Barcelona closed the start of the season before the International Pause earlier this month with impressive performances against the promotion team, Huesca. But, the Catalan giants should not be lulled by the big win they won in the match, because Ernesto Valverde’s squad will travel to the Estadio de anoeta against Real Sociedad. The match will take place on Saturday night, 15 September 2018.
Although, they never competing in the top 5 of the Spanish La Liga standings, the fact, Real Sociedad has always been able to bring difficulties to big teams is no exception, Barcelona. Moreover, the match will take place in their home, where from the last four meetings at Anoeta, Barcelona have won only once and swallowed three defeats. La Real Alone from the first three games of La Liga this season only have one win.
Meanwhile, Barcelona managed to win 9 perfect points from the first 3 games. Their last match against Huesca was very impressive where the Catalan giants managed to win by a landslide score of 8-2 in the match. However, Barcelona are more favored to win later in the match.
HEAD TO HEAD MATCHES – REAL SOCIEDAD VS BARCELONA:
05/21/18 Barcelona 1 – 0 Real Sociedad
1/15/18 Real Sociedad 2-4 Barcelona
04/17/17 Barcelona 3-2 Real Sociedad
27/01/17 Barcelona 5-2 Real Sociedad
01/20/17 Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona
REAL SOCIEDAD’S LAST 5 GAMES:
01/09/18 Eibar 2 – 1 Real Sociedad
08/25/18 Leganes 2 – 2 Real Sociedad
08/19/18 Villarreal 1 – 2 Real Sociedad
08/08/18 Freiburg 1 – 1 Real Sociedad
11/08/18 Stuttgart 1 – 0 Real Sociedad
BARCELONA’S LAST 5 GAMES:
02/09/18 Barcelona 8 – 2 Huesca
26/08/18 Valladolid 0-1 Barcelona
08/19/18 Barcelona 3 – 0 Alaves
08/15/18 Barcelona 3 – 0 Boca Juniors
08/13/18 Sevilla 1 – 2 Barcelona
Real Sociedad: Rulli, Moreno, Joseba Zaldúa, Aritz Elustondo, Hernández, Luca Sangalli, Illarramendi, Igor Zubeldía, Willian José, Juanmi, Mikel Oyarzabal.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Umtiti, Pique, Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Philippe Coutinho, Dembele, Suarez, Messi.