• Barcelona have won their last 15 home league meetings with Real Sociedad, winning their last three by an average of four goals per game.
  • The Basque side were one of only two teams (alongside Real Madrid) able to defeat Barcelona in the league last season (3-2 at the Anoeta).
  • New Sociedad striker Haris Seferovic (21 years old) was not born on the day of Real Sociedad’s last league victory at the Nou Camp (1-3 in 1991).
  • Lionel Messi has scored in every meeting between these side at the Nou Camp since Real Sociedad were promoted in 2010 (five goals in three games).
  • Chory Castro has scored three goals against Barcelona in the league; more than against any other side since he joined Real Sociedad.
  • Tata Martino has won his first five league games this season; something Tito Villanova achieved last season and Pep Guardiola achieved in 2009/10; Barca won the league on both of those occasions.
  • Real Sociedad are winless in four league games (D3 L1); their worst run this calendar year.
  • Between them, Lionel Messi (six) and Pedro (five) have scored 61% of Barcelona’s league goals this season.
  • Victor Valdes and Claudio Bravo have kept a joint-high three clean sheets amongst keepers this term.
  • Neymar has now registered an assist in three successive league games.