Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Copa del Rey – Quarter Final, Second Leg Date: Thursday 26th January, 2017 Kick-off: 20:15 UK Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona.
Barcelona have finally found a breakthrough as they caught the right shape in the last couple of weeks. Everything started with a 3 – 1 win over Athletic Club in the second leg of Copa del Rey’s last 16 round. Blaugrana then demolished Las Palmas with 5 – 0 at Camp Nou, took a narrow 0 – 1 win against Real Sociedad at Anoeta and destroyed in-form Eibar at Ipurua with 0 – 4 last weekend. The defensive line is looking great at the moment and we can expect yet another dominant performance from the Catalans against in the second leg of the quarterfinal with Real Sociedad.
The visitors are playing hot and cold at the start of the New Year. The team led by Eusebio Sacristian took two Primera Division wins in a row after suffering a disaster against Sevilla on home court. Their defense does not look bad in the last couple of games either since they managed to keep clean sheets in back-to-back victories over Malaga and Celta Vigo.
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad: Head-to-Head Stats
This will be the third head to head clash between the two teams in this season, the first one at Camp Nou. Real Sociedad were absolutely dominant in the league clash from November last year when they deserved to claim three points. However, Lionel Messi managed to level the score from the only action Blaugrana had in front of Sociedad’s goal.
The Copa del Rey clash from last week was a completely different story because Barca are enjoying much better form than at the end of the last year. Neymar converted the penalty to make the difference between the two sides.
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad: Prediction
Since none of the last three H2H clashes between Barca and Sociedad offered three or more goals, we’ll back the Under 3.5 goals bet at 4/6 odds as the number one betting pick. Barca are 6/5 to win to nil, which is yet another decent option.
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad: Betting Tips
FT – Under 3.5 goals at 4/6 (1.67)
Barcelona to win to nil 6/5 (2.20).