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Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad Pick & Prediction AUG 21st 2022

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Real Sociedad vs. Barcelona: in search of victory

The League started in the best way and the first day left some unexpected surprises with results that surprised locals and strangers between clearly inferior teams against powerful ones. Indeed, a similar duel will take place on the second day when Real Sociedad hosts Barcelona at the Reale Arena Stadium, one of the teams that could not keep the three points on the first date.

On the one hand, Txuri-Urdin wants to continue being the protagonist and become one of the revelations of La Liga and sports forecasts to continue at the top of the standings. And for this, they will have to do nothing more or less than prevail at home against one of the favorites of the specialists like Barcelona.

For its part, Xavi Hernández's Blaugrana team needs to regain victory as soon as possible considering that the debut was not what was expected after an apathetic draw against Rayo Vallecano, in the middle of the Camp Nou.

Last Real Sociedad matches

Imanol Alguacil's team started the La Liga season on the right foot. Although in recent seasons Real Sociedad has become a respectable team in the domestic and European tournaments, now will be the time to reaffirm that leading role and go one step further in the fight for the title.

To do this, Alguacil proposes an ambitious football idea with a team that presses at all times and that knows how to endure the result with solvency once it manages to get ahead. This situation occurred in the debut against Cádiz where Txuri-Urdin defeated 1-0 as a visitor after taking the lead in the first half hour. From there, Real Sociedad closed its lines and prevented the local team from coming close to rescuing a draw.

It is worth remembering that Real Sociedad's preseason had several international clashes where it was defeated 1-0 against Toulouse, drew 1-1 against Borussia Monchengladbach, defeated Osasuna 1-0, beat Bournemouth 2-1 and lost the last two friendly games by 2-1 against Eibar and 1-0 against Athletic Bilbao.

Beyond achieving a good performance in La Liga, the objective of Alguacil and his team will be to earn a place in international competitions, taking into account the good performance shown by Real Sociedad during the Europa League last season.

Last Barcelona matches

Xavi Hernández and his team hope that the 2022-2023 La Liga season will be the one to win the glory. It is that Barcelona disappointed last season and was very far from disputing the title against Real Madrid as sports forecasts anticipated .

In addition, the board complied with Hernández's demands and was aggressive in the transfer market, incorporating high-ranking players in all its lines. Now, Barcelona will be forced to fight on all fronts, taking into account that it is not going through a good financial or sporting situation, especially since the departure of Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, two of the greatest referents of the glorious times of Barcelona.

Analyzing the debut of the Culé team, Barcelona once again disappointed the fans who filled the Camp Nou expecting a superlative level from their players. However, the Blaugrana lacked depth in the final meters and the lucidity to break with Rayo Vallecano's defense, who only resorted to taking refuge during the ninety minutes with the aim of rescuing a tie that they finally achieved.

It is clear that Barcelona did not achieve the objective of keeping the three points at home as sports betting anticipated and now they will have to recover by obtaining the three points in their visit to the Reale Arena Stadium against a rival that never ceases to surprise.

Barcelona is in eleventh place in the table of positions as a result of one point and has not yet scored goals, although it has not conceded as many either.

It is worth noting that Barcelona's pre-season was positive, playing several preparatory matches where it drew 1-1 against Olot, thrashed Inter Miami of the MLS 6-0, defeated Real Madrid 1-0, tied 2-2 against Juventus, 2-0 against New York Red Bulls and thrashed Pumas de México 6-0, as part of the Joan Gamper Tournament.

Background between both

Real Sociedad and Barcelona played 150 games in La Liga with 86 wins for the Blaugrana, 32 draws and the same number of wins for the Blues and Whites. Likewise, at the Reale Arena Stadium they met 75 times with 29 local victories for Real Sociedad, 25 draws and 21 away wins for Barcelona.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to sports betting is that the last clash between the two at the Arena Reale Stadium was Barcelona's 1-0 away win last season.

The magnifying glass on…

Takefusa Okubo is Real Sociedad's top scorer and he arrives fired up after scoring the only goal in Real Sociedad's win against Cádiz. In addition, David Silva and Zubeldía could be a surprise for the duel against Barcelona.

The magnifying glass on…

Despite having high-ranking players, Barcelona have not yet scored goals in La Liga. However, Pierre Aubameyang, Robert Lewandowski, Dembelé and Araújo are players to watch closely and favorites in the Spanish League predictions to convert against Real Sociedad.

Sports bets

The main sports betting houses take Barcelona's away win for granted based on Liga España predictions. Indeed, the away victory of Barcelona offers a price of 2.10, placing the tie at 3.60 and the local victory of Real Sociedad at 3.10.

An interesting combination is the result at the break and final favorable to Barcelona, Dembelé will score at any time and Zubeldía will be reprimanded whose total fee amounts to 34.00. On the other hand, if both teams convert, the odds are 1.66, while the favorite result is a 1-1 draw whose odds are 7.00.

Finally, if Lewandowski opens or closes the scoring the odds will be 4.50, while Isak's goal at any time offers 3.00.

Schedules and television

Argentina: Sunday 5:00 p.m. ESPN2 Argentina.

Brazil: 5:00 p.m. Star+.

Colombia: 3:00 p.m. ESPN2.

Mexico: 3:00 p.m. Sky HD and Blue To Go.

United States: 4:00 p.m. ESPN+.

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