Villarreal vs Real Sociedad: Villareal who is on the fight for the European spots, hosts the Basque side of Real Sociedad at their own stadium.
The visitors have been dropping in terms of form on their latest matches and they are already on the bottom half of the league table.
The home side is favoured in this match and they need the 3 points in order to maintain their position on the fight for the Europa League spots, while Sociedad, after 3 straight losses, also wants to return to victories in order to achieve a safe position on the league table.
Villarreal is in 5th place of the league table, sitting 1 point behind Real Madrid that also has 1 fewer matches played, having 10 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in 20 matches.
They are already on 5 matches without a loss in the league, going through their best moment of form of the season at the moment, having inclusively won at the Santiago Bernabéu for the first time in their history.
The Yellow Submarine isn’t a team that scores a lot of goals, only having 28 goals scored in 20 matches, which is manifestly little for a team that is in 5th place. However, they are a very safe team defensively and they don’t concede a lot of goals on their matches.
Real Sociedad started the season well, but on the last few matches, they have been dropping, only having won 1 match on the last 9. They are a team that has 6 wins in 20 matches and as visitors, they’ve won 3 out of 9 matches played.
Essentially, this Real Sociedad’s problem is the high number of goals they concede on their matches. With 36 goals conceded in 20 matches, Real Sociedad is the 2nd worst defence of the competition.
Villarreal vs Real Sociedad – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Despite the 3-0 in favour of the Basques on the 1st leg match, the moments of form and the motivation are now different.
Villarreal is fighting for the Europa League spots and they are very close to a 4th place that would allow them to return to the Champions League, while Real Sociedad is on the bottom half of the league table, being closer and closer to the relegation zone, rather than the European spots.
Villarreal is one of the best teams of La Liga at home this season, being on a good moment of form and facing one of the teams in worst form in La Liga.
The Yellow Submarine is the clear favourite to win this match and in my opinion, they will have every condition to get another 3 points against a team that only kept a clean sheet once on their last 12 matches.
|Villarreal or draw||