The post-Lionel Messi era begins for Barcelona on Sunday when it hosts Real Sociedad at Camp Nou to open the teams' 2021-22 Spanish La Liga Primera seasons. Messi led Barca to 10 league championships, but he has moved on to Paris Saint-Germain. The team finished third last season at 24-7-7, while Real Sociedad (17-11-10) finished fifth.
Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Barcelona is the -150 favorite (risk $150 to win $100) in its latest Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad odds, with Sociedad the +400 underdog and a draw priced at +300. The over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. (For the latest soccer news and analysis, click here)
Proven soccer expert Martin Green has revealed his best bets for the Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad matchup below, and bettors who have followed his advice have cashed in huge. Green is a handicapper who has covered the game worldwide, and his European soccer picks have generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Barca will greatly miss the Argentinian's league-leading 30 goals, but the team remains talented. Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay were brought in to bolster the attack, and Antoine Griezmann and Martin Braithwaite also are dangerous options up top. Barcelona is unbeaten in the last 10 league meetings (8-2-0) against Real Sociedad.
The Blue and Whites overachieved last season, posting their highest finish in league play since 2012-13. While the team lacks quality depth, it has a strong starting 11. Playmaker David Silva, Spanish national team star Mikel Oyarzabal and young Swede Alexander Isak lead an attack that scored 58 goals in the 38 games last season.
Green has taken a close look at the Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad matchup from all angles, and he is leaning Under the total (2.5 goals). He is revealing THREE confident best bets, two with plus-money payouts, and has a full breakdown of this La Liga showdown! You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks and analysis before making any selections of your own.
What are the best bets you can make on the Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad match on Sunday? ... Join SportsLine now to see Martin Green's best bets on the Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad matchup, all from the soccer insider who's generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season!