Roberto—FC Barcelona is expected to win El Clasico. While they barely survived the challenge against Sevilla, Barca is better organized and more consistent than Real Madrid when it wants to be. Real Madrid remains affected by internal strife with Ronaldo [although that is resolving itself] and Sergio Ramos.
Again, FC Barcelona will probably win against Real Madrid after a tough fight.
FC Barcelona 3-2 Real Madrid
Imala—The winner of the upcoming El Clasico will be Real Madrid for one simple reason. It is a must-win for Jose Mourinho’s men. Madrid have already shown they are capable of going into the Nou Camp and beating Barcelona, and with their backs against the wall, I believe we will see a repeat of last season’s clash in which Ronaldo hit the winner.
Matthew—I tip this Clasico to go to Real Madrid. Barcelona's defense is still shaky even with Puyol returning from injury, and Andres Iniesta might not be at full fitness either. Real Madrid also appears to be hitting their stride and seems to have collected themselves after a disappointing start to the season. But this is a Clasico at Camp Nou...anything can happen.
Thomas—If Real Madrid are in the mood—and they should be—then Cristiano Ronaldo should have a field day against the weakened Barcelona defence. Barcelona are not playing with genuine centre-backs, while even the presence of Gerard Pique has not made the team look wholly convincing.
The venue of the match really doesn’t give much away. Madrid won at the Nou Camp last season but Barcelona are showing real fighting quality this season. Maybe It’s just easiest to sit on the fence for this one.
Michael—In terms of form, neither team is really carrying a lot of momentum. Neither team has hit their stride yet, and both have loads of players still dragging them down, but Barcelona have gotten the results. The Catalans are coming in on an emotional high after winning yet another close one in the dying minutes. Real Madrid will come in feeling confident after embarrassing a poor Deportivo side.
I see it coming down to which defense is tightest after the hour mark, and that swings the game in Real Madrid's favor. I expect a great Clasico this weekend.
Xoel—I see Real Madrid starting off strong in the first half like they did in last year's Clásico at the Camp Nou. The major concern for Culés is the defense. If Real starts slow like they did against Sevilla, Getafe, and Valencia earlier this season, Jose Mourinho's team is done!
Barcelona are a second-half team and will pounce on Real if they are not up by halftime.
I'll preview this game later this week, so I defer giving out a score...but you can guess who I think is going to win this Clásico.