RS vs BAR Dream11: Barcelona travel to Basque country as they play Real Sociedad at Anoeta Stadium. This has been a historically tough ground for Barcelona who ended their 10-year long winless run at Anoete Stadium with a 4-2 win in 2018. Can Ernesto Valverde's men win against to maintain an excellent run of form or will the hosts sense an opportunity to hammer a blow to their visitors who may be distracted by the impending El Clasiconext week?
Real Sociedad are 4th on the points table having managed 8 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats in 16 league games heading into this match. After a 0-0 draw away at Villarreal last weekend, Sociedad's points tally stands at 14 points from the last 8 league games and four from the last two matches. Sociedad must maintain the consistency if they are to hold onto the Champions League places, as only three points separate them and 9th place Granada.
Barcelona, on the other hand, are on a roll at the moment, stretching their winning run to seven games in all competitions following a 1-2 win over Inter Milan in the Champions League.
Host: Real Sociedad
Competition: La Liga
Match Venue: Anoeta Stadium (also known as Reale Arena)
Match Timing: Saturday, December 14, @08:30 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Real Sociedad to win: 5.00 (4/1), Probability to happen: 20.00%
Barcelona to win: 4.20 (16/5), Probability to happen: 23.81%
Draw: 1.61 (61/100), Probability to happen: 62.11%
Barcelona can make 8wins out of 8against Real Sociedad in all competitions.
Barcelona have scored at least two goals in 8 of their last 10 games in all competitions.
Despite Sociedad furth on the table, they are only the 13th best team in tLa Liga in home games.
Real Sociedad are averaging more than two goals per game in home matches.
All three defeats for Barcelona in La Liga have come on the road.
Real Sociedad team news: Asier Illarramendi remains out due to a groin injury, while Aritz Elustondo (knee injury) and David Zurutuza (hamstring injury) won't feature either.
Also, twenty-three-year-old centre-back Robin Le Normand is also out due to a ban. Igor Zubeldia is expected to partner Diego Llorente at the back as a result.
Real Sociedad key players:
Willian Jose: 07 Goals.
Mikel Oyarzabal: 05 Goals.
Portu: 04 Goals.
Real Sociedad squad for this game:
Quinones, Iraia, Tejada, S.Olaizola, Maddi, Etxezarreta, Nahikari, Itxaso, Palacios, Manu, L. Banos, C. Bautista, Barbara, Lucia, N. Mendoza, Cecilia, A. Nanclares
Barcelona team news: Jordi Alba and Nelson Semedo both have returned to the team for this game, but Junior Firpo and Moussa Wague miss out due to rest purposes.
Barcelona squad for this match: Marc-André Ter Stegen, Nélson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Jean-Clair Todibo, Luis Suárez, Leo Messi, Neto, Clément Lenglet, Antoine Griezmann, Jordi Alba, Carles Aleñá, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Arturo Vidal,Samuel Umtiti, Carles Pérez, Ansu Fati
Barcelona key players:
Lionel Messi: 12 Goals.
Luis Suarez: 08 Goals.
Antoine Griezmann: 05 Goals.
Real Sociedad: Remiro (GK), Zaldua, Zubeldia, Llorente, Monreal; Guevara; Odegaard, Merino, Portu, Jose, Oyarzabal
Barcelona: Marc Andre ter Stegen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Firpo, de Jong, Busquets, Melo, Messi, Suarez, Griezmann
As discussed above, the visiting team is favourite to win the game.