Betting tips for Barcelona vs Real Sociedad 20.05.2018
The champion dismisses the season with a new double, measuring himself to the Real Sociedad in the Nou Camp. FC Barcelona secured the title defeating Atlético de Madrid (1-0) several days ago. The Barcelona side have scored 90 points in 36 Liga Santander games after winning at Riazor 2-4, drawing in the Clásico (2-2) against Real Madrid and beating Villarreal during the week. However, the last day fell in Valencia against Levante (5-4), losing the unbeaten in the season. The team won the Copa del Rey by beating Sevilla 5-0, which the Catalans have achieved the double.
Ernesto Valverde is having a brilliant first season at the helm of the Blaugrana team that after being swept by Real Madrid in the Supercopa of Spain, was recovered on the basis of checkbook, signing for more than 300 million the promising Ousmane Dembélé and the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho , that arrived next to the Colombian central Yerry Mina in the past winter market.
Only Espanyol, apart from Real Madrid, has been able to subdue a team much stronger than in previous seasons, top scorer of the Santander League with 76 goals, and the second least-thrashed team of the championship (15 goals, by 14 of Atlético de Madrid).
In this Champions League, the Catalan team had no problems to finish first in Group D ahead of Juventus, Sporting CP and Olympiacos, adding 4 wins and two draws. Chelsea was their victim in the round of 16 and in the first leg of the quarterfinals, thrashed AS Roma (4-1), but fell in the Olympic 3-0 and ended up eliminated.
La Real Sociedad has made a huge improvement since the arrival of the new coach Imanol Alguacil. The substitute of Eusebio Sacristán took 12 points out of the 15 possible since his arrival, taking the team from the bottom of the table. The whole of San Sebastian began its decline after a bad run that began when it fell eliminated at home in Copa del Rey, letting go a lead of three goals against Lleida de Segunda B.
In European competition, the team performed well, finishing second, behind Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia. The Austrian Salzburg was its rival in the elimination of 1/16 of end, being eliminated. In the Santander League, the Basque team occupies the 10th position after adding 4 wins and one defeat in the last 5 matches.
The Mexican Héctor Moreno, ex-Espanyol central defender, has been chosen to replace Íñigo Martínez's departure, and arrives from an AS Roma where Spalletti hardly counted on him. They are low Carlos Martinez, with Rulli and Xabi Prieto being doubt.
In Iniesta's farewell to his stadium, Barça will want to win this match and forget the defeat in Valencia. I expect an animated match, with goals, won by the locals with both scoring.
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Prediction: 1/1 1.50
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Betting Tip: Over 5.5 Goals @ 1.80
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Score Recommendations: 5-2 10.00