Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Prediction, 12/16/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Barcelona (-182) Real Sociedad (+350)
Camp Nou is the site where Antoine Griezmann and Barcelona (5-2-4, 8th in La Liga) will play Real Sociedad (7-5-1, 1st in La Liga) on Wednesday. The men protecting the net are Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona and Alejandro Remiro for Real Sociedad. Barcelona are priced -182 while the Whites and Blues are at +350. The over/under is set at 3.25.
Barcelona took the field against Juventus in their last match and took a loss by a score of 3-0. Barcelona tried 21 dribbles in this match and were successful in 12 of the tries for a rate of 57.1%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 91.8% passes received percentage by completing 672 of the 732 targeted passes in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Barcelona finished the game at a 36.8% rate by putting 7 shots on target of 19 shots. Barcelona is averaging 1.64 goals per 90 (18 goals in total) and have accumulated 11 assists in all contests this season.
Antoine Griezmann is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Barcelona. Griezmann has been a starter in 364 matches so far in his career while scoring 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has 152 goals in 31,093 mins. He has accounted for 53 assists while accumulating 58 yellow card cautions so far in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Lionel Messi, the forward hailing from Argentina. Messi has totaled 40,009 mins during 441 starting assignments and has been given a total of 49 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 184 times in his career while he has scored 449 goals. He currently averages 1.01 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Barcelona is Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Stegen (160-57-46 mark during his soccer career) has 102 clean sheets, which gives him a 38.8% shutout rate. The goalie hailing from Germany has faced 1,059 shots attempted at him in 263 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.98 (258 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .765. Stegen has been on the pitch for 23,659 mins and has earned 809 stops so far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Real Sociedad went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Eibar. Real Sociedad earned a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 out of the 9 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by connecting on 250 of the 358 pass attempts earning a percentage of 69.8%. Real Sociedad landed 2 shots attempted out of 8 shots attempted which gave them a 25.0% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 23 goals and 12 assists for all their games, Real Sociedad is averaging 1.77 goals and 0.92 assists per 90 minutes.
Alexander Isak will need to provide a spark for Real Sociedad. He scores 0.59 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 57 games during his soccer career. The forward from Sweden has been on the pitch for 5,191 mins while he has scored 34 goals. He has accounted for 8 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times. Make sure to watch out for Portu, the forward representing Spain. Portu has earned himself a total of 34 yellow card cautions in 18,593 minutes played (210 starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.25. He has collected 51 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 26 times.
Alejandro Remiro will be looking after the goal for Real Sociedad. Remiro has earned 35 shutouts while defending 439 shots attempted against him in 10,373 career mins. He has earned a save % of .752 and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.2%. He has given up 1.06 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 49-26-40. In his career, Remiro has surrendered 122 goals and has accounted for 326 saves in 116 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Real Sociedad (+350)
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