Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Prediction, 4/21/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Sociedad vs Barcelona
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Location: Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastián, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Real Sociedad (+220) Barcelona (+130)
Anoeta Stadium is the venue where Alexander Isak and Real Sociedad (15-10-7, 6th in La Liga) will take on Barcelona (17-9-5, 2nd in La Liga) on Thursday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Alejandro Remiro for Real Sociedad and Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona. Real Sociedad are priced +220 while the Blaugrana are at +130. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Real Sociedad faced off with Betis in their most recent match and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 94.0% received passes percentage by completing 437 of the 465 pass attempts in their last game. Real Sociedad attempted 26 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 34.6%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Real Sociedad walked away from the pitch at a 20.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Real Sociedad sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (32 total goals) and have 18 assists in all competitions this season.
Alexander Isak is a player who can be a difference maker for Real Sociedad. Isak has been a starter in 101 contests during his soccer career and he has earned 0.56 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Sweden has totaled 54 goals scored in 8,723 mins played. He has totaled 12 assists while earning 15 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Portu, the forward representing Spain. He has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 55 goals. Portu has earned 21,517 minutes in 243 career starts and has been given 39 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.23 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Real Sociedad is Alejandro Remiro. Remiro has played for 15,233 mins and has tallied 431 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.1 (179 goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 72.9%. The goalie hailing from Spain has faced 597 shots sent his way in 170 career starting assignments. Remiro (72-42-55 record during his soccer career) has recorded 60 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 35.3% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Barcelona took a loss by a score of 1-0 against Cadiz. They finished this game by converting 649 out of their 700 attempted passes for a rate of 92.7%. Barcelona ended the game with a 68.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 17 of the 25 dribbles they pursued. Barcelona had 8 shots attempted out of the team's 20 shots attempted which had them at a 40.0% clip in their last game. Having a total of 60 goals and 46 assists in all competitions, Barcelona is averaging 1.94 goals and 1.48 assists per 90 minutes.
Frenkie De Jong will need to provide a lift for Barcelona. He is currently averaging 0.12 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 175 outings so far in his pro soccer career. The midfielder from the Netherlands has accumulated 15,393 professional minutes and has scored 20 goals. He has 18 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times. You should also keep an eye on Ousmane Dembele, the forward hailing from France. Dembele has earned himself 16 yellow cards in 9,669 mins played (109 career starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.34. He has earned 37 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 41 different times.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is expected to look after the net for Barcelona. So far in his career, Stegen has conceded 314 goals while tallying 925 stops in 318 starting assignments. He has allowed 0.99 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 194-70-54. He sports a save % of 75.5 and his shutout rate is currently at 38.1%. Stegen has tallied 121 shutouts while defending 1,224 shots against him in 28,608 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Real Sociedad (+220)
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