Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(51) 36 Goals 61 (71)
(37) 26 Assists 43 (55)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 7.3 (7.1)
26 Average Age 28.6
183.1 Average Height (cm) 180.3
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 1.4 (1.2)
(52%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 55% (54%)
(0.9) 0.7 Dribbles pg 1 (1.4)
(1) 1.1 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Primera Division.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Carlos Martínez Out N/A
Íñigo Martínez Out 6.87
Player Reason Status Rating
Samuel Umtiti Out 7.07
Philippe Coutinho Out 7.44
Paco Alcácer Doubtful 6.66

Team News

  • Inigo Martinez misses out with a calf problem for the home side.
  • Raul Navas should slot in at centre-back ahead of Aritz Elustondo.
  • Adnan Januzaj should be fit enough to start once again out on the right-hand side of the attack.
  • Sergio Busquets returns from suspension and will slot straight back into the heart of midfield.
  • Ousmane Dembele should get another start for the away side after returning to full fitness since the turn of the year.
  • Philippe Coutinho will not feature for the away side, despite signing this week, as the Brazilian arrived with an injury problem.


  • Real Sociedad have won just one of their last five games, with Eusebio certainly feeling the pressure in La Liga at the moment.
  • The hosts are notoriously Barcelona's bogey team at Anoeta and they will be keen to try and take further points of Ernesto Valverde's high-flying side.
  • Barcelona remain unbeaten in La Liga this season and have a very health gap over Real Madrid and the other chasing teams.
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User Predictions

Comments (90)

  • Gomes is trying really hard but he just doesn't have it. No vision, too much negative passing. Shoots when he's supposed to pass, passes when he's supposed to shoot. For every decent game, he has 10 bad ones.

  • by 6 years ago i am referring to my timeline 2023 and this match I saw in 2018 6 years ago hope that's not too confusing.

  • @TimeTravellerFrom2023 Time traveller usually don't advertise that they are time travelling, especially if there is no need to it. They stay quietly in the background and try to keep a low profile. So I think you more like a mind traveller...

  • @neumi17 smth is wrong with that guy, his predictions stats are 88% vs 13%, lol

  • @neumi17 he is the cristiano ronaldo of time travelling

  • I knew it they won on 14 january 2018 19.45 hours I remember seeing this match 6 years ago great performance by messi.

  • @TimeTravellerFrom2023 welp i'm sold

  • @TimeTravellerFrom2023 damn you done it again bro I am starting to believe you really are a time traveller now if brazil win the world cup like you said I will need to steal your time machine.

  • u guys gotta calm down im a pessimistic barca fan hence the name jesus

  • @BarcaPlsLetMeDown pessimistic barca fan who supports Madrid?

  • @Taha25 sure dont believe me i dont care either way

  • Suarez and Messi both 9.27, who is MoTM?

  • @Nico1 who else?whoscored loves messi

  • @BarcaPlsLetMeDown 8>4

  • @Lapulga retard im not a madrid fan

  • When they see the score, RM Fans pretends to sleep..hahaha

  • @WILA7 "BarcaPlsLetMeDown" here is one

  • @Taha25 He is a loser...

  • @Lapulga Of course)))

  • @Taha25 He's the greatest of all time, everyone should love him

  • @Jesper4319 who r u?)

  • @Jesper4319 who are u?)))

  • @Taha25 Barca fan

  • Paulinho 8 ,Penaldo 4...

  • A game of two halves... a free kick to finally break d curse...17 goals ,8 assists for d real GOAT...

  • @Lapulga The free kick didn't break the curse: it was already broken by Suarez' last goal (wat an assist by Vermaenator) after being rammed up by Paulinho's goal and Suarez' magical finish. The free kick was just the icing on top of the cake.

  • Visca. El. Barca.

  • They scored 3-4 goals in a win like I said :)

  • Suarez on fire!!!

  • probably messi's farthest goal ever

  • @BSN explain

  • @nceshNcero BSN thinks that's the longest distance Messi has ever scored a goal from

  • @nceshNcero what's there to explain? it"s a simple sentence

  • @BSN Lol

  • barca is incredible

  • Suarez on fire

  • Is Alba forbidden to score?? What a man afraid of scoring

  • why is andre gomez starting? what the heck. what about iniesta and dembele. eish. this velverde is getting comfortable.

  • @nceshNcero Denis Suarez never given a chance but Gomes given countless

  • @JoeSWFC yes. exactly. may be he does well in training. and then relaxes in the match.

  • messi is going to score a great goal here

  • what if the score is exactly like the liverpool match 4-3

  • I knew they would come back now go for the win barca messi to score the winner come on you can do it.


