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Prediction: Real Sociedad vs Barcelona

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 17 Mar 2021

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Prediction: Barcelona to win 2-0

Best Odds: 10/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Real Sociedad and Barcelona will face each other in La Liga this weekend. The game is slated to kick off at the Reale Arena at 8pm UK time on Sunday and promises to be an exciting game of football.

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad stared the season strongly, with David Silva in superb form. La Real were leading the La Liga table at one stage, and it appeared that they could go all the way. However, things are pretty much back to normal for the club from San Sebastian, with the team now challenging only for the top four.

Sociedad are fifth in the La Liga table at the moment with 45 points from 27 matches, as many as 18 points behind leaders Atletico Madrid. Imanol Alguacil’s side will head into the game against Barcelona on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Granda away from home in La Liga.

Team News:

Adnan Januzaj and David Silva are likely to start for Sociedad.

Barcelona

Barcelona started the season badly, but Ronald Koeman’s side are now in form and are very much in the title race. True, the Blaugrana may not be in the Champions League any longer this season, but Lionel Messi and company are now the in-form team in the Spanish top flight. 

Koeman’s side are second in the La Liga table at the moment with 59 points from 27 matches, four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid. Barcelona will head into the game against Sociedad on the back of a 4-1 hammering of Huesca at Camp Nou in the league.

Team News:

Sergi Roberto is struggling with a muscular injury and may not be risked against Sociedad, while Gerard Pique, Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati are out.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is the topscorer in La Liga with 21 goals.
  • Alexander Isak is Real Sociedad’s top scorer in La Liga with 12 goals.
  • Barcelona have scored 61 goals and conceded 23 goals in 27 La Liga games.
  • Real Sociedad have scored 43 goals and conceded 22 goals in 27 La Liga games.
  • Barcelona won 2-1 against Real Sociedad at Camp Nou in December 2020.

Conclusion

Sociedad are doing well this season and will be determined to win against Barcelona. However, the Blaugrana are in better form and the way they are playing right show should see them get the better of La Real with ease.

Prediction: Barcelona to win 2-0

Best Odds: 10/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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