Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Prediction, 3/21/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Sociedad vs Barcelona
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastián, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Real Sociedad (+216) Barcelona (+117)
Antoine Griezmann and Barcelona (17-5-4, 3rd in La Liga) go to Anoeta Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on Real Sociedad (12-9-6, 5th in La Liga). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alejandro Remiro for Real Sociedad and Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona. Real Sociedad are priced +216 while the Blaugrana are at +117. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Real Sociedad faced off with Granada in their last game and took a loss by a score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 80.6% passes received rate by completing 398 of the 494 passing attempts last match. Real Sociedad tried 17 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 9 of the tries for a percentage of 52.9%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Real Sociedad wrapped this game up at a 14.3% clip by landing 1 SoT out of 7 total shots. Real Sociedad sports an average of 1.56 goals per 90 minutes (42 total goals) and have earned 26 assists in all contests for the season.
Alexander Isak is a guy who should impact this matchup for Real Sociedad. He has 10 assists while earning 10 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Isak has started 68 matchups so far in his career and he has earned 0.65 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Sweden has earned 44 goals in 6,116 professional minutes. Another player who could decide the outcome is Portu, the forward hailing from Spain. Portu has 19,405 mins in 220 starting assignments and has been given a total of 36 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 27 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 54 total goals. He sports an average of 0.25 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Real Sociedad will be Alejandro Remiro. Remiro has seen the field for 11,633 mins and has accumulated 345 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.1 (138 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 73.6%. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has had 474 shots tried at him in 130 starts. Remiro (54-30-45 record in his career) has 39 shutouts, which has earned him a 30.0% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Barcelona earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against PSG. They finished the match by connecting on 805 of the 884 passes they attempted for a percentage of 91.1%. Barcelona finished with a 57.6% successful dribble rate by completing 19 of the 33 dribbles they tried. Barcelona converted 9 shots attempted out of 20 shots attempted earning them a 45.0% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 53 goals and 35 assists in all their matches, Barcelona averages 2.04 goals and 1.35 assists per 90 min.
Antoine Griezmann will need to provide a lift for Barcelona. The forward hailing from France has been on the pitch for 31,973 professional minutes while scoring 155 goals. He has accumulated 60 yellow cards during his career and has helped on a goal 57 times. He is currently averaging 0.44 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 375 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Lionel Messi, the forward who represents Argentina. Messi has been given a total of 50 yellow card warnings in 41,097 minutes played (453 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 1.01. He has accumulated 463 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 190 times.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will be residing in front of the net for Barcelona. During his career, Stegen has conceded 269 goals and has totaled 845 saves in 278 starting assignments. He has given up 0.97 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 172-60-46. He is the owner of a save % of 76.5 and his shutout rate is 39.2%. Stegen has racked up 109 clean sheets and has defended 1,104 shots attempted against him in 25,009 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Barcelona (+117)
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