Barcelona vs Real Sociedad. How will the Catalans play in the first leg without Messi?

On August 15, in the 1st round of the Spanish Example, the teams Barcelona and Real Sociedad will fight. The meeting will be hosted by the Camp Nou arena (Barcelona).

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Barcelona vs Real Sociedad


Barcelona last season did not show the best result, the team finished in third position, behind Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Ronald Koeman has been tasked with bringing the Catalans back to the top, for this the team has carried out a number of lucrative deals to attract free agents to its composition. Right before the start of the championship, the team and the fans were in for a real shock, the legend of the club Lionel Messi would not be able to sign a contract and was forced to leave Barcelona.

Even without their star, the "blue garnet" did not lose face, the team won the Gamper Cup, defeating Juventus 3:0.

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad showed an excellent result at the end of last season, the team finished 5th in La Liga, which allows it to immediately start in the group stage of the Europa League. The "White-blue" managed to keep their backbone in the summer, so the club expects to seriously compete again for places in the leading group. In the offseason, the guys of Imanol Alguasil played actively, the team held 6 friendly matches, having won 4 victories in them.

The Basques failed in the last match, the team lost to Osasuna with a score of 1:3. The only goal for the "blue-white" was scored by Jose.

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad facts

  • Barcelona are undefeated in 25 of their last 28 matches.

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Bookmakers see Catalans with three points. For the victoria of Barcelona quotes - 1.78, for a draw - 4.08, for the victory of Real Sociedad - 4.38. Bookmakers are waiting for goals from the Spaniards. 1xbet offers to bet on "total over 2.5" with quotes - 1.64, on "total under 2.5" quotes - 2.34. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Barcelona in any squad is the favorite of the tournament, the Catalans should smash their competitors without any questions. Real Sociedad is also not the last club in Spain and is able to fight on equal terms even with recognized giants. In the face-to-face duel, the "blue-garnet" will win, Kuman's guys, due to team actions, will be able to break the resistance of the Basques: the victory of Barcelona - 1.76.

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