Barcelona vs Real Sociedad prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/05/2024

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Barcelona vs Real Sociedad prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/05/2024

barcelona vs real sociedad prediction
Barcelona were narrow 1-0 winners in Donostia earlier this term – Photo by Icon Sport

Barcelona entertain Real Sociedad on Monday night at the Estadi Olimpic. Our Barcelona vs Real Sociedad prediction considers whether the visitors can get a result to bolster their European ambitions.

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad prediction: Game with goals to end level

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Double chance - Real Sociedad or draw

⚽ Correct score prediction

Barcelona 2-2 Real Sociedad

💥 Both teams to score

Yes

Key Stats

  • Our Barcelona vs Real Sociedad betting tips take into account the Catalan team’s recent defensive struggles with Xavi’s side conceding 13 in their last four matches in all competitions.
  • La Real have only lost one of their last seven league games.
  • 59% of Barcelona matches and 53% of Real Sociedad matches in La Liga this season have seen both teams score.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Barca the clear favourites despite recent wobbles

  • HOME: 5/6 (1.83) – 54.5%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 16/5 (4.20) – 23.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The hosts are the favourites according to the Barcelona vs Real Sociedad odds with an implied probability of 54.5% but the bookies clearly believe a result for the visitors is possible.

Barcelona were beaten 4-2 in the Catalan derby against Girona last weekend, despite twice taking the lead in the game through Andreas Christensen and Robert Lewandowski.

It was an easier ride for Real Sociedad who beat Las Palmas 2-0 at home on matchday 34 thanks to an own goal and a strike from Sheraldo Becker.

For more analysis and the latest picks, today’s football betting tips will guide you around the best bets from this week’s action.

Last five H2Hs: Barca dominant in recent times

Our Barcelona vs Real Sociedad prediction suggests the Basques can get a result in this fixture for the second season running after a 2-1 win last term. However, Barcelona have won six of the last seven meetings overall in all competitions.

Barcelona Preview: Three players still out

Xavi may make light changes to the side that lost in Girona, but he has no fresh absentees with Alejandro Balde, Gavi and Frenkie de Jong the three still out.

Predicted Lineup: Ter Stegen (GK), Cancelo, Cubarsi, Araujo, Kounde, Pedri, Christensen, Gundogan, Raphinha, Lewandowski, Lamine Yamal

Spain Primera Liga 26/05/24

W

Sevilla

Sevilla

1

Barcelona

Barcelona

2

Spain Primera Liga 19/05/24

W

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

0

Barcelona

Barcelona

3

Spain Primera Liga 16/05/24

W

Almeria

Almeria

0

Barcelona

Barcelona

2

Spain Primera Liga 13/05/24

W

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

0

Barcelona

Barcelona

2

Spain Primera Liga 04/05/24

L

Girona

Girona

4

Barcelona

Barcelona

2

Real Sociedad Preview: Tierney and Zubimendi doubtful

The visitors are missing Javi Galan and Igor Zubeldia to injury while they have doubts over Kieran Tierney and key holding midfielder Martin Zubimendi.

Predicted Lineup: Remiro (GK), Galan, Le Normand, Pacheco, Traore, Turrientes, Merino, Brais Mendez, Barrenetxea, Oyarzabal, Becker

World Club Friendlies 29/05/24

W

Tokyo Verdy

Tokyo Verdy

0

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

2

Spain Primera Liga 25/05/24

L

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

2

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

0

Spain Primera Liga 19/05/24

W

Real Betis

Real Betis

0

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

2

Spain Primera Liga 16/05/24

W

Valencia

Valencia

0

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

1

Spain Primera Liga 13/05/24

L

Barcelona

Barcelona

2

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

0

Player to watch – Robert Lewandowski

Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski won the Pichichi last season and he’s making a late dash for it this term with four goals in his last two games moving him onto 17 goals in La Liga.

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Robert Lewandowski scores his penalty at Girona last weekend – Photo by Icon Sport

Lewandowski taking more shots than his rivals

Of the top ten goalscorers in La Liga, no player averages more shots per game than Robert Lewandowski’s 2.8 which suggests he hasn’t been as clinical as in previous years. In the whole league, only Mason Greenwood and Vinicius Junior average more shots per game.


Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.