FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
VS
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad
Spain
Spain
Primera División
15.08.2021
20:00
Ended
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Spotify Camp Nou
Barcelona

FC Barcelona - Real Sociedad de Futbol betting tip & odds comparison 15.08.2021

In gameweek 1 of Primera División, FC Barcelona will host Real Sociedad at Spotify Camp Nou. Kick-off is scheduled for 8:00 PM on Aug 15, 2021 With our match prediction and odds comparison for FC Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad you are guaranteed to get all the important facts and details for this fixture. First and foremost, we will take a close look at the teams' recent performances.

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In their last five Primera División encounters, FC Barcelona managed to get 4 wins against Real Sociedad, while Real Sociedad scored 0 wins. On 1 occasion, there was no winner. If we focus exclusively on the home games that FC Barcelona played against Real Sociedad in the Primera División, we get the following record: 5 wins for FC Barcelona, 0 draws and 0 wins for Real Sociedad.

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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
60%
Over 2.5
80%
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad
Last games

Real Sociedad performance of the last 5 away matches

Victories
80%
Over 2.5
60%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
0
1
Real Madrid
Real Madrid CF
86 38 26 8 4 80 31 49
0
2
FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
73 38 21 10 7 68 38 30
0
3
Atlético Madrid
Atlético de Madrid
71 38 21 8 9 65 43 22
0
4
Sevilla FC
Sevilla FC
70 38 18 16 4 53 30 23
0
5
Betis Sevilla
Real Betis Sevilla
65 38 19 8 11 62 40 22
0
6
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad de Futbol
62 38 17 11 10 40 37 3
0
7
Villarreal CF
Villarreal CF
59 38 16 11 11 63 37 26
0
8
Athletic Club
Athletic Club Bilbao
55 38 14 13 11 43 36 7
2
9
Valencia FC
Valencia CF
48 38 11 15 12 48 53 -5
1
10
CA Osasuna
C. A. Osasuna
47 38 12 11 15 37 51 -14
1
11
Celta Vigo
RC Celta de Vigo
46 38 12 10 16 43 43 0
0
12
Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano
42 38 11 9 18 39 50 -11
1
13
Elche CF
Elche CF
42 38 11 9 18 40 52 -12
1
14
Espanyol Barcelona
RCD Espanyol
42 38 10 12 16 40 53 -13
0
15
Getafe CF
Getafe FC
39 38 8 15 15 33 41 -8
1
16
RCD Mallorca
RCD Mallorca
39 38 10 9 19 36 63 -27
1
17
Cádiz CF
Cádiz CF
39 38 8 15 15 35 51 -16
2
18
Granada FC
Granada CF
38 38 8 14 16 44 61 -17
0
19
Levante
Levante UD
35 38 8 11 19 51 76 -25
0
20
Deportivo Alavés
Club Deportivo Alavés
31 38 8 7 23 31 65 -34
Legend
  • Champions League
  • Europa League
  • Europa Conference League Quali.
  • Abstieg