Barcelona will be out to make up for their defeat against Cadiz as the Camp Nou outfit will aim to return to winning ways when they take on Real Sociedad on Thursday at the San Sebastian Stadium.
Real Sociedad is in the fifth position in the La Liga and five points behind Atletico Madrid who is in the fourth position.
The Basque team will miss many Real Sociedad household names when they take on Barcelona, Mikel Oyarzabal, Nacho Monreal, Carlos Fernandez and Ander Barrenetxea will all miss the clash against the Catalan side.
Gerard Pique is doubtful for this clash, he suffered a groin injury and he could just be back for this clash after spending weeks on the sidelines.
Pedri suffered a hamstring injury against Eintracht Frankfurt in their Europa League and he is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Ansu Fati is also a doubt for this clash, though the attacker has joined the first team in training.
HEAD TO HEAD
Barcelona has emerged victoriously five times in the last five meetings, with Real Sociedad yet to beat the Camp Nou outfit in five attempts.
Real Sociedad have also lost nine of their last 10 league games against Barcelona and have not overcome them in Spain’s top flight since April 2016, which is an indication of the size of their task in this match
Real Sociedad bounced back to life after the 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the last month, they have earned 11 points in their last five games, they won, three drew two and suffered a defeat in the process.
Real Sociedad has been one of the teams that played well when at home this season and has 32 points from 16 matches, recording nine wins in the process.
Barcelona has witnessed a tremendous form under Xavi Hernandez, they have won all their La Liga games since the former midfielder took charge except the defeat to Cadiz on Monday evening.
Despite the defeat, Barcelona still maintains the second position in the La Liga with a game in hand.
Remiro; Zaldua, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Rico; Merino, Zubimendi, Rafinha; Isak, Sorloth, Portu
Ter Stegen; Araujo, Pique, E Garcia, Alba; F de Jong, Busquets, Gavi; Dembele, Aubameyang, Torres
Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona
Real Sociedad will aim to put in their best at home the White and Blue have one of the best home records in La Liga.
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