Villarreal vs Real Sociedad Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Villarreal vs Real Sociedad Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Villarreal were able to pick up a third consecutive win in all competitions after beating Levante 2-1 at the La Ceramica. Manu Trigueros converted from the penalty spot in the 26th minute, while Denis Cheryshev was able to add a second in the 50th minute. Roger Marti Salvador was able to score a late penalty for Levante. Real Sociedad fell to a third consecutive loss after being beaten 2-1 by Celta de Vigo. Willian Jose came up with the opening goal after 10 minutes, but Iago Aspas provided the equaliser through a penalty in the 20th minute. Maxi Gomez silenced home supporters in the second half with the winner. Crucially, Willian Jose missed a penalty in the 25th minute when his powerful shot cannoned off the woodwork.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Villarreal have been displaying some decent form in recent weeks, while they are up against a struggling Real Sociedad outfit. Both clubs have had an equal share of success when they have come up against each other in recent years, but Real Sociedad are without an away victory over Villarreal in the last five attempts. I would opt for a Villarreal win.

Real Sociedad have surprisingly been strong at the back in the last couple of away matches, as Athletic Bilbao are the only team to score more than 1.5 goals against Real Sociedad in the last five away games. Villarreal have averaged only a goal per game in recent weeks, and I would choose under 1.5 goals from Villarreal.

Villarreal win – 23/20

Villarreal to score under 1.5 goals – 4/5

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

Villarreal saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Real Sociedad saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Villarreal

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Villarreal Form Guide

Villarreal Team Logo

Villarreal

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

18-03-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

09-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

D H

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

Real Sociedad Form Guide

Real Sociedad Team Logo

Real Sociedad

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
D A

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

04-05-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Sociedad B Team Logo Real Sociedad B

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Villarreal Preview

Villarreal will be delighted at the recent results in the La Liga 2017-18 season, as it bodes well for the team finishing in the top four places. Real Madrid have been unable to pull away from the Yellow Submarines despite possessing a vastly superior squad. Meanwhile, Sevilla are two points behind Villarreal and have not showed the kind of consistency required to make a challenge for the top four. The biggest blow for Villarreal is the departure of Cedric Bakambu. The club are yet to reinvest the €40 million obtained from the sale of the top scorer.

Villarreal Team News

Villarreal boss Javier Calleja will be without Nicola Sansone (calf), Roberto Soriano (knee), Alvaro Gonzalez (hamstring), Andres Fernandez (cruciate ligament), Leonardo Suarez (cruciate ligament), and Ruben Semedo (thigh) due to injury.

Real Sociedad Preview

Real Sociedad’s disappointing campaign has hit new lows in the last couple of weeks, as the club goes from one bad result of another. Manager Eusebio has not had much luck with regard to injuries in recent times, and the likes of Adnan Januzaj and Sergio Canales will be missing for the game. Real Sociedad have struggled on the defensive front throughout the campaign and the team has kept just one clean sheet in the last 10 games across all competitions. Willian Jose is close to moving into double figures for the campaign after having scored nine goals so far.

Real Sociedad Team News

David Zurutuza (thigh), Sergio Canales (thigh), Geronimo Rulli (finger), Carlos Martinez, Adnan Januzaj (muscle), and Ruben Pardo (ankle) are the names unavailable for Real Sociedad manager Eusebio coming into the game.

Villarreal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 vs Real Sociedad Sidelined Players

Villarreal
13 Andres Fernandez Injured
4 Ruben Semedo Injured
21 Bruno Soriano Injured
35 Leonardo Suarez Injured
Real Sociedad
17 David Zurutuza Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sergio Asenjo 189 87
23 CD Daniele Bonera 183 84
6 CD Victor Ruiz 184 78
2 LB Mario Gaspar 182 74
11 RB Jaume Costa 172 62
16 CM Rodri 190 88
14 CM Manuel Trigueros 178 70
8 RM Pablo Fornals 178 67
10 LM Samuel Castillejo 182 67
15 CF Enes Unal 185 75
9 CF Carlos Bacca 181 77
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Tono 189 83
3 CD Diego Llorente 185 74
19 LB Alvaro Odriozola 178 67
22 CD Raul Navas 183 80
6 RB Inigo Martinez 181 77
10 CM Xabier Prieto 185 77
4 CM Asier Illarramendi 177 74
5 CM Igor Zubeldia 180 79
8 LF Adnan Januzaj 182 75
12 CF Willian Jose 186 87
18 RF Mikel Oyarzabal 180 77