Barcelona hosts Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou in a match from the 27th round of La Liga
The champion Barcelona hosts Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou in a match from the 27th round of La Liga. Let us say thing or two about this game in today’s La Liga predictions.
Barcelona must bounce back after what happened last week when they lost the El Clasico against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. Because of this defeat Barca lost the first place and they are now second with 55 points, one point behind the leader Real Madrid. This was Barcelona’s fifth defeat for the season.
Against Real Madrid Quique Setien started the game with a conservative 4-4-2 system, choosing Arturo Vidal to start. It won’t be surprising if Setien decided to turn back to 4-3-3 on Saturday. Players like Ansu Fati and Martin Braithwaite are ready to start against Real Sociedad and show their capabilities.
Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto remain injured for Barcelona. All other players in Quique Setien’s team are avaliable.
Real Sociedad approach this game from 6th place in the league. Right now the Basques have 43 points and they are just 2 points behind Getafe and the Top 4. As you can see La Real are still in the race for a Champions League qualification, so you must expect that they will give their all against the Catalan giants on Saturday.
Last week Real Sociedad scored their third consecutive win in the league. La Real hosted Real Valladolid at the Reale Arena and it was not easy, but they achieved a 1-0 win in the end.
For this game against Barca Real Sociedad can’t rely on experienced midfielder Asier Illarramendi who is recovering from an injury.
That’s our La Liga predictions for the derby between Barcelona and Real Sociedad on Saturday. Los Cules will want to return on the right path after El Clasico’s defeat, but they have a strong opponent against them.