Real Sociedad will look for the win when the Basques host Villarreal
Real Sociedad will look for the win when the Basques host Villarreal at the Anoeta on Sunday. This is a game from the 19th round of La Liga, so let’s discuss it in our La Liga predictions for today.
Real Sociedad will fight for a Top 4 finish and a qualification for the Champions League, that’s clear. At this moment La Real are 5th in the league standings with 31 points, but just one point behind the 4th Atletico Madrid. The Basques are doing really good in the league so far and they have realistic chance to reach their goal, there’s no doubt about that.
In the previous round Real Sociedad achieved their 9th win for the season. Imanol’s team visited Osasuna at the El Sadar and this game became a pure thriller which La Real managed to win with 4-3. Mikel Oyarzabal, Portu, Martin Odegaard and Alexander Isak scored for the visitors. It was a great thing for the Basques to score four goals away from home, but most likely Imanol is going to be concerned with the fact that his team conceded three times as well.
Villarreal are exactly in the middle of the standings right now, having 25 points won. The Yellow Submarine is in a good shape, though, winning their last two games in the league.
Before the New Year break Villarreal achieved their 7th win for the campaign. Javi Calleja’s team hosted Getafe and secured a 1-0 win. It was Moi Gomez who scored the winning goal after 52 minutes of playing. In this match Calleja left the veteran Santi Cazorla on the bench, putting him on the pitch in the second half. It’d be curious to see if he will pick Cazorla among the starters on Sunday.
That’s our La Liga predictions for the match between Real Sociedad and Villarreal at the Anoeta on Sunday. La Real might be favourites here, but beating Villarreal won’t be a walk in the park. They must give their all here, because the visitors could be a tough opponent.