Real Sociedad VS Barcelona ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Real Sociedad vs Barcelona
Real Sociedad and Barcelona face each other at Estadio Municipal de Anoeta, in a match for the 19th day of the Primera División. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 7 games won 4, drew 2 and lost 1. However, in the last match in this stadium, for the Copa del Rey, 19-01-2017, the Barcelona won by (0-1). Neymar (21 ‘) scored the only goal of the game. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the house / off condition, as Real Sociedad presents different results at home and abroad.
Real Sociedad Team News
The home team is currently in 12th place with 23 points, after 6 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate game, won at home against Sevilla by (3-1). In the latter, he lost out against Leganés by (1-0). This is a team that curiously has more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats in his stadium, with 30 goals scored and 25 conceded. For the championship, Real Sociedad won 12 points out of 27 after 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in their last 9 games at their stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency for goals to be scored as 7 of their last 9 games for this competition have finished with over 2.5 goals. In the 18 games he played in this event, he only got 1 turnaround in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Stats
Real Sociedad has been unable to maintain its consistency for much of the season and currently appears at the bottom of the leaderboard with 23 points. On the final day the home team faltered again and conceded a 1-0 loss to Levante. In this home game, commander Eusebio should keep the team in 4-3-3, benefiting the organization of his block and the counterattacks, especially through the left aisle: Mikel Oyarzabal is a very fast and excellent player in the offensive transition. Willian José is the main highlight of the home team with 7 goals scored and 1 assist. The completion of the plays created has been a strong point of this formation. For this game the manager of the house has doubts Ruben Pardo, De la Bella and Inigo Martinez, all injured.
Barcelona Team News
The visiting team is currently in 1st place with 48 points, after 15 wins and 3 draws. In the penultimate game, he won out against Real Madrid for (0-3). In the last game, won at home against Levante by (3-0). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last game that played, for the Copa del Rey, won the Celta de Vigo home (5-0). The last game as a visitor went to Copa del Rey Copa del Rey and ended with a 1-1 draw against Celta de Vigo.
For this competition, you have not lost any of the last 9 games outside your stadium. In the matches played out for the championship, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 4 of their 9 matches. Defensive solidity has been one of his strengths as he has only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 games and his attack has scored regularly as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals to be scored in their away games, as 9 of their last 9 meetings for this competition have finished with over 1.5 goals. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: scored the first goal in 14 of the last 18 games for Primera División, of those 14 reached the interval in the lead in 10 and managed to always maintain the lead until the end of the 90 ‘ . In 18 games in this event, only got 1 turnaround in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal. There have been 1 period in the last 20 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals in the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Barcelona continue to show that it is a strong contender for the title and currently already takes 9 points ahead of the second Atletico Madrid. We emphasize that Barcelona has gained access to the next phase of the King’s Cup, by beating Celta Vigo by 5-0. In this away game, coach Ernesto Valverde should continue to play in the usual tactical system, that is, 4-3-3, with Suárez being the most offensive team reference. Argentine star Lionel Messi continues to be the great highlight of the Catalan team with 16 goals and 8 assists.