TheSportsRush brings Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona prediction, as Barcelona aims to continue their winning run in La Liga.
The footballing action in the Spanish top flight returns this Saturday after a week of international break. Real Sociedad will host Barcelona on September 15 at Estadio Municipal de Anoeta.
Barca took off from where they left last season, winning all of their three opening games. Ernesto Valverde’s side registered a thumping 3-0 win against Alaves, and a 1-0 victory away at Valladolid, before netting 8 goals past the newly promoted Huesca.
Barcelona suffered an early setback in the third minute of the match when Huesca took a shock lead in the third minute of the match, but captain Lionel Messi led a solid comeback. Messi has already scored four goals, and is the joint top-scorer of the league with Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.
Real Sociedad faced a shock loss to Eibar in the third game-week of the season, and are 8th in the table with four points. They blew lead in both the games where they dropped points, conceding a two-goal advantage against Leganes. Against Eibar, they scored in the 15th minute through penalty, before Eibar scored the winner in injury time.
In their previous two meetings in the La Liga, Barcelona have emerged comfortable winners. Coutinho’s goal was the sole difference between the two teams when they met in the final game of the season in 2017/18. On Barca’s away visit, Real Sociedad conceded a two-goal advantage, as the game resulted in a 4-2 victory for the visiting side.
The odds are justifiably heavily tilted in the favour of Barcelona win. Skybet have 4/9 odds on Barcelona’s victory, while 5/1 on Real Sociedad pulling out an upset. 10Bet have amongst the highest odds on ‘La Real’s’ win, with 28/5.
Most odds on a draw are in the region of 4/1, with BetFred having a slightly higher odds at 9/2.