Barcelona were able to register their summer signings, with the exception of Jules Kounde, who would be registered this week. Xavi’s 2022/23 season began with a goalless draw against Rayo Vallecano.
The Catalans dominated the game but were unable to score. In their next La Liga match, Barcelona will travel to Reale Arena to face Real Sociedad.
Barcelona’s opponent defeated Cadiz in their first La Liga match and could pose problems for the Catalans at Reale Arena. Xavi Hernandez would have to find a way to defeat Real Sociedad and take all three points.
Robert Lewandowski did not score in his La Liga debut, but he could be the difference in the Catalans’ next La Liga game.
In their last five matches across all competitions, Barcelona has three wins and two draws, while Real Sociedad has three wins and a draw.
The Catalans have won all five meetings between Barcelona and Real Sociedad in the last five meetings.
Based on their respective records, Barcelona could walk away with all three points from the Reale Arena. Their team appears to be stronger than it was last season and could score more than three goals against their opponent this weekend.
The image below illustrates how Barcelona might line up against Real Sociedad:
The starting lineup that could give Barcelona the win against Real Sociedad at Reale Arena.
Goalkeeper: Ter Stegen
Defenders: Jules Kounde, Ronald Araujo, Sergino Dest and Jordi Alba
Midfielders: Pedri, S. Busquets and F. Kessie
Forwards: O. Dembele, Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha