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Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

21-Mar-2021, 04:27 pm

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Barcelona are aiming to continue their excellent form in La Liga on Sunday evening when they visit the Reale Arena to face Real Sociedad.

RonaldKoemans side are unbeaten in their last 17 league matches and have won each of their last eight games on the road, although La Real are strong in their own stadium- losing only to leaders Atletico Madrid there since September.

It was an entertaining clash when these two sides met at Camp Nouin December, with the Basques taking the lead only for Barca to net twice soon after and record a 2-1 victory.

Another win for the Catalans is available at 19/20 (1.95) with bet365, while the hosts can be backed at 13/5 (3.60) and the draw at 14/5 (3.80).

Long-term absentees Sergi Roberto, Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho are still missing for the Blaugrana, with Gerard Pique also sidelined.

La Real, meanwhile, have concerns over Nacho Monreal, Martin Zubimendi and Joseba Zaldua, while David Silva missed some training sessions this week and could be a doubt.

This is usually a highly-competitive fixture regardless of location but especially when the sides clash in San Sebastian, where Barca do not have a good record.

Their most recent visit saw them draw 2-2 last season, which means the Blaugrana have won just two of their last 10 league tripsto the Reale Arena.

The hosts should be able to contribute to another high-scoring encounter considering they have nettedin their last 10 home La Liga clashes against Barca, although the Catalans have scored in their last 12 competitive encounters against the Basque Country team.

Furthermore, only Atletico Madrid and Barca have scored more home goals in La Liga this season than Real Sociedad, while Koemans side are the most prolific side on the road this term.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is priced at 10/11 (1.91) and looks like an unmissable selection given the history of this fixture, having paid out in four of the most recent five Liga renewals.

Backing both teams to score in the first half at 3/1 (4.00) could also be of interest as a value bet, with this landing when the sides met at Camp Nou back in December as well as in last seasons 2-2 draw on this ground.

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Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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