With it looking as though Real Madrid will go ten points clear of Barcelona at the top of the table with a win over Getafe, it's vital for the defending champions to get a win against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou in order to keep the pace. On paper, that won't be too difficult - Sociedad are in 13th place and the Catalans have only dropped two points at home all year. Of some interest is Barcelona's injury-hit starting lineup, but when you can respond to absences in the centre by deploying Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas... well, things aren't so bad.
Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3): Victor Valdes; Adriano, Javier Mascherano, Carles Puyol, Dani Alves; Jonathan dos Santos, Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara; Lionel Messi, Isaac Cuena, Cristian Tello.
Real Sociedad starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Claudio Bravo; Cadamuro, Inigo Martinez, Mikel Gonzalez, Carlos Martinez; Mikel Aranburu, Markel Bergara; Antoine Griezmann, Ruben Pardo, Xabi Prieto; Diego Ifran.
Substitutes from: Javier Ariel Rosada, Imanol Agirretxe, Carlos Vela, Daniel Estrada, Joseba Llorente, Vadim Demidov, Tono.