Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad – Betting Preview
After winning the Spanish Super Cup and as they lead the league with three points more than Real Madrid and six points more than Real Sociedad, Barcelona will also try to earn their place in Copa del Rey semis.
Their opponent is the beforementioned Basque team, who is on a five-game winning streak in La Liga and seven-game winning streak in all competitions.
The Blaugrana are now atop the rankings with having only lost one game in La Liga in their first seventeen matches.
The club just defeated Real Madrid with confidence and added the Spanish Super Cup victory to its resume. Therefore, Barcelona has had a fantastic season thus far, save for their Champions League group-stage exit.
The club’s lone injured player at the moment is Andreas Christensen, and Torres and Lewandowski are back with the team after serving their suspensions.
Real Sociedad Preview
Real Sociedad, who are currently only six points behind Barcelona in the fight for the league title, has kept up with Barcelona and Real Madrid with five straight victories in La Liga.
Even though it’s unlikely that the Basque squad will win the championship, it’s still a remarkable accomplishment, and with Atletico Madrid trailing them by seven points, there is every reason to believe that they will play in the Champions League the following year.
Real Sociedad is currently dealing with injury issues ahead of their Copa del Rey matchup with Barcelona. They will be without Alex Sola, Andoni Gorosabel, Mikel Merino, Ander Guevara, Martn Merquelanz, Jon Pacheco, Sadiq Umar, and Mohamed-Ali Cho.
1×2 Betting Odds
Alguacil’s team has allowed just one goal in their last 630 minutes of play, so expect them to be defensively tight yet again, but the attacking quality of Barcelona should be enough to prevail against the toughest of defence!
And the betting market agrees!
Barcelona are top of the La Liga table, plus they already have won 1 trophy and they loving playing in the Copa Del Rey (winner 34 times).
Despite their early Champions League exit, Barcelona are having an incredible season and in this quarter final contest they are the favourites to win @ 1.62.
Real Sociedad can take confidence from their winning streak, but they are in underdogs in this @ 6.12.
The possibility of a draw, and this one goes to extra time stands @ 4.20.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.93.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.02.
The market expects Barcelona to win and the market expects a close game.
Real Sociedad has shown that they can defend and hold teams, so factoring that in, expect a close game with Barcelona winning at the end of it!