Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano RonaldoGetty

Real Madrid take on Barcelona in the first El Clasico of the 2014/15 La Liga season at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is at 5pm BST. Live coverage of the match will be available on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD.

Overview

The clash on Saturday in the Spanish capital will be the first of the two El Clasico fixtures scheduled between the two sides in the La Liga this season. Both clubs have overhauled their squads in the summer transfer window to compete to win silverware in the domestic and European competition.

Carlo Ancelotti's men are unbeaten in the last eight matches played in all competitions including a 3-0 victory over Liverpool in the latest Champions League fixture earlier in the midweek.

In the last eight matches, Real have conceded only five goals while scoring 35 goals in the process. Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo will be a major threat, while world-record signing Gareth Bale will miss the clash due to a groin injury.

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez is ready to make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid on SaturdayGetty

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has confirmed star signing Luis Suarez will make his debut for the Catalan club against their arch-rivals. The Uruguayan international was handed a lengthy ban for his biting incident during the summer World Cup in Brazil.

The visitors' attacking line-up will include Lionel Messi, Suarez and Brazil international Neymar. The match between the two sides will be entertaining and it should be seen whether Ronaldo can continue his brilliant goal scoring form against Real's arch-rivals in front of the home fans.

What Managers Say

Carlo Ancelotti: "I think that if I train Milan, I could never coach Inter out of respect to Milan and also to Inter. It is the same with Roma and Lazio. So if I train Madrid, I could never coach Barcelona or Atletico [Madrid] either. I must respect my own history and also the history of the club I have coached. I do not believe a Barca fan would be happy with someone who had been a Madrid coach."

Luis Enrique: "We will be coming out against Madrid with the same attitude we have shown all season. We'll go for the game from the start, look to have control of the ball in their half. We will see if we're capable of that or not."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Real Madrid to win: 13/10
  • Draw: 27/10
  • Barcelona to win: 2

Team Form

Real Madrid

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
  • Last Result: Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid

Barcelona

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W D W
  • Last Result: Barcelona 3-1 Ajax

Team News

Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid

  • Injured: Gareth Bale (groin)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Casillas; Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Isco, Kroos, Modric, Rodriguez; Ronaldo, Benzema

Barcelona

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Claudio Bravo; Alves, Mathieu, Pique, Alba; Mascherano, Xavi, Iniesta; Neymar, Messi, Suarez