Real Sociedad v Barcelona tips – Are Barca the Real deal?

It might be a blessing in disguise that Barcelona are out of this season’s UEFA Champions League considering that they have a chance to secure the La Liga title and they’re currently four points behind Atletico Madrid as we reach the business end of the Spanish football season.

Ronald Koeman’s side travel to the Anoeta Stadium on Sunday night and the Dutchman knows that Atletico Madrid can still be overhauled with eleven matches remaining, although Barca need to keep winning.

Barcelona a Backable Price to Beat Sociedad

The Catalan side might have won nine of their thirteen matches on the road domestically this season, although some bookies are prepared to chalk up odds-against quotes about Barca winning this clash and that could be a warm order considering there have been four consecutive La Liga wins.

Lionel Messi continued a strong season by scoring a brace as part of a 4-1 win over Huesca, with Barcelona having previously scored away wins at Osasuna and Sevilla, with the visitors likely to be a warm order as they bid to close the gap on Atleti.

At the time of writing, Koeman’s team are a 15/8 chance with William Hill to secure the league title and it could be the difference between the former Everton manager keeping his job at the Nou Camp or being replaced by a string of contenders.

Can Sociedad Stun Barca in Sunday La Liga Clash?

The reason why Barcelona are trading at such a short price is due to the fact that Real Sociedad have demonstrated that they’re one of the stronger teams in Spain this season, with Imanol Alguacil’s side having finished sixth last season in the La Liga standings and they’re sitting in fifth at the moment.

Sociedad might be missing out in their quest to qualify for the Champions League this season, although the White and Blues have only lost two home matches all season and they’re clearly capable of stopping Barcelona in their tracks.

Real are available as big as 27/10 to win this Sunday night encounter, with Imanol Alguacil’s having recently wobbled against Manchester United in the Europa League, with a slender victory against Levante before losing by the odd goal against Granada.

Barcelona came from behind to beat Sociedad when the teams met at the Nou Camp, while they were also drawn together in the Super Cup and that contest finished in a 1-1 draw before Barca were able to go through on penalties so their previous exchanges have been close affairs.

What Are the Best Bets for Sociedad v Barcelona?

We think Barca are enjoying some of their best form of the season and that Sociedad are potentially running out of steam, with quotes of odds-against making plenty of appeal considering that they’re now focused on getting on the sort of winning run that can see them go close.

Barca’s striking away form means that we can potentially look at backing the visitors to win to nil if you think that Marc-Andre ter Stegen can shut out the opposition and the defence is starting to look sturdy, with young Spaniard Oscar Mingueza enjoying a breakthrough season at the Nou Camp.

On the flip side, Sociedad have won their previous three La Liga clashes on their own pitch, with the team available at that eye-catching 27/10 and perhaps they are capable of at least finding the net during this encounter.

The bookies remain convinced that both teams are likely to find the net during this match and perhaps the bet that really stands out is the 13/5 about Barcelona winning this La Liga contest and both sides finding the net.


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