Real Sociedad vs Barcelona betting odds

Barcelona have taken just one point from their last three Spain. Primera División matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Barcelona are still seventh overall in the table, but the distance between them and the Continental qualification positions is slowly getting bigger. Saturday’s match at home to reigning champions Real Sociedad should prove no easy feat either – Barcelona haven’t won against any Spain. Primera División leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Real Sociedad have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Real Sociedad dominated and humiliated their opponent with a 8-0 win at home last weekend, which also saw their striker net his first hat-trick of 2017, to become the Spain. Primera División’s joint top scorer (19 goals) in the process, before easing their way through to the semi-finals of the national cup at home to opponent during the week (3-0 win).

Real Sociedad are clear favourites here at 4/9 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 21/20 has some decent potential for the following reasons:

Most people know about Real Sociedad and their striker, and for good reason too. He is a world class striker and currently in top form, with seven goals from his last four competitive outings. He’s also scored three goals in Real Sociedad’s last four on the road so you’d fancy him to continue this run as an anytime goalscorer at 4/7 with bet365. However, Barcelona are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Barcelona took a point away from Real Sociedad (1-1 draw).

Notably, Real Sociedad’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Real Sociedad have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four Spain. Primera División away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Barcelona, and the added strain following their mid-week national cup match, where the league leaders fielded a full strength squad, should add even more value to Barcelona getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though Barcelona are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), Real Sociedad hold the best away record in the Spain. Primera División (W8 D2 L1). Barcelona’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with Real Sociedad’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the Real Sociedadns could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 Real Sociedad win at 15/2 with bet365.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona betting odds

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