Barcelona 39 games unbeaten run was halt by an electrifying El-Classico performance from arch Rival “Real Madrid” last Saturday. The table toppers will be visiting 10th placed Real Sociedad on Saturday.
Real Sociedad will playing in front of their home fans, a ground were they have produced just one league victory in their last 5 home games. The royals can also boast of 1 victory in their last league games both home and away.
Barcelona tasted defeat for the first time in 40 games, after a 10 man Real Madrid battled a 2-1 victory against them at camp Nou. Barcelona will however be looking to restart their league run on a difficult ground.
Real Sociedad recorded 2-1 away victory against Sevilla last weekend, after they had earlier suffered back to back league defeat, and failed to record a win 5 consecutive league game. The royals gathered 17 points in their last 10 games in all competition, producing 5 victories, 2 draws, with the remaining ending in a defeat.
Barcelona returned to winning ways in their midweek champions’ league clash with Atletico Madrid. Suarez scored score twice, as they came from behind to get the needed victory against the 2014 champions’ league finalist. The Luis Enrique led side gathered 25 points in their last 10 games in all competition, producing 8 victories, 1 draw, and a defeat.
Real Sociedad: Team News
Real Sociedad will be without midfielder Markel Bergara, and defender Yuri Berchiche due to a suspension. Markel was sent off in their last game against Las palmas.
Real Sociedad: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Rulli – Martinez, Martinez, Elustondo, Reyes – Illaramendi, Prieto, Granero – Vela, Oiarzabal, Zurutuza.
Barcelona: Team News
Luis forward formula won’t be complete, as Luis Suarez will be serving one game suspension for this visit.
Barcelona: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Bravo: Alba, Mascherano, Pique, Alves – Inesta, Rakitic, Busquet – Neymar, Messi, Munir.
Real Sociedad Vs Barcelona: Head-To-Head-Stats
Playing Real Sociedad away has been a much difficult task for Barcelona in season’s gone pass. The Royals always have won 3 of their home hosting of Barcelona.
Last 6 Meetings:
Barcelona 4-0 Real Sociedad
Barcelona 2-0 Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad 1-0 Barcelona
Real Sociedad 3-1 Barcelona
Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona
Barcelona 2-0 Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad Vs Barcelona: Prediction
Real Sociedad have away of getting the best of Barcelona anytime they host the Spanish giant. The Catalan last recorded the maximum point in an away game with Real Sociedad in 2006/2007 season.
However, Real Sociedad will be facing a wounded Barcelona. A team looking for a quick redemption to is last league defeat. Real Sociedad could produce great result at home against Barcelona, but I am a little bit sure Barcelona will be Barcelona for this game.
Recommended Bet: Over 1.5 goals be scored in both halves @ 5.79