The early Saturday evening action in La Liga sees champions Barcelona host high-flying Real Sociedad, who have won five in a row in all competitions and eight in nine.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 7 March, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad: William Hill, La Liga TV
Last time: The two played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in San Sebastian earlier in the campaign but Barcelona edged out both league encounters last season 2-1.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Real Sociedad double chance||11/5||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||12/5||Offer|
|Arturo Vidal anytime scorer||3/1||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have lost top spot in La Liga with just six victories in their last 11 in the league, leaving them a point points off leaders Real Madrid.
Quique Setien’s side fell to a limp two-goal loss to Madrid in El Clasico last time out and they will be desperate for a quickfire response to that disappointment.
Real Sociedad are the form team in Spain at the moment – winning five on the spin in all competitions and eight from nine, they are flying high both in La Liga – they are pushing a top four spot – and the Copa del Rey.
Unsurprisingly due to their stature, the hosts are favourites for this encounter at odds of 7/20 with a La Real victory priced at 15/2 and the draw available at 17/4.
There have been 93 goals over Barcelona’s 26 league games – almost four per game – while 74 goals have flown in during Real Sociedad games this term. Over 4.5 goals is priced at 12/5 with Bet Victor with over 5.5 at a tempting 5/1.
A ‘double chance’ on La Real to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 11/5 with William Hill while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/16.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 1.
One to watch for Barcelona: Arturo Vidal has already notched up six goals in La Liga this season – against Real Betis, Sevilla, Real Valladolid, Leganes, Alaves and Espanyol – in just eight starts and is at a tempting 3/1 to find the net here with 888 Sport.
One to watch for Real Sociedad: Former Manchester United forward Adnan Januzaj has netted in each of his past two outings for the Basque club and is at 5/1 to score in this game.
Long shot: Barcelona have 10 clean sheets already this season while La Real have successive clean sheets and have been defensively resolute of late. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 20/1.