Barcelona hosts Real Sociedad in round 14 of Spanish LaLiga. The match will be played on Wednesday, December 16th at Camp Nou (Barcelona).
The Catalan grandee is experiencing difficult times, to which it has been going over the past few years. The management didn’t arrange quality restructuring of the squad, and there is apathy among the leaders. Modern Barcelona was smashed to pieces by Juventus in the Champions League (0:3), and it goes next to the Europa League zone in the LaLiga standings, lagging nine points behind the leader. It seems that banal getting in the Champions League zone will be a positive outcome for the Catalans in the current season. Pique, Alba, Busquets, and Messi are not getting younger and better, and now there are no equivalent substitutes for the stars of Barça. De Jong, Pjanic, Griezmann, and Dembele do not justify the hopes placed on them. Koeman pins great hopes on the young talents of the Catalans, namely, Dest, Pedri, Fati, Araujo, Puig, and Trincao.
A promising start to the season does not mean anything so far. Real Sociedad occupies an intermediate second place in the standings, lagging behind only the magnificent Atlético. Alguacil's players act reliably in defense, conceding only six goals in 13 games played. Given the crisis state of several top teams in the Spanish championship, the Basques have a good chance of returning to the Champions League zone. A range of the regular players has shown a qualitative leap of individual indicators in the current season. Remiro, Oyarzabal, Porto, David Silva (injured), Zubmendi, Zubeldia - these guys are in excellent condition and are ready to lead the club to new tournament heights.
The central match of the game day promises to be as intriguing as possible. Modern Barcelona disappoints with its results in the local arena and with the quality of the demonstrated game. Real Sociedad is more stable and efficient in the first third of the season. Alguacil's men are capable of taking points from the Catalans and even beating the star hosts of the arena.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Over 2.5
Best Odds: 1.54 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 16-Dec-2020 21:00 CET
Event Result: 2:1(2:1)
Profit: +21.60 Units