Here is the latest form and team news from both teams ahead of the match at Reale Arena, San Sebastian:
Real Sociedad Form and Team News
Real Sociedad have struggled to convert goals this season, with only 32 goals in 31 matches, averaging 1 per match, but find themselves in sixth place, having managed 54 points all season. They have 15 wins, 9 draws, and 7 losses so far, making up for their lack of goals by maintaining an ability to win by one-goal margins.
Sociedad have only lost once since they crashed out of the Europa League at the hands of RB Leipzig, courtesy of Real Madrid. They have won five games and drawn one in that run and are in great form going into this game. Mikel Oyarzabal has been in outstanding form for Sociedad this season, scoring nine goals and creating another three.
Ander Barrenetxea and talisman Mikel Oyarzabal may miss Barcelona’s visit as they are presently on the sidelines due to injuries.
Barcelona Form and Team News
Barca have been a revelation under Xavi and in 2022, rising quickly up the table to second place. They have lost only once across all competitions since a Copa Del Rey exit at the hands of Athletic Bilbao, winning 11 and drawing 4 of their 15 games since.
They are 12 points behind Real Madrid, who have all but won the league, but they also have a game in hand. With seven straight wins in La Liga, Barcelona are arguably the strongest side in La Liga presently, with players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring 8 times since making the switch in January.
Usual culprits Gerard Pique, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto, and Samuel Umtiti are still injured and may miss the match against Real Sociedad.