Real Sociedad vs Barcelona – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 14.12.2019

Sociedad’s 60% win rate from their last ten home league games fuels the home crowd’s confidence. However, constant focus will be key for Sociedad, with three of their last four league wins (home/away) seeing both teams score, produce over 2.5 total goals and share the first two match goals equally.
The hosts’ record as a home outsider in league games played since August 2018 is evenly balanced: W3, D0, L3. However, ‘balanced’ is not the word to describe the recent H2H stakes, with Sociedad losing their last five La Liga (LL) encounters against the Catalan outfit.
Barcelona travel to the Basque country after a run of nine wins in ten La Liga (LL) outings. However, the visitors’ win-rate as a favourite in LL away games this term (W4, D1, L1) is currently down 5.56% from last season.
The champions’ ability to score late is in particular evidence, with their last five league wins seeing them net once in the 76th-90th+ minute period. Furthermore, the Catalan outfit have scored in the quarter-hour immediately after the interval in four of their last five LL away victories.
Players to watch: Sociedad’s last three home wins have seen them score 2+ goals in one half and witness Willian José score his team’s second goal of the half in question.
The ever-heroic Lionel Messi has scored a second-half goal in each of Barcelona’s last two LL away wins to yield a cleansheet.
Stat attack: Three of the last four league H2Hs have seen Sociedad outscored on a 2:1 ratio after a first-half won/lost by one goal.
Sociedad have won the first half by a one-goal margin in four of their last five LL home clashes with Barcelona.
Barcelona have won both halves in a majority (five) of their last nine league victories.
Head-to-head matches: REAL SOCIEDAD – BARCELONA
20.04.19 LL Barcelona Real Sociedad 2 : 1
15.09.18 LL Real Sociedad Barcelona 1 : 2
20.05.18 LL Barcelona Real Sociedad 1 : 0
14.01.18 LL Real Sociedad Barcelona 2 : 4
15.04.17 LL Barcelona Real Sociedad 3 : 2

SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 17
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona
Kick-off: December 14, 16:00
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.56@BWIN