Villarreal vs. Real Sociedad 7/13/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Villarreal 17-6-12, Real Sociedad 15-6-14
7/13/20 1:30 pm
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Villarreal is welcoming Real Sociedad to Estadio de la Ceramica in round 36 in Spanish LaLiga.
Villarreal has been one of the best teams in LaLiga since the restart, and they have won 6 of their last 8 games, alongside 1 draw, and 1 loss. During this stretch, Villarreal has scored a goal in every one of those games, 13 in total, while they kept the clean sheet in 5 of those 8 games. Villarreal has conceded 7 goals in their last 8 games. With this fantastic run, Villarreal has climbed the standings to 5th place with 57 points, which is the Europa League post, but they are just 6 points away from the Champions League, which would be a huge success for Villarreal if they ended up there. In their latest LaLiga game against Getafe on the road, Villarreal has had 60% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 74% of the correct passes. Villarreal has scored 3 goals in the second half and has deservedly so won this match 1-3. Gerard Moreno has scored 16 goals and added 5 assists for Villarreal this season, while Cazorla added 10 goals and 8 assists. Mori, Guerra, and Bacca are all injured, while Barbosa is suspended because of the red card. Villarreal still has to play against Real Madrid this season, and they could easily decide the new champion if they beat Real Madrid, or if they lose for that matter. Villarreal is playing fantastic soccer, and I hope they can get to that Champions League spot.
Sociedad is playing in a terrible form since the restart and they have only 1 win from their last 8 games. Sociedad still has a chance to get to the Europa League spot, but not when playing soccer this bad. With 53 scored goals this season, Sociedad is solid in the attacking end, but their defense has been a disaster as of late and Sociedad has conceded 46 goals so far. Just in their last 8 games, Sociedad has conceded a goal in each of those games, 13 in total, while scoring in 6 of said 8 games, 7 goals in total. Real Sociedad is now in 8th place in the standings with 51 points, but a piece of the good news for Sociedad is that they will be playing in the Copa del Rey finals against Athletic Bilbao once the date is decided. Oyarzabal and Jose are Sociedad’s top goal scorers with 10 goals each, while Isak has 9 goals. Oyarzabal also added 11 assists. Guevara, Sangalli, Illarramendi, Januzaj, Bautista, and Zaldua are all injured and none of them will be in the roster for this match. In their latest LaLiga game against weak Granada, Sociedad has had 68% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and solid 85% of the correct passes. After losing 0-2 at the half-time, Sociedad tied the score in the second half, but in the 88th minute, Sociedad has conceded another goal and has lost this match 2-3. Sociedad’s defense is absolutely terrible right now, and with the schedule, they have until the end of the season, Sociedad will have a lot of trouble in winning some points.
I would say that Villarreal and Sociedad are teams of equal quality, but Villarreal is in a far better form, and I’m not stepping in front of that train.