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Barcelona vs Real Sociedad: Predictions, tips & betting odds

15:00 GMT 24/01/2023
The visitors to the Camp Nou are in exceptional form and should be able to give the Blaugrana an extremely competitive game

Barcelona welcome Real Sociedad to the Camp Nou on Wednesday evening in the Copa Del Rey quarter-final with Xavi Hernandez's men hoping to continue their domestic dominance this season.

The Blaugrana are three points clear at the top of La Liga and lifted the Spanish Super Cup earlier this month securing the first piece of silverware of the campaign.

Barca may have lost the league Clasico against Real Madrid in October but since then they have been in imperious form.

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad latest odds

La Real head to Catalonia on a record run of nine consecutive wins in all competitions and will be confident of providing highly competitive opposition.

The two sides met in San Sebastian in La Liga back in August when Barca ran out 4-1 winners although Wednesday's match should be much closer.

The hosts are offered at 4/7 (1.57) with bet365 while La Real are priced at 25/4 (5.75) with the draw at 31/10 (4.10).

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad first goal scorer odds

Robert Lewandwoski was suspended for the weekend league win over Getafe, but the Polish forward will return to lead the line against Real Sociedad and he is the favourite to score first.

The 35-year-old can be backed at 11/4 (3.75) to break the deadlock while Ousmane Dembele is priced at 6/1 (7.00).

The visitors' Norwegian forward Alexander Sorloth has been in superb form scoring in five consecutive La Liga games and is priced at 17/2 (9.50) to net first.

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad preview

The Catalans will be under no illusions as to what a tough game awaits them against one of the best coached teams in La Liga.

Real Sociedad sit third in the table and average the highest number of fouls per match in the division, meaning that Xavi's team are in for a physical game.

Barca were taken to penalties by third tier Intercity CF earlier in the competition, while their recent Spanish Super Cup semi final against Betis also went to penalties.

Furthermore the Catalans were knocked out of the Copa Del Rey by Athletic Club last season in extra time of their last 16 clash, and backing the game to be a draw could be interesting.

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad tips and predictions

The price of 31/10 (4.10) for a draw is interesting for a value bet, while backing the game to go to penalties at 6/1 (7.00) also looks like a tempting option.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.