Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Real Sociedad started 2018 in disappointing fashion after a 1-0 defeat against Leganes. Gabriel scored from a corner in the 75th minute to provide the deadlock, just at a time when the game appeared to be heading towards a goalless draw. Barcelona resumed the La Liga duties with a 3-0 victory over Levante at the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored in the first-half before Paulinho came up with the late effort in injury time. Meanwhile, Barcelona thrashed Celta de Vigo 6-1 on aggregate in the Copa del Rey to reach the quarter-finals.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The recent form for Barcelona has been extremely good, and they have also been able to win the last three games against Real Sociedad. Lionel Messi has a decent record against this club and was even able to come up with the opening goal in the previous meeting. Messi has struck scoring form once again with five goals in as many appearances. I would go with Lionel Messi to score the opening goal – especially with the Argentine coming up with the opener in the last two games.

Barcelona have been in fine scoring form and have come up with 2.5 goals in the last three La Liga matches. Apart from the Copa del Rey game against Celta de Vigo at the Riazor, Barcelona have met this tally in their last five games. I would opt for Barcelona to score over 2.5 goals – especially after having seen the Catalans score eight in the last two matches against Real Sociedad.

Lionel Messi to score 1st – 2/1

Barcelona to score over 2.5 goals – 6/5

Real Sociedad saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Barcelona scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Real Sociedad Form Guide

Real Sociedad Team Logo

Real Sociedad

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Sociedad B Team Logo Real Sociedad B

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Union Team Logo Real Union

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Osasuna Team Logo Osasuna

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Zaragoza Team Logo Real Zaragoza

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Deportivo Alaves Team Logo Deportivo Alaves

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo VfB Stuttgart

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

12-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Barcelona Form Guide

Barcelona Team Logo

Barcelona

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 5 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Mamelodi Sundowns FC Team Logo Mamelodi Sundowns FC

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-07-2018

Champions Cup

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 7 - 5

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-08-2018

Champions Cup

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-08-2018

Super Cup

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Real Sociedad Preview

Real Sociedad have been struggling big-time when it comes to getting results. Just when it seemed that the club would build on the victory over Sevilla, a narrow defeat against Leganes does not do any help to the club’s fragile confidence. Over the last eight games in all competitions, Real Sociedad have managed just one win. One of the few positives in this period may be the slightly better defensive run – compared with the form during September when the team were shipping goals in huge numbers. Willian Jose is the club’s top scorer with seven goals.

Real Sociedad Team News

Inigo Martinez (calf) and Ruben Pardo (ankle) are the only players unavailable for Real Sociedad, while Adnan Januzaj (hamstring), Alberto de La Bella (knee), and Geronimo Rulli (ankle) are doubtful for the game.

Barcelona Preview

Just a few days after thrashing Celta de Vigo, Barcelona will be taking to field in a confident mood. The signing of Philippe Coutinho gives the club a new dimension going forward, although the Brazilian will not be available for this match. Still, Barcelona have more than sufficient quality going forward – as it was proven in the 5-0 thrashing of Celta de Vigo. Barcelona have now scored 48 goals and may be on track to reach last season’s tally of 116 goals. Lionel Messi continues to head the scoring charts at the club, while Luis Suarez has also been in fine nick of late.

Barcelona Team News

Philippe Coutinho (thigh), Marc Cardona (hip), and Francisco Alcacer (muscle) are the names unavailable for Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde.

Real Sociedad Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Barcelona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Sidelined Players

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