A not so feared location
Not long ago, Barcelona's visits to Real Sociedad always spelt a draw or a defeat.
In every match there since the start of the decade, they always slipped up.
Between 2011 and 2016, Barcelona lost 5 and drew 3 in their 8 visits to San Sebastián in the league and cup. But the tables have now turned.
After going more than 5 years without winning in Anoeta, Leo Messi's Barcelona seem to have turned their fortunes around.
Ernesto Valverde's men will go out looking for their 4th win in a row at a stadium that until not long ago they couldn't win in.
Barca have won 3 games in a row there. Their run started in January 2017 with a 1-0 win in the Copa del Rey. Neymar got the goal that day.
After that, they won 2 more games, both in the league. In 2017-18, Barca got the 3 points with an impressive 4-2 win after going down 2-0.
One year later, Valverde's side won 2-1, again coming from behind. Some good signs for Barcelona as they try to achieve their number one target: staying top of the league before the 'Clásico'.