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Madrid won the last Clásico, the King's Cup Final / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB

It’s time for the Clásico, the fourth one this season. Barça Regal will host Real Madrid tonight (20.45, Teledeporte) in a match that could very well decide the top two spots in the regular league. If Xavi Pascual’s men beat Pablo Laso’s team -both managers have played against each other 10 times - Barça Regal will mathematically secure the top spot in the Liga Endesa, which allows the team to play the play-offs with home-court advantage. This Clásico, therefore, has a very valuable prize.

The Azulgranas, on form

Barça Regal come into the Clásico on the best form they’ve had all season. Pascual’s men have won 11 straight games, 8 of them in the Liga. Real Madrid, on the other hand, have lost three of their last nine matches in the Liga, and they just narrowly won their last three games (80-79 against Murcia, 93-96 against Assignia Manresa and 85-80 against Asefa Estudiantes).

Five years winning at the Palau

Barça Regal have won the last five Clásicos played at the Palau Blaugrana. On the other hand, the last two played, in Madrid (in the Liga) and at the Palau Sant Jordi (final of the King’s Cup), respectively, ended with a win for Los Blancos. To recuperate the hegemony of past years, Barça need to win at home. It’s time to take the win at the Palau.

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