and come into this game having won three of their last five matches across all competitions, following 2-1, 1-0 and 3-2 victories over Linares Deportivo, Mallorca and Elche, as well as only managing 1-1 draws against Sevilla and Granada.
Real have gone through a slight wobble in form of late, as they drew 0-0 against Cadiz, before earning a narrow 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao, but, following their victory at the San Mames, they suffered a rare 1-0 defeat at Getafe, before bouncing back in style with 3-1 and 4-1 wins over Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey and Valencia.
Prediction: Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid 12/1