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Villarreal vs Real Sociedad betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

Villarreal vs Real Sociedad betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds
Villarreal CF
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Real Sociedad San Sebastian
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Lo Celso, Giovani
90'
88'
Isak, Alexander
Portu
82'
Isak, Alexander
81'
Sorloth, Alexander
Guridi, Jon
Albiol, Raul
Gaspar, Mario
81'
Coquelin, Francis
Trigueros, Manu
81'
Albiol, Raul
77'
Estupinan, Pervis
Pedraza, Alfonso
75'
Chukwueze, Samuel
Alcacer, Paco
75'
73'
Zubimendi, Martin
Foyth, Juan
68'
Dia, Boulaye
Jackson, Nicolas
65'
65'
Illarramendi
Rafinha
56'
Isak, Alexander
46'
Zaldua, Joseba
Gorosabel, Andoni
Coquelin, Francis
43'
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Zaldua, Joseba

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Bizarrely, five of their last seven meetings have witnessed away wins, two of which have gone Real Sociedad’s way. La Real won at El Madrigal in 2018 and 2020, despite only winning two of their 14 previous visits. 

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Under 2.5 goals is 10/11.

Draw and both teams to score is 15/4.

Alexander Isak is 13/2 to break the deadlock and 21/10 to score anytime.

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Match preview

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 29: Mikel Oyarzabal of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring goal during the La Liga Santader match between Real Sociedad and Villarreal CF at Estadio Anoeta on November 29, 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 29: Mikel Oyarzabal of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring goal during the La Liga Santader match between Real Sociedad and Villarreal CF at Estadio Anoeta on November 29, 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

The race for European places in heating up and these two clubs are firmly in the mix.

Real Sociedad are guaranteed to be in some sort of Europa competition next season, which one it is could be decided by this game.

On Thursday night, having only previously scored 12 goals at home all season, La Real ran riot, hammering Cádiz 3-0.

Alexander Sørloth opened the scoring before penalties from Adnan Januzaj and then Portu sealed the win, the latter bagging his first Liga goal of the season.

That was also a first win in five for Imanol Alguacil’s side and it means they are guaranteed a European place.

Villarreal though are just three points behind after they also enjoyed an emphatic victory on Thursday.

El Submarino Amarillo demolished Rayo Vallecano 5-1 at Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas, equalling their biggest-ever top-flight away win.

Alfonso Pedraza scored twice with Juan Foyth, Paco Alcácer and Pau Torres also on target with Villarreal 4-1 up by half time.

So, Unai Emery’s men have won three of their last five and 12 of their last 21 in La Liga.

This leaves Villarreal seventh, in the Europa Conference League place, but knowing they’ll leapfrog Real Sociedad with a victory.

Who will win this crucial clash at Estadio de la Cerámica?

Villarreal team news

Villarreal vs Real Sociedad betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

BERGAMO, ITALY – DECEMBER 09: Arnaut Danjuma of Villarreal celebrates his second goal with his team-mate Alberto Moreno (R) during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Atalanta and Villarreal CF at Gewiss Stadium on December 09, 2021 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Villarreal’s five-goal haul at Rayo was made even more impressive by the fact that they are without top-scorer Arnaut Danjuma and main striker Gerard Moreno due to injury.

So, Paco Alcácer, who scored on Thursday, will lead the attack alongside Samuel Chukwueze with Yeremy and Boulaye Dia other good options.

Alfonso Pedraza’s two goals in midweek could see him keep his place at left-back, over Pervis Estupiñán.

Real Sociedad team news

Villarreal vs Real Sociedad betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN – OCTOBER 31: Robin Le Normand of Real Sociedad duels for the ball with Iñaki Williams of Athletic Club during the La Liga Santander match between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club at Reale Arena on October 31, 2021 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

La Real, usually anyway, also struggle for goals with star man Mikel Oyarzabal out-long term, as are Ander Barrenetxea and Carlos Fernández.

Alexander Isak will return up front after missing the Cádiz win due to suspension.

Villarreal CF vs Real Sociedad San Sebastian form
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FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF - 0:2
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Villarreal CF vs Real Sociedad San Sebastian - 1:2
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Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal CF - 1:5
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Villarreal CF vs Sevilla FC - 1:1
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Villarreal CF vs Liverpool FC - 2:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Real Sociedad San Sebastian vs Atletico Madrid - 1:2
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Villarreal CF vs Real Sociedad San Sebastian - 1:2
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Real Sociedad San Sebastian vs Cadiz CF - 3:0
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Levante UD vs Real Sociedad San Sebastian - 2:1
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Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad San Sebastian - 1:1
Last 5 games for Villarreal CF
May 22, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 FC Barcelona 0  - 2 Villarreal CF
May 15, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Villarreal CF 1  - 2 Real Sociedad San Sebastian
May 12, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Rayo Vallecano 1  - 5 Villarreal CF
May 8, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Villarreal CF 1  - 1 Sevilla FC
May 3, 2022 UEFA Champions League 21/22 Villarreal CF 2  - 3 Liverpool FC
Last 5 games for Real Sociedad San Sebastian
May 22, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Real Sociedad San Sebastian 1  - 2 Atletico Madrid
May 15, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Villarreal CF 1  - 2 Real Sociedad San Sebastian
May 12, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Real Sociedad San Sebastian 3  - 0 Cadiz CF
May 6, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Levante UD 2  - 1 Real Sociedad San Sebastian
May 1, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Rayo Vallecano 1  - 1 Real Sociedad San Sebastian
Villarreal CF vs Real Sociedad San Sebastian LaLiga 21/22 form
Villarreal CF Real Sociedad San Sebastian
38 Matches played 38
16 Matches won 17
393 Goal attempts 369
170 Shots on goal 156
141 Shots off goal 142
200 Corner kicks 186
55% Average ball possession 54%
82 Shots blocked 71
81 Cards given 80
589 Free kicks 564
87 Offsides 72
4 Shots on post 5
4 Shots on bar 2
53 Goals by foot 32
9 Goals by head 8
63 Goals scored 40
37 Goals conceded 37
Villarreal CF vs Real Sociedad San Sebastian statistics for most recent head to head matches
Villarreal CF Real Sociedad San Sebastian
46 Matches 46
23 Home Matches 23
23 Away Matches 23
65 Total Goals 46
1.41 Average Goals Scored 1
19 Wins 11
11 Losses 19
16 Draws 16
Last 5 games & match results between Villarreal CF and Real Sociedad San Sebastian
May 15, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Villarreal CF 1  - 2 Real Sociedad San Sebastian
December 18, 2021 LaLiga 21/22 Real Sociedad San Sebastian 1  - 3 Villarreal CF
January 30, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Villarreal CF 1  - 1 Real Sociedad San Sebastian
November 29, 2020 LaLiga 20/21 Real Sociedad San Sebastian 1  - 1 Villarreal CF
September 2, 2020 Club Friendly Games 2020 Villarreal CF 2  - 0 Real Sociedad San Sebastian

La Liga table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 CA Osasuna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Villarreal CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Rayo Vallecano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Athletic Bilbao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Real Sociedad San Sebastian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Valencia CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FC Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 RC Celta de Vigo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Espanyol Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 RCD Mallorca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Real Valladolid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Real Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Real Betis Seville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Sevilla FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Atletico Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Getafe CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Cadiz CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 UD Almeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Elche CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Girona FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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What time is kick off between Villarreal CF vs Real Sociedad San Sebastian?

16:30, Sunday 15 May 2022