FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
VS
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad
Spain
Spain
Primera División
15.08.2021
20:00
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Camp Nou
Barcelona

Betting tips & odds comparison 15.08.2021 FC Barcelona - Real Sociedad de Futbol

Betting Tip for matchday 1 of the 2021/2022 Primera División between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol. The game will be played at Camp Nou (Barcelona, Spain) on 15.08.2021 at 20:00.

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad, La Liga, 15.08.2021

A Messi-less era for Barcelona begins this Sunday evening when they welcome Real Sociedad to the Camp Nou in their opening match of the 2021-22 La Liga season.

Ronald Koeman’s side finished third in Spain’s top flight last term seven points behind champions Atletico Madrid. This particular squad seems seemingly weaker but they will set out to prove the naysayers wrong.

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BARCELONA

It has been a tough couple of weeks for Barcelona following the saga surrounding Messi’s exit but the dust is now settling and the Catalan giants are now looking to move onto a future without their former talisman and captain. They begin the season with a relatively tough opener against Real Sociedad who finished 5th in La Liga last season.

Barca started slowly in the league last season and that proved costly as they failed to provide any meaningful challenge to the Madrid-based outfits who took the battle to the wire, needing the final matchday to separate them.

Despite their woes on and off the pitch this summer, the Catalan giants have still managed to bring in new talents like Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia on free transfers. Adding them to the remaining cast still makes them a formidable outfit and they should still be able to challenge for top honors this season.

FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad La Liga betting tip

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REAL SOCIEDAD

Real Sociedad impressed last season. They flirted with the top three for long stretches of the season before eventually finishing fifth, which was their best ranking since the 2012-13 season. They will be under increased pressure to maintain this level of performance this term with Europa League games increasing their fixture load for this term.

Surprisingly, Sociedad have had a rather uneventful transfer window, bringing in Diego Rico and Mathew Ryan to bolster the squad. They did however manage to keep hold of their star talents which means they are intent on running it back this season with the hope of replicating or bettering last season’s output.

Imanol Alguacil’s side were quite solid on their travels last season and he will be looking to bring more of the same right from day one.

Possible Line Ups

BARCELONA REAL SOCIEDAD
  • Neto
  • Dest
  • Araujo
  • Pique
  • Alba
  • Roberto
  • Busquets
  • Demir
  • Griezmann
  • Depay
  • Braithewaite
  • Coach: Ronald Koeman
  • Ayesa
  • Zaldua
  • Rodrigues
  • Sagnan
  • Gorosabel
  • Guridi
  • Januzaj
  • Portu
  • Silva
  • Isak
  • Jose
  • Coach: Imanol Alguacil
Injured: Aguero (Calf), Dembele (Knee), Lenglet (Knee), Mingueza (Muscle), de Jong (Calf), ter Stegen (Knee) and Monreal (Knee), Fernandez (ACL), Ryan (Knee), Rico (Muscle)

BARCELONA VS REAL SOCIEDAD BETTING TIPS

For some reason, bookmakers haven’t quite significantly reacted to Messi’s departure. Barca are still regarded as the favorites to pick the win here. We however feel this will be a much more even encounter. Real Sociedad are a decent side and on their day are quite capable of causing problems against the top sides. The psychological knowledge of not having to deal with Messi will certainly embolden them to attack a bit more. Barca, even without Messi, still possesses a wealth of talent. We, therefore, feel this game will have goals galore and we are going for Over 2.5 goals @ 1.59 as our first betting prediction.

With all the issues surrounding the club, the Camp Nou faithful will be an agitated crowd. Barca cannot afford a slow start to this game, otherwise, they will compound their already complicated on and off-the-pitch issues. They have looked good in the off-season and we feel they will carry some of that momentum here. They should take charge of the game from the start and we fancy them to open the scoring @ 1.57 as our final pick.

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Our tips

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Performance

FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
Last games

FC Barcelona performance of the last 5 home matches

Victories
40%
Over 2.5
20%
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad
Last games

Real Sociedad performance of the last 5 away matches

Victories
60%
Over 2.5
40%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
0
1
Real Madrid
Real Madrid CF
30 13 9 3 1 32 14 18
0
2
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad de Futbol
29 14 8 5 1 19 10 9
0
3
Sevilla FC
Sevilla FC
28 13 8 4 1 23 9 14
0
4
Atlético Madrid
Atlético de Madrid
26 13 7 5 1 22 13 9
0
5
Betis Sevilla
Real Betis Sevilla
24 14 7 3 4 22 17 5
0
6
Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano
24 15 7 3 5 23 16 7
0
7
FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
23 14 6 5 3 23 16 7
0
8
Athletic Club
Athletic Club Bilbao
20 14 4 8 2 13 10 3
1
9
Valencia FC
Valencia CF
19 15 4 7 4 22 21 1
1
10
CA Osasuna
C. A. Osasuna
19 14 5 4 5 14 18 -4
0
11
Espanyol Barcelona
RCD Espanyol
17 14 4 5 5 14 14 0
0
12
Villarreal CF
Villarreal CF
16 14 3 7 4 16 16 0
2
13
Celta Vigo
RC Celta de Vigo
16 15 4 4 7 16 19 -3
1
14
RCD Mallorca
RCD Mallorca
16 15 3 7 5 14 22 -8
1
15
Deportivo Alavés
Club Deportivo Alavés
14 14 4 2 8 11 19 -8
1
16
Granada FC
Granada CF
12 14 2 6 6 14 22 -8
1
17
Cádiz CF
Cádiz CF
12 14 2 6 6 12 23 -11
0
18
Elche CF
Elche CF
11 14 2 5 7 11 20 -9
0
19
Getafe CF
Getafe FC
10 15 2 4 9 10 19 -9
0
20
Levante
Levante UD
7 14 0 7 7 12 25 -13
Legend
  • Champions League
  • Europa League
  • Europa Conference League Quali.
  • Abstieg