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Barcelona is going to be without Messi as it starts the new La Liga season and it will be interesting to see how it holds up. No one can replace a player like Messi that has been in Barcelone for 20 years but new signings like Memphis Depay should help. Barcelone won four out of the five pre-season games it played including a 3-0 win over Juventus.
Real Sociedad is a pretty good team. It finished fifth in the previous season and will look to improve on that. Its pre-season was not the greatest two defeats in the final three matches it played.
Match prediction and football betting tips for FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad, La Liga 2021-22. The match is going to be played at Camp Nou, Barcelona, on the 16th of August 2021.
Both Teams to Score: Yes (1.57) @ Bet365
Barcelona and Real Sociedad are both prolific goal-scoring teams. Barcelona has scored at least two goals in four out of the previous five matches it has played. Real Sociedad has also scored at least one goal in four out of the previous five matches. Neither team is great at keeping clean sheets either.
Win/Draw/Win and Total Goals: Barcelona and Over 2.5 (2.40) @ Betway
Barcelona is the team to back in this match. It is playing at home and is going to be very keen to show that Messi leaving has not ended its title ambitions. We do believe they have the game to attack and score plenty of goals. It beat Real Sociedad very convincingly in both games in the La Liga last season. The returns on offer this bet make it a no-brainer.
Goalscorer: Memphis Depay (Anytime) (1.95) @ Bet365
Depay has impressed us already with what he showed in the pre-season. He is going to be the biggest offensive threat along with Griezmann. We think there is a great chance to see him score on his Barcelona debut.