  • this match is fixed

  • @RemyLebeu Why would Barca fix a match when Atletico Madrid is not far away from them?. You have to admit that La Real are playing very well and barca clearly aren't.

  • @GeorgeNill why did you automatically assume it was Barcelona fixing the match? they could have meant Real or Atletico, and out of those 3 teams i know which one i think is most likely to cheat and match fix

  • Barcelona exposed tonight , crap performance

  • @footballover exposed with andre gomes

  • do not worry barca will come back

  • Real sociedad win

  • If I remember correctly I was 14 when this match happened I think barcelona won 2-0 or 3-0 but I know they won on 14 january 2018 19.45 hours.

  • @TimeTravellerFrom2023 im sorry but there is no timeline whr barca will EVER win at anoeta in liga so ur exposed

  • @BarcaPlsLetMeDown there is now so expose that.

  • @BarcaPlsLetMeDown Such a waste of space on earth...get a life loser

  • @Lapulga thanks for backing me up lapulga cheers buddy

  • @BarcaPlsLetMeDown they will make a comeback watch and see

  • @TimeTravellerFrom2023 who wins the world cup

  • @BarcaPlsLetMeDown on 17 july 2018 17.50 hours brazil lift the world cup again and become world champions.

  • @BarcaPlsLetMeDown brazil

  • @BarcaPlsLetMeDown too easy, Germany of course

  • Barcelona (-1.5)

  • Real Sociedad will attack Barca from the start and NOT park the bus in front of the goal so Barca could hit 3-4 goals here.

  • Comfortable win for barca

  • I think Barca will win, but without Umtiti, they'll also concede a goal against La Real who score a lot at home. Hopefully nobody gets injured!

  • @andrew7taylor Only 1 goal conceded after Umtiti got injured

  • Messi is on fire! Barca win 1-2.

  • I dont see Barca win they always have difficulties playing in Anoeta Stadium

  • Wtf !! barca signed Coutinho for 160$m and he was injured!!!!

  • Barca with beat socieded like celta 0:4 messing force to score

  • i feel sorry for madrid fans voting for their former IIlarramendi as the man of the match

  • its hard to beat this team. they press high a lot when playing barca. i hope we start the best 11 before anything.

  • Surely Barcelona will be too strong for sociedad ?

  • Can sociedad win?

  • @NuchalLine I think they can but not today.

  • @NuchalLine Everything is possible in the world of football

  • @Cannavaro69 This is the answer of a wise man! Good job.

  • @babyenot Are you a fan of Bournemouth?

  • @Cannavaro69 No. But I will always keep betting against situations like Arsenal of today or Sampdoria of last week.

  • @babyenot What situation ? you can't bet against Arsenal they will win today

  • @Cannavaro69 We will see.

  • Barcelona Won only Once in Anoeta in their last 6 visits (D1 L4)... and Real Sociedad usually only plays well against the big clubs.

  • Wouldn't risk Dembelé starting despite everyone saying he was okay after the discomfort yesterday. Would rather draw this game without him than risk losing him for another 1-2 months, which could cost Barça heavily in the UCL. Dembelé is easily Barca's 2nd best overall player in terms of ability and it would hurt a lot to see him injured again. Also he's really young and could lie again that he's fine despite having slight discomfort like back in September, just because he loves this club and idolizes Messi and wants to play every remainig game alongside him. Other notes: Gomes should start ahead of Paulinho imo, having 3 attacking minded players + Paulinho could really cost Barça defensively. Also, Denis and Digne to rest Iniesta and Alba in the second half. Messi probably goal or two and MotM again as usually, but the game really could end with any scoreline. Hoping for a Barça win though, but can see a draw or even loss for Catalunyans here.

  • @Messidinho Nice analysis dude , from where you get all these creative words? are you watching Gary Lineker (match of the day) in sky sports a lot?? ))

  • Sociedad 0-2 Barcelona

  • Anoeta is no bogey-ground for any team this season. 3 wins out of 9 (3 draws, 3 defeats = 12 points) at home soil makes Real Sociedad only 1 point better home than away. It makes Real Sociedad one of the weakest hometeams this season. I don’t think that will change in this game. I don’t see them score 2 goals in this match. I see them ... walk out of the stadium with a little tear in the eye but still hoping for at better performance in the next match on Anoeta against Celta ...

  • @jesper I can easily imagine the picture youhave painted.

  • @babyenot lol

  • Difficult match but Anoeta curse was broken last year. Would be interesting to see if dembele ll score or not

  • @Lapulga, it wasn't broken in La Liga.