Real Sociedad vs Barcelona – La Liga: San Sebastián is a tough stadium for Barcelona
Despite the fact that the Basque country is a zone of the country where the Catalans have always searched for talent. Facing Real Sociedad at their own stadium hasn’t been easy for the team that, now, has Ernesto Valverde as head coach.
The local side, furthermore, has a footballing style that is now very similar to what is being done in Barcelona so, in a certain way, we should expect a match between two similar styles this Sunday.
There are, however, differences to spot and, especially, to consider fundamental in what either team can take away from this match.
Barcelona travels with some tranquillity, considering they are leaders of La Liga with a 9-points advantage over Atlético de Madrid.
Midweek, the Catalan side battered Celta de Vigo on Copa del Rey, a team that had dared to draw with them on the 1st leg. And, finally, there is Messi.
Whatever problems Real Sociedad can cause to Barcelona, I don’t thing they will be able to overcome the fact that their opponents have Messi on the team.
For Real Sociedad, the latest results haven’t been what they expected and, despite the compliments that their performances received at the start of the season, the scenario is somewhat disappointing for them.
That should never be a setback for them to find their best performance to host Barcelona, but the stats show a team that, after having won away at Rosenborg on November 23rd, only got another win against Sevilla, having played 8 matches during that period.,
Their moment of form is poor, which means the team led by Eusébio Sacristán needs to react.
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona – Betting Tip and Prediction:
There wouldn’t exist a better reaction than stopping Barcelona. The scenario is, however, very complicated. Despite an history of difficulties, this Barcelona travels to San Sebastián to win.