Figo predicts 2-2 Clasico draw

The 40-year-old, who represented both Spanish giants, believes that Saturday's clash will end in a stalemate and has played down comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo
Former Barcelona and Real Madrid star Luis Figo believes his two old clubs will share a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou on Saturday.

The Blaugrana can go six points clear of their arch rivals with victory in Catalunya but the ex-Portugal star feels the spoils will be shared this weekend.

When asked by Grada 360 for a prediction, he replied: "2-2. I believe Barca will do well as they are playing at home. I hope Madrid find the balance that allows them to flow and perhaps win."

Figo, who was succeeded as captain of his country by current Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, moved to dismiss comparisons between himself and the 28-year-old.

“Comparisons are always horrible - there is always someone who loses. The fans of Madrid see Cristiano as their jewel at this time and his performances are spectacular.

"I know him well and I think professionalism is the best there because it is constant and means he always wants to win.

“But comparisons are always bad - no one likes to be compared because it always leaves something bad.”