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Pep Guardiola gives his Clasico verdict

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He’s expecting a special game at the Camp Nou

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Pep Guardiola has offered his view on Sunday’s Clasico at the Camp Nou and is expecting a tasty match between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The former Barca boss reckons neither team is favourite for the game, but he does think home advantage could help his former club.

“Madrid started the season well,” he said. “They’ve fallen off recently, but they’ll still be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.

“Spanish football has been lucky enough to enjoy two incredible players [Ronaldo and Messi] for the past decade, and it’s helped Spanish football grow.

“A derby like this is special, there are no favourites. In any case, Barcelona are playing at home and that always carries a weight.

“With or without Ronaldo, Real Madrid are a top team, but they’ve lost a lot, 50 or 60 goals.

“He’s an incredible player, not only for his goals but also his assists at important moments. He’s irreplaceable.”

Source | Football Espana

That’s what Pep thinks, but now it’s time to hear from you. Let us know your predictions (scores, red cards!) for tomorrow’s game in the comments below.