Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
Spanish La Liga, Spain
Date: Saturday, 20th April 2019
Kick off at: 18.45 GMT
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona
After securing their Champions League semifinals spot, Barcelona are shifting their focus back in La Liga. This weekend, Blaugrana are targeting three points as they host Real Sociedad at Camp Nou
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves for this weekend La Liga battle. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them in getting all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Ter Stegen(g);Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba(def);Arthur, Busquets, Raktic(mid);Messi, Suarez, Dembele(att).
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Zulli(g);Zaldua, Llorente, Elustondo, Munoz(def);Merino, Pardo(mid); Ramirez, Sangalli, Oyarzabal(att mid); Juanmi(att).
Before going into this weekend La Liga fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): DWWDW
Blaugrana have been doing quite well recently as they picked up three wins and two draws in their last five matches. Their latest match was a success after defeating Manchester United 3-0 at Camp Nou.
That victory in Europe will give Barca that focus again in securing their La Liga title. Ernesto Valverde’s side are set to push for all three points against Sociedad.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :DDWLD
Sociedad haven’t been performing too well recently winning only one of their last five, while drawing three and losing one. Immanol Alguacil’s side recent league game also ended in a draw, being held 1-1 by Eibar.
La Real will be hoping to get a good result in their away trip this weekend. Alguacil might not be that disappointed with picking up another draw on Saturday.
Barca have a relatively healthy squad to pick from with Rafinha remain in the injury table. There’s a slight worry regarding Samuel Umtiti’s condition, but he isn’t set to start anyway.
Valverde will continue to count on Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front this weekend. Ousmane Dembele could also get the nod, after only coming on as a sub in midweek.
Sociedad have been hampered with injuries and nothing seems to change much ahead of Saturday. Alguacil will still miss important names such as Aiser Illaramendi, Zurutuza, Theo Hernandez and Ander Guevara.
This means that Mikel Merino and Ruben Pardo will be the main choices for the visitor in midfield. In the attacking department, Juanmi is set to play as a lone striker.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have been dominated by Barca as they won all of them.
Their latest matchup was on September 15, 2018, which was won by Blaugrana 2-1.
Barcelona are gunning for three points as they set their focus again in La Liga. Valverde will field a strong squad to help them get all three points.
Sociedad can be a tricky opponent, but they’re not in a good form and have injury problems. Barca looking set to take another three points this weekend in front of their home fans.