Real Sociedad vs. Villarreal predictions for Sunday’s Primera clash at Anoeta. Txuriurdin hope to connect a third consecutive win over the top 6 rivals, who’ve struggled for points over the past two months. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Real Sociedad vs. Villarreal Betting Tips
While they’ve seemed reinvigorated in December, Villarreal have once again returned to a poor run since the New Year as a loss to Real Sociedad in Copa del Rey started a downward spiral of form for Fran Escriba’s side. They now travel to Sociedad once again hoping to take revenge, but with their poor spell of form and just one win in their last ten outings, it’s difficult to expect they can take away anything from this fixture.
Real Sociedad, by contrast, have looked in great shape earning four wins in seven matches since and losing only to Barcelona in Copa del Rey (6-2 on aggregate) and at Real Madrid (3-0) in the league. They have based their campaign success on the fine home form (bagging seven wins, two draws, and suffering just one loss in their last ten Primera games there) and we’ll now back them to continue the streak at 17/20 with bet365
Txuriurdin come into the match on the back of a narrow 1-2 win on a difficult day at Espanyol and with confidence taken from it, we do feel they’ll be able to lock the points at home on Sunday. Villarreal, by contrast, have suffered a 0-4 home loss in their Europa League clash agaist Roma, which emphasized a failing back-line as Edin Dzeko got three past Sergio Asenjo and already known woes up front.
We thus don’t see them challenging in-form Sociedad and, although the home side have conceded a lot of goals recently, we’ve seen a No on Both teams to score (which comes at 4/5 with Ladbrokes
) attract a lot of attention already! However, we’ll now rather back Sociedad to keep their fifth home clean sheet at a good-looking 11/8 with the same bookie.
Real Sociedad vs. Villarreal Stats
The sides have met for five clashes over the past year, and we’ve seen three draws, Villarreal snatching a Primera win in September (2-1) and Sociedad getting the better of the rivals in Copa del Rey (3-1) in January. While both sides have found the net on all of the last four occasions, we do feel we’re in for a more one-sided matchup this time around
We’ll try backing that in the correct score market and go for a 2-0 home win, which is currently priced at 7/1 with William Hill
and surely looks a lively longshot.
Real Sociedad to keep a clean sheet at 11/8 with Ladbrokes