Real Sociedad face FC Barcelona in Round 33 of the 2021-22 La Liga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 21 April 2022. The match venue is Reale Seguros Stadium, San Sebastian, Spain.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Real Sociedad vs Barcelona (April 21) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona latest odds on betting sites
Real Sociedad to win odds are priced at 3.50 (+250 American; 5/2 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while Barcelona to win odds are priced at 2.10 (+110; 11/10).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Real Sociedad — 28%, draw — 29%, Barcelona — 43%.
Latest betting odds on Real Sociedad vs Barcelona (21 April 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Real Sociedad — 2.04 (+104; 26/25)
- Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Barcelona — 1.89 (-112; 25/28)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona match preview and statistics
Real Sociedad are sixth in the league table with 55 points and a +2 goal difference. La Real have three wins and two draws in their last five matches. They drew 0-0 with Real Betis in their last game.
They had 57% possession, 0.77 expected goals (xG), nine total shots, two shots on target, one big chance, 406 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, 17 fouls, seven offsides, eight corners three yellow cards and a red card.
David Silva got a red card in the 90+3 minute of the game. Martin Zubimendi did a good job defensively, won one tackle, made five clearances, two interceptions, one block, won three duels and two ball recoveries.
Real Sociedad team news: Ander Barrenetxea, Carlos Fernandez and Nacho Monreal are doubtful for the game, Mikel Oyarzabal is out for the game, while David Silva is suspended for the game.
FC Barcelona are second in the league table with 60 points and a +28 goal difference. They have two wins, a draw and two losses in their last five games. Barca lost 0-1 to Cadiz in their last match.
Xavi’s team had 75% possession, 1.28 expected goals (xG), 18 total shots, six shots on target, two big chances, 615 accurate passes, 90% pass accuracy 16 fouls committed, eight corners, four yellow cards.
Lucas Perez scored the game winner for Cadiz in the 48th minute of the second half with a shot into the empty net, following a denial by Ter Stegen at the first attempt from Sobrino. Barca had a lot of chances but were denied by Jeremias Ledesma was one of the best performers in the game for Cadiz.
Barcelona team news: Pedri, Samuel Umtiti, Sergi Roberto and Ansu Fati are sidelined due to injuries.
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona H2H
Barcelona haven’t lost to Real Sociedad in their last 14 meetings, with 12 wins and two draws. They won 4-2 in the last meeting.
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona lineups and key players
Real Sociedad projected starting lineup:
- Alex Remiro
- Andoni Gorosabel
- Igor Zubeldia
- Aritz Elustondo
- Diego Rico
- Martin Zubimendi
- Mikel Merino
- Adnan Januzaj
- Alexander Isak
- Alexander Sorloth
Alexander Isak is the key player to watch out for. He has five goals and two assists in the league so far. The Swede striker hasn’t scored in two matches and looks forward to scoring in this game.
Barcelona projected starting lineup:
- Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
- Sergino Dest
- Ronald Araujo
- Gerard Pique
- Jordi Alba
- Frenkie de Jong
- Sergio Busquets
- Ousmane Dembele
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- Ferran Torres
Ousmane Dembele is the key player to watch out for. He had a good performance in their last match against Cadiz, completed 13 dribbles, the most, gave two key passes, created one big chance, won two tackles and won the most duels (15). Dembele is a player to bank on in a crucial game, with 11 assists in the league for Barca.
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona predictions and betting tips
Real Sociedad are in good form going into this match, with three wins and two draws in five games. They have scored four goals, conceded only one and kept four clean sheets. La Real need points to help cement their place in the top six.
Barcelona have lost two back-to-back games ahead of this match. Their first set of losses after going 15 games unbeaten. They are second in the league standings and need a win to give Sevilla a gap. Barca are still in form, these losses might be due to the recent injuries that dropped their performances but Araujo and Pique are expected to be in the lineup for the game.
Barca haven’t lost to Real Sociedad in 14 games, with 12 wins and two draws. They have won each of the last five meetings. A 4-2 to La Blaugrana at Camp Nou in their last meeting.
Predictions for this match are Barcelona to win, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score. Barca have won all of the games against the big sides in La Liga, Madrid, Atletico, Bilbao and Valencia. Each of their last two meetings have ended totalling three goals or more and both teams have scored each other in their last four meetings.
Betting prediction: Barcelona to win
Odds: 2.10 (+110 American; 11/10 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)