Saturday evening’s La Liga action sees Spanish champions and current league leaders Barcelona play host to mid-table Real Sociedad. It is the Blaugrana who are strong favourites to continue their winning form against a side with just one win in their last eight.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 20 April, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: Barcelona have won the last six meetings between the two sides but these fixtures tend to be very closely fought. The Blaugrana edged out La Real 2-1 in San Sebastian back in September while at the Camp Nou last season it was a 1-0 home win.
|Enter Bet 1||11/2||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||21/10||Offer|
|Real Sociedad double chance||13/5||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have recovered form after winning just three La Liga games in nine attempts by winning 15 of their last 19, although a much-changed side was held 0-0 at Huesca last time out.
They have kept 13 clean sheets in their last 20 matches as they have reinforced their chances of winning a fourth La Liga title in five seasons and are now nine points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga.
Real Sociedad sit 10th in La Liga but have managed just one victory in their last eight fixtures – although conversely have lost just one of their last five.
A ‘double chance’ on La Real to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 13/5 – keep in mind that the Blaugrana are in Champions League action in the build-up to this game – while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/40.
One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi is now up to 38 goals for the campaign (including nine in his last six) as he continues his devastating goalscoring form.
One to watch for Real Sociedad: Mikel Oyarzabal is the main goal threat for the visitors and the 21-year-old already has 13 goals to his name this campaign.
Long shot: Barcelona have 13 clean sheets from their last 20 while La Real have drawn eight of their last 14 games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 28/1.