La Liga | Barcelona FC VS Real Sociedad; Tuesday, 14 May at 03:00 GMT +8

Barcelona have a chance to reclaim the runner-up spot in the Catalan derby after a 2-4 loss against Girona. They need to pick up three points against Sociedad, who have squandered two points in Friday’s LaLiga action. Xavi’s squad is eager to mount a swift response to secure a place in the Spanish Super Cup next season and boost their finances. Barcelona’s recent form has not been cause for rejoicing, but their return to Estadi de Montjuic should bolster optimism for a successful outcome. The Blaugrana, with a stelar head-to-head record against Real Sociedad, have a 2-1 victory over Barcelona. Imanol Alguacil’s team has warmed up well ahead of their trip to Barcelona, having cruised to a routine 2-0 victory over Las Palmas last time out. Txuri-Urdin will aim to cause trouble for Barcelona, who have shown unprecedented leakiness at the back lately, conceding a staggering 13 goals in their last four competitive fixtures. The Basque club can illuminate the scoreboard against the Blaugrana, who have shipped at least two goals in three straight LaLiga fixtures.

Barcelona’s Xavi Hernández will miss Frenkie de Jong, Alejandro Balde, and Gavi due to ankle injuries and ligament tears. The 4-3-3 system could be used, featuring M. ter Stegen, Jules Kounde, Ronald Araujo, and Raphinha.

Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil is unable to select players due to injuries, with several out of action. Txuri-urdin is likely to opt for a 4-4-2 system, with Alex Remiro, Hamari Traore, and others starting.

Predicted lineups:

Barcelona FC

Goalkeeper: Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, Pau Cubarsi
Midfielders: Pedri, Andreas Christensen, Ilkay Gündogan
Forwards: Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Lamine Yamal

Real Sociedad

Goalkeeper: Alex Remiro
Defenders: Hamari Traore, Jon Pacheco, Robin Le Normand, Javi Galan
Midfielders: Martin Zubimendi, Mikel Merino, Sheraldo Becker, Arsen Zakharyan, Takefusa Kubo
Forwards: Mikel Oyarzabal

  • Barcelona FC – 5 wins
  • Real Sociedad – 1 win
  • Draws – —

Over all competition record

La Liga Standings

Real Sociedad faces Barcelona, who are expected to emerge victorious with a 1-0 score after 90 minutes.

Winning probability:

Barcelona FC – 54%

Draw – 25%

Real Sociedad – 21%

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