Football fans across the world, especially Barcelona and Real Madrid fans are excited and at the same time nervous as the biggest clash in club football, the El-Classico is scheduled to be played tonight by 8pm Nigerian time and fans on Twitter are already dropping predictions for the match.
The El-Classico which was supposed to have been played in October, 2019 was postponed by the Spanish FA over the unrest in Barcelona for the independence struggle which saw Spanish Supreme court sentence some Catalan politicians to prison.
Before the clash was postponed to today, the Spanish FA made moves to stage the game in the United States which both teams disagreed. Also, another move was made to hold the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeau, the home of Real Madrid; it was also rejected by both clubs, before a new date was agreed upon.
Despite the postponement, Catalan political parties are planning to stage a 23,000 protesters campaign against the Spanish government and to clamor for independence which has seen the Spanish League Federation place 3,000 police officers around the Camp Nou stadium to curtail any unrest or destruction that might want to occur.
However, excitement is in the air as football fans eagerly look forward to the El-Classico tonight where both Barcelona and Real Madrid will battle it out for a position at the top of the La Liga.
Both teams are on the same points, with Barcelona occupying the first position with goal difference.
Over the weekend, Barcelona played out a 2 – 2 draw away to Real Sociedad while Real Madrid also played a 1 – 1 draw against Valencia.
In the history of the El-Classico, Barcelona has won 95 times, scoring 399 goals and Real Madrid winning 92, scoring 402 goals in the process.
There are lots at stake tonight for both sides and the world of football waits who will come out on top.
However, Barcelona fans have taken to popular social media platform, Twitter to drop their predictions of the final score line. Read some of the predictions below:
Fellow Barca fans,
Tonight is the almighty El-classico,
Drop your predictions for the match,
I'll go first,
Barca 3 – 1 Madrid.
Drop yours 👇!!!!!#Visca_barca 🔴 🔵
— Barca Principal (@TheGeniusJaj) December 18, 2019
— soler8 (@musteefagam) December 18, 2019
Barça to win 5-0 with a Sergio Ramos red card.
— Castle (@kayojoofficial) December 18, 2019
Barca 2- Real 1
— FATHER DAMI (@7amilola) December 18, 2019
Barcelona 6-0 Real Madrid
— Sugar_Daddy♦️ (@Konateh__) December 18, 2019
— ♆∞♆ (@PocketOfTruth) December 18, 2019
— Officialprince😎 (@Officialprin101) December 18, 2019
Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid
— @gen.tunde (@Tundedotcom) December 18, 2019
Barca 2-0 madrid
— DEJI AJAYI (@day_jeee) December 18, 2019
Barça 4 – 1
— Jesus-Baby ☺ (@Ayodele22838684) December 18, 2019
Barça to score 5 goals upwards😂😂😂
— _blemzy.k 🌹 (@kalublessing17) December 18, 2019
— Abimbola omo Olasupo (@makhanakie) December 18, 2019
— Toni (@Michael_tony_) December 18, 2019
— STARgirl🌟 (@LayorTitilayo) December 18, 2019
— Kojo Burna (@KojoBurna2) December 18, 2019
— Daniel Muisyo (@Dantez_Musyoka) December 18, 2019