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Barcelona v Real Sociedad preview

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Barcelona have shown signs of taking their foot off the pedal as they cruise towards the La Liga title and they could struggle to shut out Sociedad completely at Camp Nou.

The Catalan giants have allowed Vallecano, Betis and Lyon to notch consolation goals recently and although their imperious home form should see them take maximum points, they could concede.

Barcelona to win & both teams to score

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Match in Focus

15:00 Sa 25May SKY

Newport Co v Tranmere

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Newport are unbeaten in 12 matches.
Expert verdict
Michael Flynn’s Newport headed into the playoffs as the fourth tier’s form side, securing seventh spot by finishing the season ten games unbeaten. Tranmere will know all too well about County’s disciplined defensive, having failed to score in both league meetings with them and, even with James Norwood leading the line, they look vulnerable.