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real sociedad vs fc barcelona primera division
Saturday, 14 December 2019 17:00
Real Sociedad de Futbol
Real Sociedad
(4.) 6.
  • Mikel Oyarzabal (12')
  • A. Isak (62')
-- : -- : -- : --
DD HH MM SS
match about to start
FC Barcelona
Barcelona
1. (1.)
  • A. Griezmann (38')
  • L. Suárez (49')
Reale Arena (San Sebastián, Spain)
Spain − Primera División − 2019/2020 − Matchday 17

betting tip & odds comparison 14/12/19 Real Sociedad - FC Barcelona

Betting Tip for matchday 17 of the 2019/2020 Primera División between Real Sociedad de Futbol and FC Barcelona. The game will be played at Reale Arena (San Sebastián, Spain) on the 14.12.2019 at 16:00.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona

Barcelona aim to retain top spot in La Liga when they travel to the city of San Sebastian to battle Real Sociedad, an opponent that has largely proven difficult (4 straight losses between 2013 and 2016) on their home ground, even though the Catalan team has won on their last three visits. Barca currently sit at the top of La Liga with 34 points, while their host occupy the fourth Champions League spot with 27 points.

Will Barca continue their impressive recent run against La Real or will the San Sebastian-based team put a dent in Barca’s championship credentials? Read on to find out what we think.

Real Sociedad

La Real started the season so well, but have somewhat gone off the boil in recent matches. The team currently has only one win in the last four matches. Their last match was a 0-0 draw away at Real Valladolid. According to media reports, the team has played some of the most pristine football in La Liga this season.

In Martin Ødegaard, La Real have a real talent and the Real Madrid loanee is certainly hoping to help his main club orchestrate Barca’s loss at the Estadio Anoeta. The youngster has seven goal contributions – three goals and 4 assists – in 16 matches and is not going to miss the opportunity to take advantage of a shaky Barcelona defence.

Real Sociedad have won 8 of their opening 16 league matches with the wins spread equally across home and away matches. They have scored 26 goals and conceded 16 goals. At home they average more than two goals scored per match, with 15 goals scored in seven games and should pose a threat to the visiting Blaugrana. La Real does, however, need to overcome a mental block; they’ve lost their last 7 games against Barcelona in all competitions.

Barcelona

After one of its worst starts on the road, Barca have somewhat steadied their away performance ship with four wins in five matches. However, the jury is still out on their away performance as the Catalan giants have struggled for fluency on the road this season. Part of the reason for their struggles away from home is that they don’t score enough and also concede; Ernesto Valverde’s side have scored only 11 goals and conceded 9 in the process.

Should they win this match, Barca would have won seven straight matches in all competitions. It’s worth noting that their upturn in form away from home has coincided with a certain Lionel Messi being available and in hitting form. The World Footballer of the year tops the top scorer’s chart with 12 goals and five assists despite missing the earlier part of the season due to injury. In this match Messi should also prove a factor.

With the El Classico looming, Barca would want to make sure they go into that game off the back of another win. This should prompt Valverde to field his strongest side. More so, when the likes of Messi, Pique, Suarez, and Marc-Andre ter Stegen were all left out of their Champions League match at the San Siro in midweek.

Possible Team Line Up

While both sides have one or two players struggling for fitness, they should still be able to field their strongest side or one very close. Barca have missed Alba foraging runs down the left flank; there are suggestions he could play some minutes in this match. He’s joined on the sidelines by Nelson Semedo, Ousmane Dembele, and Arthur. Real Sociedad might also be without the services of David Zurutuza, Asier Illarramendi, and Ruben Pardo.

Possible Line Ups

Real Sociedad Barcelona
  • Remiro
  • Zaldua
  • Llorente
  • Gorosabel
  • Monreal
  • Portu
  • Odegaard
  • Guevara
  • Merino
  • Oyarzabal
  • Willian Jose
  • Coach: Imanol Alguacil
  • Ter Stegen
  • Semedo
  • Pique
  • Lenglet
  • Firpo
  • De Jong
  • Busquets
  • Rakitic
  • Griezmann
  • L Suarez
  • Messi
  • Coach: Enersto Valverde
Injured: Ruben Pardo, Asier Illarramendi, David Zurutuza and Semedo, Dembele, Arthur, Alba

 

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Betting Tips

Given that Real Sociedad haven’t scored two or more goals in their last three matches it is highly likely they won’t do so against better opposition. Coupled with the fact that Barcelona have two or more goals in their last seven matches, the safest bet will be a handicap 0-2 away win for Barcelona. You can read more sports betting tips on the match here.

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Performance

Real Sociedad
Last games
FC Barcelona
Last games

Real Sociedad performance of the last 6 home matches

Victories
Over 2.5

FC Barcelona performance of the last 4 away matches

Victories
Over 2.5

Standing

Pos Team Team PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
0
1
Real Madrid CF
Real Madrid
87 38 26 9 3 70 25 45
0
2
FC Barcelona
Barcelona
82 38 25 7 6 86 38 48
0
3
Atlético de Madrid
Atlético
70 38 18 16 4 51 27 24
0
4
Sevilla FC
Sevilla
70 38 19 13 6 54 34 20
0
5
Villarreal CF
Villarreal
60 38 18 6 14 63 49 14
0
6
Real Sociedad de Futbol
Real Sociedad
56 38 16 8 14 56 48 8
2
7
Granada CF
Granada
56 38 16 8 14 52 45 7
1
8
Getafe FC
Getafe
54 38 14 12 12 43 37 6
1
9
Valencia CF
Valencia
53 38 14 11 13 46 53 -7
1
10
C. A. Osasuna
Osasuna
52 38 13 13 12 46 54 -8
1
11
Athletic Club Bilbao
Athletic
51 38 13 12 13 41 38 3
0
12
Levante UD
Levante
49 38 14 7 17 47 53 -6
3
13
Real Valladolid Club de Futbol
Valladolid
42 38 9 15 14 32 43 -11
1
14
SD Eibar
Eibar
42 38 11 9 18 39 56 -17
1
15
Real Betis Sevilla
Sevilla
41 38 10 11 17 48 60 -12
1
16
Club Deportivo Alavés
Alavés
39 38 10 9 19 34 59 -25
0
17
RC Celta de Vigo
RC Celta
37 38 7 16 15 37 49 -12
0
18
CD Leganés
Leganés
36 38 8 12 18 30 51 -21
0
19
RCD Mallorca
Mallorca
33 38 9 6 23 40 65 -25
0
20
RCD Espanyol
Espanyol
25 38 5 10 23 27 58 -31
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