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El Clasico: 5 reasons why Barcelona will destroy Real Madrid

Sujith Mohan
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Will Lionel Messi's Barcelona beat Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid? Or will we witness the converse?

It is finally here. The most anticipated football game of the 2017/18 season is less than a week away as Santigo Bernabeu plays host to the most important fixture of Real Madrid's season.

Probably for the first time in over ten years, the two teams go into the first La Liga El Clasico of a season with such a massive points difference.

With 42 points from 16 games, the Blaugrana are unbeaten in La Liga this season. On the other hand, Los Blancos are fourth on the table with 31 points and clearly the second favourites on Saturday.

On that note, let's take a look at the 5 reasons why Barcelona will destroy Real Madrid in the upcoming El Clasico:

#5 El Clasico coming too soon for an unsettled Real Madrid side

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - La Liga
FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

Real Madrid seems to be having a mediocre season so far. Too many injuries and suspensions have crippled their 2017/18 campaign. Cristiano Ronaldo was suspended for 5 games early in the season and then came a flurry of injuries.

Gareth Bale's calf injury means he has only made 5 appearances in La Liga so far this season. Marcelo, Dani Carvajal, Casemiro, Karim Benzema, and Mateo Kovacic have also missed a lot of games due to injuries.

Though Zinedine Zidane knows his best personnel for the back line, he is unsure of his midfield and attack. He has to bench one of Bale, Isco, Benzema or Luka Modric on Saturday.

He is not certain of his best eleven and is yet to get an opportunity to work with his full squad. Their recent performances in Abu Dhabi is a clear indication that Real Madrid is not clicking as a unit.

They struggled to break opponents and missed a lot of straightforward chances. All in all, Real Madrid seems a very unsettled unit at the moment

Form Guide (last 6 La Liga games in 2017/18):

Real Madrid - L W D W D W

Barcelona - W W D D W W

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