Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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Barcelona travel to the Reale Arena to face Real Sociedad on Sunday evening with Xavi Hernandez's side looking for their first points of the La Liga season.

The Blaugrana were held to an unexpected goalless draw by Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou in their first match of the new campaign, and know they face a tough test when they visit the Basque Country this weekend.

La Real won their opening match 1-0 at Cadiz last weekend and have made some impressive signings in the summer.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona latest odds

Traditionally a trip to San Sebastian was one of the toughest games of the season for Barcelona and the Catalans went between 2011 and 2018 without winning a league clash in this corner of the Basque Country.

Since breaking that winless run however, the Blaugrana have racked up two wins and a draw at the Reale Arena and the visitors are offered at 11/10 (2.10) with bet365 to claim three points.

The hosts for their part can be backed at 23/10 (3.30) with the draw priced at 13/5 (3.60).

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona first goal scorer

Robert Lewandowski had five shots on his Barcelona debut last week but was unable to score.

The Polish forward remains the favourite to break the deadlock at 7/2 (4.50) ahead of teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 5/1 (6.00).

The hosts' centre forward Alexander Isak is offered at 11/2 (6.50) with Take Kubo priced at 16/1 (17.00) to net first as he did last weekend at Cadiz.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona preview

Last season was an impressive one for La Real who finished sixth in the table qualifying for the Europa League.

They enjoyed a strong campaign despite having the lowest total of goals scored at home in the entire division, netting just 16 times in front of their own fans.

They did though boast the best defensive record at home conceding just nine times, keeping 14 clean sheets in 19 games.

Barcelona know therefore they could be in for a difficult evening in breaking down one of the strongest defensive units in Spain, and despite the attacking talent on display their could be some interest in opposing a high scoring game.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona tips and predictions

Under 2.5 goals is priced at evens (2.00) and could be a shrewd option, while opposing a goal before minute 28 at 5/6 (1.83) could also be of interest.

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