Match Preview: Villarreal 1-2 Real Sociedad Prediction and Betting Tips 13.07.2020

Villarreal – Real Sociedad Predictions

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Villarreal 1-2 Real Sociedad

Date: 13.07.2020 | Match at: 18:30 | League: SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 36 | Tip: Under 3.5 Goals | Odds: 1.41 | Bookie: Unibet


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  • Villarreal have flourished since the restart, avoiding defeat in all but one game (W6, D1, L1). Five of the six victories came without reply, whilst each of the last three came with a 2+ goal margin, as have 47.06% of their league victories (and 62.5% of home victories).
  • Although Villarreal have scored the opener in 12 of 17 home league games (70.59%), the ‘Yellow Submarine’ have shipped an equalising goal on 12 of 20 occasions on which they’ve gone ahead. Moreover, over two-thirds of their shipped goals have come in the second half (69.57%).
  • Real Soceidad have deteriorated post-restart (W1, D2, L5), with six of those eight games seeing both teams score, and Sociedad scoring the opening goal in just one of those eight games. In addition, Sociedad are yet to win away since the restart (D1, L2), failing to keep a clean sheet in each of their last eight away league games (W2, D1, L5).
  • Goals and cards galore? 29.41% of Sociedad’s away league games saw both teams score before half-time, whilst almost half saw both teams score and over 2.5 match goals (47.06%). Additionally, Sociedad have averaged 2.24 yellow cards per away league game.
  • Players to watch: Santi Cazorla has scored nine of the ten penalties he has taken for Villarreal, including all seven in 2019/20 – including a brace of spot-kicks last time out.
  • Mikel Oryarzabal (ten goals) is only the third Sociedad player to register 10+ assists in an LL season and the first since 2013/14.
  • Stat attack: Villarreal averaged a league-low 3.94 corners per home league game (SOC: 3.24 away).
  • Villarreal have have averaged 2.18 yellow cards per home league game.
  • Sociedad coach Imanol Alguacil lost to nil in both of his prior meetings with Javier Calleja’s Villarreal.
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