RS vs BAR Dream11 Team Prediction La Liga Football – Fantasy Team News

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad

La Liga

 

RS vs BAR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

If this season was a script written by a Barcelona fan, then this could have been the game where Catalan giants complete their unbeaten, a feat no team in La Liga’s history managed to achieve. However, Ernesto Valverde’s team scuppered the chance at the most inopportune time as they lost 5-4 in the 37th game of the season against Levante last weekend.

Lionel Messi was rested in that game and it seemed a right decision before last week’s match considering how much efforts the 5-times Ballon d’Or has put in this season. But the fact that Barca opted to travel to South Africa this week for some friendly match didn’t go down well with their fans who were more interested in completing an unbeaten run than some goodwill mission in Africa.

Now all the focus will turn towards Andres Iniesta as this will be the last time that the 2010 World Cup final scorer will be seen in a Barcelona shirt.

It has been quite a strange season in many respects in Barcelona and even another league cup and double hasn’t been enough to keep many punters happy. It’s fair to say they’ve had a far better campaign than Real Sociedad though. The Basques failed to make much impact in Europe and have failed to come close to threatening to get back into the Europa League through the league. Some decent late-season form under Imanol Alguacil has though at least salvaged some pride and they could even end up with a top half finish if they can get something from this game.

 

MATCH DETAILS:

When: May 21, 12:15 AM IST

Where: Camp Nou

Capacity: 99,354

 

Recent wins (Last six matches, recent – last)

Barcelona – D W W D W L

Real Sociedad – W W L W L W

 

RS vs BAR Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspension

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad:

Barcelona: French International Samuel Umtiti is carrying a knock and with World Cup on the horizon, he is expected not to be included in the playing 11 for this particular clash. Barca’s another center-back Thomas Vermaelen is out injured as well, so Yerry Mina is expected to start at the back.

Sergi Roberto will be serving the 3rd of his four-match suspension with Nelson Semedo continuing at the right-back. Sergi Samper is also injured for the Catalan giants.

Real Sociedad:

For visitors, Imanol Agirretxe and Hector Moreno have been ruled out of this match due to injuries, while Carlos Martinez is a doubt for the two-times Spanish Champions.

 

RS vs BAR Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable)

Barcelona – Stegen (GK), Alba, Mina, Pique, Semedo, Coutinho, Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta, Messi, Suarez

Real Sociedad – Moya (GK), Elustondo, Navas, Llorente, Bella, Zurutuza, Illarramendi, Januzaj, Canales, Oyarzabal, Jose

 

Competition History-

Barcelona –  25 times La Liga Champions

Real Sociedad – 2 La Liga Titles

 

Head 2 Head- 150 meetings in official matches

Barcelona – 85

Draw- 33

Real Sociedad – 32

 

Key Players:

Barcelona – Messi, Iniesta

Real Sociedad  Oyarzabal, Jose

 

Take a look at some statistics –

  1. Barcelona have won five times in the last six games against Real Sociedad.
  2. Barcelona have also defeated Real Sociedad 60 times out of the 70 visits they have taken to Camp Nou. No team have beaten them more in home games than the Catalan giants.
  3. Sociedad have won just 4 away games in La Liga this season.
  4. Meanwhile, Barcelona are the only team in La Liga not to lose a home game this season.
  5. Lionel Messi has scored 34 league goals this season while Cristiano Ronaldo is at 2nd with 25 goals. Barring some unbelievable circumstances, the Argentine wizard is on the cusp of becoming only the 4th player in La Liga history to win the golden boot award for five consecutive years, other players who have achieved this feat are – Di Stéfano, Quini, and Hugo Sáncheza

 

RS vs BAR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:

 

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Despite Real Socided winning four times in the last six games, a result looks like a tough ask for them. Also, the Camp Nou will be high on emotions as this is Andres Iniesta’s final game of his Barcelona career. So expect some this Barcelona side to finish the job in this game and bid adieu to their legend in the best possible way.

 

NOTE: THIS RS vs BAR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.