Real Sociedad vs. Barcelona Match Analysis and Prediction

The 37th Supercopa de Espana kickoffs this week with Real Sociedad battling it out against Barcelona. The match schedules for Wednesday at the Nuevo Arcangel with kickoff at 11 pm.

Real Sociedad head into the match following a 3-2 defeat to Sevilla in La Liga. On the other hand, Barcelona head into the match on the back of a 4-0 win over Granada.

It is surprising how the last weeks have seen Real Sociedad capitulate after an impressive start of the season. The White and Blues have only one win in their previous 12 matches across all competitions. Their 1-0 victory against Athletic Bilbao on New Year’s Eve makes the difference.

Alguacil’s men are the only top-six outfit to lose during the weekend. The side currently finds themselves eight points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid, having played four games more. However, the two-week break might be what the side needs to rejuvenate themselves.

Ronald Koeman seems to have found the power button to unleash Lionel Messi, who is currently firing on all cylinders. The side showed their impressive form while edging past Granada, with the maestro netting a brace.

Moreover, the Catalan Giants traveled to three different destinations and three wins in a row in 2021. Barca finds themselves third in the La Liga table while being four points behind Atletico.

Real Sociedad vs. Barcelona Head to Head

Both sides have 26 games against each other, with Sociedad taking home five wins while Barcelona with 17 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

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Sevilla 3-2 Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad 1-1 Osasuna

Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad 0-2 Atletico Madrid

Levante 2-1 Sociedad

Away

Granada 0-4 Barcelona

Athletic Bilbao 2-3 Barcelona

Huesca 0-1 Barcelona

Barcelona 1-1 Eibar

Real Vallavoid 0-3 Barcelona

Real Sociedad Team News

David Silva is battling to recover from a muscular problem and will not be involved in the clash. Another doubt ahead of the clash is Aritz Elustondo. There is a sigh of relief with the recovering Nacho Monreal after returning to full training.

Barcelona Team News

We expect Koeman to shuffle the defense this Wednesday with Clement Lenglet back from suspension and Ronald Araujo, despite picking a hamstring problem. The match comes too soon for Gerrard Pique, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto, and Phillipe Coutinho.

Prediction and Odds

Sociedad packs a lot of threats going forward, but we cannot look past the Catalan Giants’ current form.

Barcelona Win

Both Teams to Score

Goals Over 2.5

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