In the first match this year in Primera, Barca take on Real Sociedad.
Real Sociedad is very poor this season and after 16 rounds they are near the relegation zone. But, their recent performance is not such bad. In the last 8 matches in all competitions they lost only once (3-4-1).
Interesting fact about home is that they played very good against teams at the top of the table. They beat Real Madrid 4-2 and Atletico Madrid 2-1 at home this season and they will be fully motivated to make a good result against Barca.
Zaldua (11/0 d), Mikel Gonzalez (5/0 d), Elustondo (7/0 m), Dani Estrada (0/0 d) and Zurutuza (10/2 m) are all out for this match.
Barcelona play fantastic this season and they are one of the main candidates to win the title. Their recent form is amazing – in the last 11 matches in all competitions they won 10 games (10-1-0).
Only in the last two matches they scored 13 goals.
Barca have full squad available except long-term injured Vermaelen (0/0 d).
The visitors are absolute favorite to win this one, but it won’t be an easy match for them. I expect that the home side give 100% to stay undefeated, but Barca is definitely better side.
X/2 looks like a good betting option. It’s a little risky bet, but for small stake or in combo is fine.
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Betting Tip: X/2 @ 3.75 (Bet365)