Barcelona will be looking to recover from a dismal loss in the El Clasico when they visit Real Sociedad on Saturday in a La Liga match. Sociedad has the ability to create difficulty and can defeat the Catalans, who have shown some signs of weakness in their previous excursions.
Real Sociedad, who are contending at the top of the table, have had a strong start to the season. With seven wins and one loss in their last ten games across all competitions, Real Sociedad enters the encounter on Saturday as favorites. In their most recent La Liga matchup, they drew 2-2 with Rayo Vallecano, with Mikel Oyarzabal scoring a brace. They won 1-0 against Buñol, a lower division team, in a Copa Del Rey match on Wednesday to follow it up. Real Sociedad hasn’t experienced a loss in front of their supporters this season, therefore Reale Arena has served as a stronghold for them. However, as shown by the draw against Rayo Vallecano, where they threw away the lead deep into additional time, Imanol Alguacil’s team frequently has a slip in focus at the back.
Real Sociedad (4-2-3-1): Remiro; Traoré, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Muñoz; Zubimendi, Merino; Kubo, Méndez, Barrentxea; Oyarzabal
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Cancelo, Araujo, Iñigo, Balde; Fermín, Gavi, Gündogan; Yamal, Ferran, Félix
PREDICTION This is the most hopeful I can be, but I don’t feel too good about Sociedad this season, even though I have a great deal of respect for them: Draw, 2-2.