Although Xavi changed his mind and decided to stay at Barcelona, his side was humiliated last week in La Liga when Girona smashed them with four goals. The title race is over for the Catalan club, as Real Madrid have already been crowned in La Liga.

Barcelona are now in 3rd 73 points but have a chance to go to the 2nd place when they face off against Real Sociedad tonight. Barcelona will host Real Sociedad tonight in order to bounce back from the 4-2 defeat against Girona. 

Stats & Facts

  • Barcelona have a very strong record against Real Sociedad in La Liga. The Blaugranes have lost only one of their last 15 meetings with Real Sociedad in this competition. Before that, Barcelona suffered four defeats in their previous seven matches.
  • Real Sociedad’s away records against Barcelona are a total disaster. They have lost 24 consecutive league meetings with Barcelona away from home. 
  • Real Sociedad ended their 24-game losing streak last year by defeating Barcelona by a 2-1 margin!
  • Since Real Sociedad won their last visit to Barcelona, a win would see them winning two consecutive away matches for the very first time in their history.
  • Barcelona have suffered two defeats in their last three league games. Additionally, they have won only one of their previous four league matches played on Monday.
  • Meanwhile, Real Sociedad have won their last three league matches that were played on Monday.
  • Real Sociedad have lost only one of their last seven matches in La Liga.

Team News

Midfielder Frankie de Jong picked up an ankle injury and is likely to miss a few games for Barcelona. Gavi and Alejandro Balde have not recovered from their injuries and will miss the rest of the season.

Pedri and Raphinha were on the bench during their defeat to Girona, but Xavi is likely to recall them to the starting XI tonight.

The visitors, however, will miss the service of Igor Zubeldia, Martin Zubimendi, Kieran Tierney, and Carlos Fernandez due to injuries. Moreover, Hamari Traore and Aihen Munoz are still uncertain ahead of tonight’s clash.

Possible Lineup for Barcelona:

Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Cubarsi, Cancelo; Gundogan, Christensen, Pedri; Yamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha

Possible Lineup for Real Sociedad:

Remiro; Odriozola, Le Normand, Pacheco, Galan; Benat, Mendez, Merino; Oyarzabal, Becker, Kubo

Prediction: Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad

Barcelona are more than desperate to bounce back from their 4-2 defeat against Girona. It is no secret Barcelona will go for an all-out attack tonight when they welcome Real Sociedad. 

Meanwhile, Real Sociedad are in a good rhythm, but their away records are below average against Barcelona. Therefore, we expect a close match but Barcelona are favorite and should win the match.

Betfair Odds

Barcelona: 1.74

Draw: 3.85

Sociedad: 5.00

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