Real Sociedad vs Barcelona
Spain – Super Cup
Date: Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Arcángel.
The Whites and Blues are going through one of their worst spells of the season. And it’s really unfortunate for them that they have to line up for their Super Cup semis at this time.
Meanwhile, their counterparts – the Catalans, seem to have overcome their struggling period, and now appear to be in full flow. Their captain and talisman Lionel Messi is back to his devastating best, and he seems hungry to make up for lost time.
Moreover, the players overall are reinvigorated as well, and are determined to carry forward this momentum.
On top of that, Ronald Koeman’s men also have a terrific h2h record against this rival over the years, including an emphatic win just three weeks back.
By the looks of things, expect Barcelona to deliver the win, and move on to the final.
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Catalans had recorded the previous nine overall wins.
- They were also unbeaten in 44 of the former 51 overall match-ups.
- They had scored two or more goals in seven of the preceding nine encounters.
- The latest clash had ended in a 2-1 win for them, just this past December.
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Prediction
Imanol Alguacil’s men were winless in 11 of their last 12 overall fixtures, and they had lost four of their past six games. They had also conceded two or more goals in four of their former six match-ups, and had failed to keep clean sheets in seven of their last nine games.
Their latest fixture was against Sevilla, and it ended in a 3-2 loss for them on the road.
Meanwhile, Koeman’s men are on a three-fixture winning run, and on an eight-game unbeaten streak. They had also won six of their last eight games, and had scored a total of 16 goals from their preceding seven match-ups.
Going on, the Catalans are unbeaten against this opponent in the past four-year period, and they had remained unbeaten in 44 of their last 51 encounters.
They had also scored two or more goals in seven of the last nine overall h2h meetings.
More importantly, Koeman’s men are desperate to prove their supremacy to several doubters, and will approach this game with the utmost seriousness.
Considering these factors, expect Barcelona to deliver a compelling win this Wednesday.