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| On Mar 21, 2021 3:18 PM IST

RS vs BAR Dream11 Tips for Real Sociedad vs Barcelona La Liga Fixtures 21 March

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RS vs BAR Dream11: Barcelona travels to Basque county to take on Real Sociedad in the Reale Arena. After a great start to the season, Real Sociedad has fallen of and are currently 5th in the table, 10 points from the Champions League spots. They are also coming off the back of a 1-0 loss to Granada last week. Barcelona was overtaken by Real Madrid in the table after their win and are currently in 3rd place. La Blaugrana is 4 points behind Atletico Madrid but with their game being after the leaders, they could go into their game, 7 points off the top.

Date: 22nd March, Monday
Kick-Off: 1:30 am (IST)
Venue: Reale Arena, Basque

La Liga Table: Real Sociedad is in 5th place while Barcelona sits in 3rd.

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Recent Form
Real Sociedad: WDDWL
Barcelona: WWWDW

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
Real Sociedad – 0
Draw – 1
Barcelona – 4

RS vs BAR Today Match Prediction Details

Real Sociedad News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Real Sociedad have a major injury crisis with Jon Guridi joining the injury list.
• Defenders, Nacho Monreal, Joseba Zaldua, Jon Pacheco and Aritz Elustondo are all out with injuries.
• Forwards, Luca Sangalli and Alex Sola, too are nursing injuries and will be unavailable.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• The backline should remain the same as the one that started against Granada.
• Asier Illaramendi could be replaced by Ander Guevara in midfield with David Silva and Mikel Merino on either side of him.
• Cristian Portu could return to the right flank in place of Adnan Januzaj.

Real Sociedad Starting XI (likely)

Alex Remiro (GK)
Andoni Gorosabel
Igor Zubeldia
Robin Le Normand
Aihen Munoz
Ander Guevara
David Silva
Mikel Merino
Cristian Portu
Alexander Isak
Mikel Oyarzabal

Barcelona News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Barcelona do not have any fresh injuries for this game.
• Defenders, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto, are out with injuries and will not be available until next month.
• Forwards, Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho, both have meniscus injuries and will remain sidelined.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Frenkie de Jong started in defence against Huesca but looked out of his element and should be back in midfield with Ronald Araujo starting in defence.
• Antoine Griezmann could be granted a rest with Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele spearheading the attack.

Barcelona Starting XI (likely)

Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Oscar Mingueza
Roland Araujo
Clement Lenglet
Sergino Dest
Frenkie de Jong
Sergio Busquets
Pedri
Jordi Alba
Ousmane Dembele
Lionel Messi

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Lionel Messi – Easily one of the best players the world has ever seen and has 28 goal contributions in 23 starts. He has 3 goals and 3 assists in his last 3 games and has the potential to change the course of any game all by himself. He has also created 63 chances and completed a whopping 110 successful dribbles.

Mikel Oyarzabal – Oyarzabal has 16 goal contributions (10 goals and 6 assists) in La Liga this season. He has created 38 goal-scoring chances and succeeded in 42% of his attempted dribbles. Playing on the left-wing, he has whipped in 29 accurate crosses with a success rate of 26%.

Differential Pick

Pedri – Pedri has been excellent for Barcelona this season and has 2 assists in his last 2 games for the club. He has created 37 chances this season and has an impressive pass accuracy of 87%. He has successfully completed 22 of his attempted dribbles and has scored 2 goals from his 5 shots on target giving him a conversion rate of 40%. Pedri has been having a break-through season and will look to keep doing well in midfield and nail down a starting spot.

RS vs BAR Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – ter Stegen
Defenders – Le Normand, Gorosabel, Dest, Lenglet
Midfielders – Portu, Merino, Pedri, De Jong
Forwards – Oyarzabal (VC), Messi (C)

Likely Winner:

The RS vs BAR Today Match Prediction will be an interesting one but the odds favour Barcelona. The Catalans are in great form and have not lost a La Liga game since the first week of December. This game features two teams who have some of the strongest defences in the league with the home side conceding just 22 goals and Barcelona conceding 23 in their 27 league games. However, Barca has scored about 20 goals more than their counterparts and will be hoping to continue that goal-scoring form against Sociedad.

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