Real Sociedad 12-9-6, Barcelona 18-5-4
3/21/21 4 pm
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Real Sociedad is welcoming Barcelona to Reale Arena in round 28 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Sociedad is doing well lately, and they are having a solid season where they are in 5th place with 45 points, and that is the Europa League spot, which is their maximum this season. Sociedad has been good in the attacking end with 43 scored goals, but their defense has been among the best in LaLiga with 22 conceded goals. Sociedad has lost only 1 of their last 5 games, and that was last week against Granada on the road. Sociedad has had 68% of ball possession in that game, 1 shot on goal, 6 corner kicks, 2 shots inside the box, and 81% of the correct passes. Sociedad’s offense was a little dull in this game, and they ended up losing this match 1-0. With 12 scored goals so far this season, Isak is the leading goalscorer for Real Sociedad, while Oyarzabal added 10 goals and 6 assists. Moya, Sangalli, Zaldua, Elustondo, and Guridi are all injured for Sociedad at this time. Monreal is still questionable for this match. The Champions League spot is out of reach for Sociedad this season, but they will have a huge battle to stay in that Europa League spot, and I believe Sociedad is good enough to stay on it.
Barcelona has been playing in great form, especially in LaLiga, and they haven’t lost any of their last 7 games while winning 5 of those 7 games. At the moment, Barcelona is in 3rd place with 59 points, 61 scored goals, and only 23 conceded goals, but they have one game less played than Real Madrid ahead of them. Messi has been playing great soccer lately, and he has now scored 21 goals for Barcelona in LaLiga while added 6 assists. Griezmann added 7 goals and 6 assists. Fati, Coutinho, Roberto, and Pique are all injured, and they will most likely miss this game. In their last game against Huesca at home, Barcelona was impressive with 69% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a high 93% of the correct passes, which is the most impressive thing of all. Wit 2 scored goals in each half, and 2 goals and an assist from Messi, Barcelona has won this match 4-1. Barcelona still has a chance to win two trophies this season, and those are LaLiga and Copa del Rey where they will play against Bilbao in a few weeks. As far as LaLiga goes, Barcelona is not far from the top, and if they can keep playing this well, they just might get there.
Sociedad has won their last 3 home games in a row, while they haven’t lost any of their last 5 home games. Sociedad has had plenty of success against Barcelona at home, but they are dealing with some injuries, and they are playing against the team in great form, and against the best player in the world who is in great form. I will take Barcelona on the road on this one.