Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips

Barcelona are hosting Real Sociedad in the Camp Nou, Barcelona on the 15th of August 2021, Sunday at 23:30 IST. After all the controversy off season, Barcelona are back without a certain Leo Messi. How’ll they adapt? Let’s wait and watch!!

Barcelona Form and Team News

Barcelona are going through their worst crisis on and off the field, they finished last season as the third best team and only won the Copa Del Rey to show as a major achievement. They are opening their campaign against Real Sociedad on Sunday at home. Barcelona’s recent form has been decent, they have won six in the last ten and have lost two games in the lead up to this game while also drawing two games in the process. This Barcelona team full of youngsters can really make a difference to all that’s being happening in Camp Nou with their football, if they falter, this club could probably start falling apart like some other old European giants who don’t have a name nowadays.

The After Messi era begins on Sunday and how this team will react to his absence could in turn become the template for how they’ll eventually play in the season ahead. Koeman has problems aplenty and he needs to address them quickly and get the team moving in the right direction, Depay has gelled well with the team so far and his collaboration with Griezzy at the front could become the telling factor. Pedri after the hectic last season would’ve got a much deserved rest and De Jong, Puig combined, this team has a talented bunch of players who really can make the difference.

Real Sociedad Form and Team News

Real Sociedad finished last season as the fifth-placed team with 62 points. They in the last few seasons have been there and thereabouts in the top half of the table to say the least. They are playing against Barcelona in their first match and they would want to start on a positive note. Real Sociedad can seize this chance to beat the mighty Barca in their own den, Barca are not the Barca that used to be anymore and if there is vulnerability that the opponents can capitalise on, that is now, they are in a very bad state now and Sociedad if they play well they can cause the first upset of the season.

Alexander Isak has been sensational in this team so far and was the highest scorer in the last season as well. He could really make the difference here as well, given he gets enough space and the ball time to perform. Talisman David Silva is still in the mix and good to go. Spanish Teenage sensation Oyarbazel can play second fiddle to Silva and eventually score a few goals as well. Coach Imanol Barrenetxea can really make a statement here if they happen to win at Camp Nou on Sunday.

Odds by Casumo

Barcelona are favorites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.72 odds while Real Sociedad is placed at 4.50. The odds for a draw is 4.00.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Barcelona in spite of all that’s been happening around them still start as favorites in whatever they are playing for. This comes from the system they have in place and the youth academy capable of producing talented youngsters. Whether these guys would be able to replicate at least a small portion of what Messi achieved here is a matter of concern but they still can produce results, They start as favorites here as well.

Tip 1: Barcelona to win

Barcelona as said above are displaying the brand of football they are famous for in the recent matches and are looking like they are probably likely to continue with the same in the upcoming matches given the form of the players. Real Sociedad, on the other hand, have not been able to translate their play into goals and that might come back to hurt them in the games against stronger oppositions. The Barca side have a better record against Sociedad in the head to head matches as well. Playing head to head against Real Sociedad, they have won all three of the last three games played in this tournament. And while playing head to head in Camp Nou, Barcelona have not lost in the last seven games and not just lost but have won all these games. So it’s quite likely that Barcelona will win this game. According to the Casumo Sportsbook, the odds for the same is 1.72.

Tip 2: Total goals over 2.5

Barcelona have in the last five matches across competitions have had all five matches where the total goal tally was over 2.5 goals. While in the last five home games that Barcelona have played, they have managed to be over the limit in four matches of those. Real Sociedad also were involved in five of the last six matches which had the total goals to be over 2.5. Playing away in this tournament, one of the last two games have also seen Real Sociedad satisfying the above criteria to the fullest. Five of the last seven head to head matches between the two sides also had over 2.5 goals in total. So the game between Barcelona and Real Sociedad on Sunday will most likely have a total of over 2.5 goals in it. The odds for Total goals over 2.5 according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.57.



Barcelona can come out of this situation by playing some good football, and now that the people are back in the stands, added energy could play a pivotal part in their games from here on. Summarizing on a couple of tips from above:

  1. Barcelona to win @ 1.72
  1.   Total goals over 2.5 @ 1.57


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