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Betting Preview: Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: Back the Blaugrana for a comfortable win

11:40 EAT 13/01/2018
Lionel Messi celebrates, Barcelona
Ernesto Valverde’s side will look to continue their unbeaten streak when they take on Eusebio Sacristan’s men on Sunday

Real Sociedad entertain Barcelona for their La Liga outing on Sunday night at the Estadio Municipal de Anoeta.

The Whites and Blues will have to keep Barca’s rampant attack at bay to stand any chance of getting something significant from the duel.

However, Eusebio Sacristan’s men have been far from impressive lately as they have only managed a win in eight games.

Besides, they have a poor record against their visitors on head to head having lost their last three meetings with the Blaugrana. Bet365 has tagged them as underdogs for this tie at odds of (6.50).

Ten of their previous 46 encounters with the 24-time La Liga champions have ended in stalemates and the same betting firm is offering (5.00) for another share of spoils.

Ernesto Valverde’s charges knocked out Celta de Vigo from the Copa Del Rey 6-1 aggregate on Thursday night and will be looking to continue with their fine form here.

In addition, they have won two of their last three engagements outside the Camp Nou and are tipped to take home maximum points at odds of (1.44).

Though they will be playing away from their patch, the bookies have quoted (1.12) for Barcelona to avoid defeat, bearing in mind that they are unbeaten in their last 28 matches.

Also, their last four meetings with Sociedad have produced 15 goals with both sides finding the net in three of the ties. Bet365 is offering (1.44) for over 2.5 goals to surface and (1.57) for both sides to score.

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