Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
After the loss in El Clasico, Barcelona will aim to win back their spot at the top of the table. Since the chase for the crown is stiffening, we can expect a high-scoring affair at Camp Nou.
- Barcelona form: 26 matches – 17 wins – 4 draws – 5 losses – 55 points.
- Sociedad form: 25 matches – 13 wins – 4 draws – 8 losses – 43 points.
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host is unbeaten in their last nine meetings.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 2-2 draw.
- Both teams have scored in their prior three fixtures.
- Barca has not lost at home in their clashes since 1998.
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Match preview
FC Barcelona will be pleased to return home after two consecutive winless games on the road to the likes of Napoli in Champions League and Real Madrid in La Liga.
The 2-0 loss against their rivals, Real Madrid, at Santiago Bernabeu in their previous encounter will affect the morale of the players.
Real Sociedad will visit after a 0-1 win on the road against Mirandes in their past encounter in Copa del Rey. They are on a 6 game winning streak in their overall fixtures.
It has to be noted that the reverse fixture earlier saw Imanol Alguacil’s boys sharing the spoils at home with Barca in a 2-2 scoreline.
The host has only lost to Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou within the last 18 matches held here. Also, they are unbeaten at home in La Liga this season so far.
In sharp contrast, Txuri-urdinak has won only 5 of their 12 away matches in the league so far. Also, three of their last five away games ended in a defeat.
With another El Clasico around the corner, Messi and his team will have to prepare well. Most likely, Sociedad will be the ones to take the heat off Barca from the latter’s late defeat.
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Prediction
Some observations show that Barcelona encountered trouble when playing away from home on account of their appearances in all major competitions.
But at Camp Nou, Barca is at their best in the league. Significantly, they are the side with most home wins in the La Liga this season so far (12W).
Since the host is a side that uses home ground advantage through their attacks placed wider in both wings, Quique Setien will be confident in his team.
Real Sociedad, with a poor away form, will find it hard to defeat a stronger side like Barca at the latter’s own turf.
The betting tip for the home win is at 1.40 odds which will yield positive returns. Along with that, the punters can count on a high-scoring affair at Camp Nou.
Over 2.5 goals at 1.44 odds will be a probability in ninety minutes. Besides, Lionel Messi will be likely at the end of at least a goal in the match.
So, the odds for Messi to score at 1.40 will also be a good call for the punters in the clash at Camp Nou.
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Betting tips
Barcelona to win @ 1.40 (2/5).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Lionel Messi to score @ 1.40 (2/5).