Real Sociedad vs Villarreal Prediction & Match Preview

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal Spanish LaLiga Prediction by LeagueLane

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 18 December 2021
Kick-off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Reale Arena.

Real Sociedad generally play much tighter and more defensive-minded football at home this season. They have a goal difference of 5-3 in 8 home outings this term. On the other side, we have Villarreal who have only bagged four goals in eight away fixtures so far in the season. The Under 2.5 goals FT has to be the way to go here.

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal Head-to-head

  • Real Sociedad won only 4 of the last 22 home fixtures against Villarreal.
  • None of the last three H2H games offered three or more goals.
  • The teams shared spoils in back-to-back 1-1 draws in their previous two meetings.

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal Predictions & Analysis

We considered Real Sociedad title contenders a month ago and now they are miles away from leaders Real Madrid after a run of three successive defeats in La Liga.

The Basques will be desperate to arrest the slump in form as soon as possible but they will face a tough task to do it on Saturday when Villarreal come to visit Reale Arena.

Imanol Alguacil are having big problems with the lack of attacking creativity these days. They have failed to find the back of the net in four subsequent league games.

The latest saw them suffer a horrendous 4-0 defeat away at Real Betis last Sunday. Sociedad fell to the 5th position in the league table as a consequence.

Villarreal have been struggling for momentum ever since the beginning of the season. Nevertheless, they will come into this match in higher spirits following a 2-0 victory over top-half rivals Rayo Vallecano in the previous round.

It was the maiden win in the last four league games of El Submarino Amarillo who still hold a disappointing 13th position in the league ladder.

Villarreal are yet to pick up their inaugural win on the road this season. They took only five points from eight league fixtures away from home.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Real Sociedad scored five and conceded three goals in eight home games this season.
  • Villarreal scored four and shipped eight goals in eight away fixtures this term.
  • None of the last three H2H matches offered three or more goals.
  • Real Sociedad won only 4 of the last 22 home fixtures against Villarreal.

Tips for Real Sociedad vs Villarreal

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
  • Villarreal to Win or Draw @ 1.66 (4/6).