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FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
VS
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad
Spain
Spain
Primera División
16.12.2020
21:00
Ended
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Spotify Camp Nou
Barcelona

FC Barcelona - Real Sociedad de Futbol betting tip & odds comparison 16.12.2020

Matchday 19 in the Primera División features the clash between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou. In our preview of FC Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad, you will receive all the important details and facts about this Primera División fixture. We will begin with an analysis of the current form of the two teams.

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FC Barcelona emerged the winner in 3 of their last 5 league games (3 wins, 0 draws, 2 defeats. In 6 games on home turf in the current Primera División season 2020/2021, FC Barcelona have won 4 times, with 1 match ending in a draw, and 1 game ending in defeat (Goal difference 16:6).

In their last 5 Primera División fixtures, Real Sociedad have won 2 games (2 wins, 3 draws, 0 defeats). In all previous Primera División matches away from home, Real Sociedad have a positive record: 4 wins, 2 draws and 0 defeats - Goal difference 12:2.

A head-to-head comparison of the two teams in their last five Primera División clashes shows that FC Barcelona managed to get 4 wins, while in 0 matches, Real Sociedad snatched the three points. In 1 encounter between the two teams, the points were shared. If we solely focus on the home record of FC Barcelona against Real Sociedad, the stats are as follows: 5 wins FC Barcelona, 0 draws and 0 wins for Real Sociedad.

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Barcelona vs Real Sociedad, La Liga 16.12.2020

Barcelona will be looking to jump start their fading title challenge when they welcome surprise league leaders Real Sociedad to the Camp Nou on Wednesday evening.

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BARCELONA

Barcelona have had a tumultuous start to this La Liga campaign with their five wins, two draws and four losses from their 11 outings only good enough for the eighth spot on the table, four points adrift of the top four slot. Ronald Koeman got a much-needed relief with the narrow 1-0 win over Levante, thanks to a late Lionel Messi goal.

Messi has been the subject of discussions around the club following his public spat with management over the summer as he tried to engineer an exit. That did not play out to his wishes as the club stood their ground. Speculations are still rife about his possible departure this summer on what is going to be a free transfer.

With further home games against Real Betis and Osasuna in the horizon, Koeman’s focus will be to gain maximum points from this homestand to serve as a launchpad back into title contention and he will need his talisman to do that.

REAL SOCIEDAD

A sizzling start to the season for Real Sociedad appears to have dissipated in recent weeks with the club getting stuck in a rut, drawing their last six games across all competitions, which includes three straight draws in the league. They still remain in first place in the league, but the draws have allowed second-placed Atletico to close the game as they are now tied on 26 points, but significantly, Atleti has two games in hand.

Injuries to some of their key players has been their major undoing. 23-year-old club captain Oyarzabal who lit up the league to start the season and veteran David Silva have perhaps been the most critical missing pieces from their jigsaw puzzle after sustaining injuries that have kept them out of these last few games.

Coach Imanol Alguacil will have to make the most of the players he has at his disposal.

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Possible Line Ups

BARCELONA REAL SOCIEDAD
  • Ter Stegen
  • Alba
  • Lenglet
  • Araujo
  • Dest
  • Busquets
  • De Jong
  • Coutinho
  • Messi
  • Griezmann
  • Braithwaite
  • Coach: Ronald Koeman
  • Remiro
  • Muñoz
  • Normand
  • Sagnan
  • Zaldúa
  • López
  • Guevara
  • Merino
  • Barrenetxea
  • Isak
  • Merquelanz
  • Coach: Imanol Alguacil
Injured: Dembélé (Hamstring), Roberto (Muscle), Fati (Muscle) and Silva (Muscle), Illarramendi (Muscle), Oyarzabal (Muscle), Guridi (Muscle), Sangalli (Knee)

BARCELONA V SOCIEDAD BETTING PREDICTIONS

With Atletico breathing down their necks, Sociedad cannot afford to drop more points in Catalonia. With key players out, Real Sociedad’s defence has been their key calling card. They have only let in 6 goals in their last 10 matches across all competitions and we expect more of the same approach as they seek to put some clamps on the Blaugrana, who themselves haven’t been the free-flowing, free-scoring team we have been accustomed to for many years. We expect a closely contested game especially at the start with neither side ceding too much ground to the other. We fancy Under 1.5 first-half goals @ 1.61 with Odibets as our first betting tip.

Despite their many problems, Barcelona have performed well enough at the Camp Nou. They have a record of 7W, 1D and 2L in their last 10 home games across all competitions. We expect them to play with desperation here from the kickoff and we are backing to score the first goal of the match @ 1.48 with Odibets free bet as our final shout for this clash.

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Our tips

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Performance

FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
Last games

FC Barcelona performance of the last 4 home matches

Victories
75%
Over 2.5
25%
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad
Last games

Real Sociedad performance of the last 6 away matches

Victories
66%
Over 2.5
16%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
1
1
Atlético Madrid
Atlético de Madrid
86 38 26 8 4 67 25 42
2
2
Real Madrid
Real Madrid CF
84 38 25 9 4 67 28 39
3
3
FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
79 38 24 7 7 85 38 47
4
4
Sevilla FC
Sevilla FC
77 38 24 5 9 53 33 20
5
5
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad de Futbol
62 38 17 11 10 59 38 21
6
6
Betis Sevilla
Real Betis Sevilla
61 38 17 10 11 50 50 0
7
7
Villarreal CF
Villarreal CF
58 38 15 13 10 60 44 16
8
8
Celta Vigo
RC Celta de Vigo
53 38 14 11 13 55 57 -2
10
9
Granada FC
Granada CF
46 38 13 7 18 47 65 -18
9
10
Athletic Club
Athletic Club Bilbao
46 38 11 13 14 46 42 4
11
11
CA Osasuna
C. A. Osasuna
44 38 11 11 16 37 48 -11
12
12
Cádiz CF
Cádiz CF
44 38 11 11 16 36 58 -22
13
13
Valencia FC
Valencia CF
43 38 10 13 15 50 53 -3
14
14
Levante
Levante UD
41 38 9 14 15 46 57 -11
16
15
Getafe CF
Getafe FC
38 38 9 11 18 28 43 -15
15
16
Deportivo Alavés
Club Deportivo Alavés
38 38 9 11 18 36 57 -21
18
17
Elche CF
Elche CF
36 38 8 12 18 34 55 -21
17
18
SD Huesca
SD Huesca
34 38 7 13 18 34 53 -19
19
19
Real Valladolid
Real Valladolid Club de Futbol
31 38 5 16 17 34 57 -23
20
20
SD Eibar
SD Eibar
30 38 6 12 20 29 52 -23
Legend
  • Champions League
  • Europa League
  • Europa League Quali.
  • Relegation
  • Europa Conference League