Tata Martino was able to rest a few players in Vallecas at the weekend, and tonight's match should see the likes of Iniesta, Busquets and Alves return to the starting 11. Bet365 price a home win at 1/7 (1.14) while Real Sociedad who have struggled so far this season are offered at 18/1 (19.00).
Indeed, the Basques have hitherto failed to replicate their stunning attacking form from the previous campaign and have not managed to score in any of their last three competitive fixtures.
Howeever, that does not mean they should be opposed to find the back of the net this evening as Barca have looked fragile at the back all season.
Even against lowly Rayo they were extremely lucky to get away with keeping a clean sheet.
Both teams to score is offered at 4/5 (1.80) but for some higher odds back La Real to score before the 79th minute at evens (2.00).
The team from San Sebastián have an excellent recent record against Barca with two wins and a draw from their last five games against them.
Furthermore, this selection has paid out in each of their previous six meetings, and while Barca naturally are clear favorites for the win, La Real should score before the final 10 minutes.
|Real Sociedad to score before the 79th minute at evens (2.00) 1.0 point stake with bet365|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid