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Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Prediction & Match Preview
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: 25 January 2023, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Spotify Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Real Sociedad have won all seven matches since the World Cup break and they are the most in-form team in Spanish football right now.
Nevertheless, they are about to face one of the biggest challenges of the season on Wednesday evening when they travel to Spotify Camp Nou to take on Barcelona in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal.
The seven-win streak will thus be in serious danger this week, especially if we know that Barcelona have shown strength by beating Real Betis and Real Madrid in the recent Spanish Super Cup playoffs.
If we count the win on penalties over Betis in the Super Cup semifinal as a win, Blaugrana have six subsequent victories in all competition.
Xavi’s men did show weaker offensive displays in the league which is reasonable given they were forced to play the last three La Liga outings without suspended Robert Lewandowski.
The Polish striker was phenomenal in Super Cup and Copa del Rey games, though, and he will be available this Wednesday against Real Sociedad.
The visitors rely heavily on the rock-solid defense as they have allowed just one goal in the previous seven matches across competitions. It will be very interesting to see how the Basques will cope with Lewa and company here.
Both Barcelona and Real Sociedad looked much better defensively than offensively in the recent outings. However, we simply have to back goals when they come across each other knowing about the firepower both teams do have on display in the final third.
Given Blaugrana’s home record against the Basques, we will take Barcelona to win & Both Teams To Score at the sky-high 3.50 odds. You can alternatively back Robert Lewandowski to score anytime at the 1.80 odds.