Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Preview, Predictions 
La Liga, Spain
Date: Sunday, 14th January 2018
Kick off at 19:45 [UTC/Spain]
Venue: Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastian, Spain

After managing to remain until this stage of the league, Barcelona is all set to visit Real Sociedad and continue their quest of winning the Spanish Primera Crown. The Sunday evening brings an exciting game.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Possible Lineups

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Preview, Predictions, Lineups: Following are expected lineups and formations for both Real Sociedad and Barcelona for their upcoming La Liga game:

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Recent Performance

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Preview, Predictions: Here is a quick look at how these teams have performed in their recent encounters in La Liga, UEFA Europa League, and Copa del Rey:

Real Sociedad Recent Form:

In their last five games, Real Sociedad managed only one victory, lost three games and rest one was a draw. In their recent away game against Leganes, Real Sociedad lost with 1-0. They registered a dominating 3-1 win against Sevilla at home. Their away game against Athletic Bilbao resulted in a draw as both hosts and Real Sociedad failed to score. Malaga defeated Real Sociedad with 0-2 on their own turf. In their recent UEFA Europa League game, Real Sociedad faced a 1-3 home defeat against Petersburg.

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Barcelona Recent Form:

Their performance was pretty good throughout the season. In their last five games, Barcelona won four and rest one was a draw. In their recent Copa del Rey home game, Barcelona defeated Celta Vigo with 5-0. They registered a dominating 3-0 win against Levante in La Liga. Their Copa del Rey clash against Celta Vigo was a 1-1 draw. They defeated Real Madrid with a 0-3 score in an away game. In their home game against Deportivo La Coruna, Barcelona registered a dominating 4-0 win.

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Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Team News, Tactical Analysis

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Preview, Predictions, Team News: Here is some injury/suspension/return news coming out from both sides. Let us also understand how the result of this game will affect Real Sociedad and Barcelona’s ranking in La Liga. Here are latest La Liga standings:

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Real Sociedad Team News:

This side will miss LB Alberto de la Bella, winger Adnan Januzaj and, FWD Imanol Agirretxe due to injuries. It is officially confirmed that winger Carlos Vela has left for LA FC in MLS.

Real Sociedad is currently on 14th rank with 23 points. They are only one point behind 11th, 12th and 13th positions. Which means if they somehow manage to win this game, they will jump three positions up. Even with a draw, they will go three positions up with goal ratio advantage. A defeat will cause them the risk of falling down up to one position.

Barcelona Team News:

League Leaders will play this game without striker Paco Alcacer, CB Samuel Umtiti and MF Philippe Coutinho due to injuries.

Barcelona stands top of the points table with 8 points more than 2nd rank. This lead is hard to achieve but still possible. Barcelona will look forward to grabbing a win and make it even harder for others to chase them down. If they lose or draw this game with a fluke, their position will remain safe.

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Head to Head Stats

  • They share a history of 46 games. In which, Barcelona won 28 games, lost only 8 games, and rest ten were draws
  • In their five most recent games, Barcelona won four and rest one was a draw

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Predictions

In their recent meetings, Barcelona didn’t manage to completely dominate the opponent. However, it doesn’t mean Real Sociedad have any chance. In their past few La Liga games, Barcelona didn’t even let their opponents score. We expected that continues to happen.

Final Score 0 – 2
Can you predict the score?

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