meIt’s been a very dreary week for Barcelonawith the European League immediately eliminated, followed by A LaLiga Santander defeat for CadizHowever Xavi HernandezThe team’s charges are expected to recover on Thursday when they face Real Sociedad.
La Real welcome the Blaugrana to San Sebastian knowing they can put more influence in it BarcelonaTheir hopes of finishing second in the league, although they have their own ambitions to reach the top four, sitting just five points away from Atletico Madrid In fourth place.
Confidence will be the main issue for Los Colles players, especially after the way they defended against both Eintracht Frankfurt And Cadiz.
Xavi will not be able to contact anyone Sergi Roberto, Ansu Fati or Pedri With all three players excluded from the match with various injuries.
Gerrard Pique He’s facing a race against time to be fit for the match after missing matches against him Eintracht Frankfurt and Cadiz.
Real Sociedad They also miss the main players, although they all have long-standing issues with Mikel Oyarzabal Biggest miss.
David Silva He was suspended after accumulating too many yellow cards, and this would seriously limit the creativity of the hosts.
Predict Real Sociedad vs Barcelona lineups
Real Sociedad expected line-up (4-3-3): Alex Remiro, Igor Zubeldia, Joseba Zaldua, Robin Le Normand, Diego Rico, Mikel Merino, Martin Zubimendi, Rafinha, Portu, Alexander Isak, Alexander Sorloth
Barcelona expected lineup (4-3-3)Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres
When does Real Sociedad start against Barcelona?
The LaLiga Santander match between Real Sociedad and Barcelona kicks off at 21:30 CET, local time in Spain. For those who live in the UK, you can tune in at 20:30 GMT. For those who live in the US, kick-off is at 15:30 ET and 12:30 PT.
Where to watch the Real Sociedad-Barcelona match
Viewers in the UK can tune in to watch the Real Sociedad-Barcelona match on LaLiga TV, while LaLiga Santander fans in the US can watch it on ESPN+.