• Barcelona have won their last 16 league meetings with Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou.
  • The Catalan giants are unbeaten in 11 league games (W10 D1); their best run of the season.
  • The Basques have only won one of their last 18 away league games, drawing nine and losing eight.
  • Carlos Vela scored his first ever direct free kick in La Liga in the most recent gameweek.
  • Real Sociedad are the only team of any side to have ever played in La Liga to have won their most recent two games against Barcelona, though both came on home soil.
  • Leo Messi has scored in the last four meetings between these sides at the Nou Camp (six goals in total).
  • Claudio Bravo has kept five clean sheets in his last six La Liga matches, with Barcelona scoring 18 and conceding none in his last four.
  • Los Cules recorded the biggest away win in La Liga last time out, winning 8-0 in Cordoba.
  • Luis Suarez scored his first ever La Liga hat-trick, while Andres Iniesta recorded his first assist of the season in that game.
  • If he scores here, Lionel Messi will have netted in seven straight league games for the first time since his remarkable run of 21 which ended in May 2013.
  • Real Madrid (105) are the only other team in the top five leagues this season to have scored more league goals than the trio of Messi, Neymar and Suarez (77) this term.