Real Sociedad vs Villarreal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Real Sociedad vs Villarreal Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Real Sociedad were able to achieve spectacular opening day victory after beating Celta de Vigo 3-2 at the Balaidos. The away team were able to produce a comeback twice in the game, as goals from Maxi Gomez were cancelled out by Mikel Oyarzabal and Juanmi. Just when it seemed that the game was heading towards an entertaining draw, Willian Jose scored from the penalty spot in the 88th minute to hand the away team a victory. Villarreal suffered a late 1-0 defeat against Levante in the opening La Liga match of the season. The Yellow Submarines offered little in the game and were beaten by a late penalty from José Luis Morales.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The availability of Cedric Bakambu for the game against Real Sociedad will be a major boost for Villarreal. The forward’s goals in the second half of last season were a crucial factor behind the club qualifying for the Europa League. Villarreal were able to complete a double over Real Sociedad last season. The Yellow Submarines have also managed two wins in the last two league meetings at the Anoeta. I would back a win for Villarreal. Real Sociedad were involved in a high-scoring game which could have swung against them had it not been for the late penalty from Willian Jose. Villarreal are a defensive outfit and the club only conceded 33 goals last season. Four out of the recent five games between Villarreal and Real Sociedad have seen under 2.5 goals. I would back this game to witness under 2.5 goals.

Villarreal win – 13/5

Total goals under 2.5 – 7/10

Real Sociedad saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Real Sociedad saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Villarreal

Villarreal saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Villarreal saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Real Sociedad

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Real Sociedad Form Guide

Real Sociedad Team Logo

Real Sociedad

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
W H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Sociedad B Team Logo Real Sociedad B

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Union Team Logo Real Union

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Osasuna Team Logo Osasuna

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Zaragoza Team Logo Real Zaragoza

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Deportivo Alaves Team Logo Deportivo Alaves

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo VfB Stuttgart

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

12-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

18-08-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Villarreal Form Guide

Villarreal Team Logo

Villarreal

Won

2

Draw

6

Lost

2
D H

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hercules Team Logo Hercules

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Montpellier Team Logo Montpellier

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Angers Team Logo Angers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Zaragoza Team Logo Real Zaragoza

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

18-08-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Real Sociedad Preview

The attitude shown by the Real Sociedad players in the opening game against Celta de Vigo was extremely good. Despite being down twice in an away game, the players did not allow their heads to drop and ended up winning the match. The attitude was a major factor behind the club qualifying directly for the Europa League places by finishing sixth in the table. The club were able to retain the key players during the summer, while also being able to strengthen with the signings of Diego Llorente and Adnan Januzaj. Real Sociedad also saw last season’s top scorers Juanmi and Willian Jose score in the game against Celta de Vigo.

Real Sociedad Team News

Real Sociedad manager Eusebio has a lengthy injury list with Jon Guridi (knee), Carlos Martinez (cruciate ligament), Ruben Pardo (knee), Inigo Martinez (quads), and Adnan Januzaj (knee) unavailable.

Villarreal Preview

Villarreal suffered an opening day defeat against Levante. The opposition managed to score towards the end, and it left Villarreal with little opportunity to get back into the match. Still, manager Fran Escriba will not be overly happy with the offensive display of his team. Levante narrowly managed to avoid relegation and Villarreal came into the game as the favourites for three points. Cedric Bakambu and Roberto Soriano were the key players for the club last season with 11 goals each. Both players were unavailable in the opening match against Levante.

Villarreal Team News

Sergio Asenjo (cruciate ligament), Roberto Soriano (knee), Adrian Marin (knee), Mario Gaspar (hamstring) are the players unavailable for Villarreal.

Real Sociedad Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Villarreal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal Sidelined Players

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