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This long-awaited Copa del Rey quarter-final confrontation between Barcelona and Real Sociedad is taking place on Wednesday. What with a spot in the semi-finals as the reward for the club that gets through, this promises to be a real cracker between these teams.
Our Barcelona v Real Sociedad tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest match odds.
Barcelona are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-0 La Liga success vs Getafe.
In that match, Barcelona had 68% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Barcelona was Pedri (35'). Getafe got 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
Barcelona have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 16 during that time and have conceded a total of 6.
Real Sociedad will come into the game following a 0-2 La Liga win to defeat Rayo Vallecano in their last outing.
In that game, Real Sociedad had 46% possession and 12 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Real Sociedad, the goalscorers were Alexander Sørloth (15') and Barrenetxea (36'). Rayo Vallecano got 14 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
A succession of effective showings by the Real Sociedad defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 1 from their last 6 outings overall. During the same time, their own attack force has managed to score 11. That aside, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend shall persist in this next game.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results stretching back to 16/12/2020 tells us that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Real Sociedad. They have not been able to get any victories whatsoever whereas Barcelona have remained in the ascendancy, getting wins in 83 per cent of those ties.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 24 overall which averages out at 4 goals per match.
The last league meeting featuring the two was La Liga match day 2 on 21/08/2022 which ended up with the score at Real Sociedad 1-4 Barcelona.
That time, Real Sociedad had 41% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer was Alexander Isak (6').
Barcelona had 15 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Robert Lewandowski (1', 68'), Ousmane Dembélé (66') and Ansu Fati (79') scored.
The match was refereed by José Luis Munuera Montero.
Team News: Barcelona
Keidi Bare (Ruptured ankle ligament) and Adrià Pedrosa (Groin Injury) will be missing for Barcelona manager Xavi Hernández.
Team News: Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil has a number of players out of action. Andoni Gorosabel (Ankle Injury), Ander Guevara (Hamstring Injury), Mikel Merino (Hamstring Injury), Martín Merquelanz (Knee Injury), David Silva (Calf Problems), Jon Pacheco (Ankle Injury), Álex Sola (Hamstring Injury) and Umar Sadiq (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection.
Our feeling is that Barcelona have it within them to be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
At the same time, Real Sociedad will be up against it to break down their defence although we do reckon that they could well end up scoring.
We’re tipping a fairly comfortable 3-1 victory for Barcelona when all’s said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Spotify Camp Nou (99,354)
Captain: Sergio Busquets
Chairman: Joan Laporta
Manager: Xavi Hernández
Competitions: La Liga position 1, Copa del Rey (Quarter-Finals), Supercopa (Final)
🔑 Key Man: Pedri
Typically taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Pedri was born in Tegueste, Spain. After having made a senior debut playing for UD Las Palmas in the 2019 - 2020 season, the skilful Midfielder has struck 4 league goals in the LaLiga 2022 - 2023 campaign to date coming from a total of 17 appearances.