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Real Sociedad Visits Barcelona in Must-Win Match 05/13/2024

Barcelona is going to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, no doubt about it, but Los Azulgranas want to do it as the La Liga runners-up. To keep hope alive, they must fulfill their role as betting online favorites (-125) against Real Sociedad on Monday. As for Los Blanquiazules, they must win to keep depending only on themselves to qualify for a UEFA competition. Summing up, you’re about to read the analysis for the La Liga Game of the Week!

 

Real Sociedad Visits Barcelona in Must-Win Match
Robert Lewandowski - Jose Breton / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Match Information

  • Match: Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
  • Date: Monday, May 13
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Live Stream: Fubo.tv

 

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Odds and Spread

 

Lewandowski in Hunt for Golden Boot

Last weekend, Barcelona visited Girona with the La Liga second place on the line. Los Azulgranas scored the opener before the five-minute mark, and they regained the lead right before halftime but ended up losing 4-2.

The good news, kind of, is that Robert Lewandowski scored again. The veteran striker now has 17 goals – only Artem Dovbyk from Girona and Jude Bellingham from Real Madrid have scored more with 20 and 18, respectively. That means he still has a chance of winning the Golden Boot, which should be enough motivation to go all-in the last few games.

More good news because Los Azulgranas can still finish second. The thing is that they no longer depend on themselves. They need Girona to lose, but keep in mind that Los Rojiblancos only lost one of their last five games.

Back to Barca, a team that has had a lot of high and lows this season. But hey, Los Azulgranas have been considerably better when playing at home, where they’re 13-1-3. Regardless of the result, and including last season’s final stretch, Barcelona managed to score in its last 22 home games. That’s huge because let’s not forget Barca isn’t playing at Camp Nou because the mythical venue is in reconstruction.

Finally, more good news, huge news, because Los Azulgranas renewed center-back Pau Cubarsi until 2027. The youngster is expected to become one of the best defenders in the world after having a great debut season. You can expect him to be highly motivated for the match against Real Sociedad.

 

 

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips

  • Barcelona won the first leg 1-0.
  • Both scored in three of their last five encounters.
  • The total has gone over 2½ goals in three of the last five meetings between the two.
  • Barcelona averages 2.3 goals per game when playing at home.
  • Real Sociedad averages 1.1 goals per game when playing on the road.
  • Average number of goals in meetings between these two is 2.2.
  • Barcelona is 6-10-1 against the spread when playing at home.
  • Real Sociedad is 8-9 against the spread when playing on the road.

 

Real Sociedad = Balance

Real Sociedad is 7-6-4 when playing at home and … 7-6-4 when playing on the road. Overall, Los Blanquiazules have scored 48 goals and conceded 35. Those are great numbers for a team that’s not called to win the title.

Most recently, Los Blanquiazules defeated Las Palmas 2-0 with Sheraldo Becker sealing the deal right before halftime. That’s important because Becker was supposed to be the team’s top scorer, but he has had a bad season with only two goals. However, that goal allowed him to regain some confidence.

There’s also Mikel Oyarzabal, who has scored nine goals, and don’t forget about Takefusa Kubo, who has scored seven. Keep an eye on the Japanese star because he’s one of the fastest and most skilled players out there.

One more thing: Los Blanquiazules only lost two of their last 10 games on the road. You can at least expect a very good fight from them, enough for me to recommend you take both teams to score at -125 in the sportsbook.

 

 

Questions of the Day

Which Real Sociedad player is most likely to score?


Takefusa Kubo.

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