Villarreal 8-10-2, Real Sociedad 8-7-5
1/30/21 3 pm
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Villarreal is hosting Real Sociedad at Estadio de la Ceramica in a derby of round 21 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Villarreal is having a great season, and they are playing well on both ends. Villarreal hasn’t lost in their last 7 games, and they are in solid 5th place with 34 points, 28 scored goals, and 19 conceded goals. Villarreal has scored 14 goals in their last 7 games while conceding 4 goals. Villarreal has beaten Giron in their Copa del Rey game earlier this week, and they will be advancing to the next stage. In their latest LaLiga game, Villarreal was playing against Huesca on the road, and they were the better team with 57% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a decent 85% of the correct passes. Despite all of their chances and dominance in this game, Villarreal wasn’t able to score a goal, and this game ended in a 0-0 draw. Gerard Moreno has scored 10 goals for Villarreal so far this season, while Alcacer added 5 goals. Trigueros has added 4 assists. Alberton Moreno, Gerard Moreno, Iborra, Gaspar, and Chukwueze are all injured for Villarreal. In the Europa League, Villarreal will be playing against Red Bull Salzburg, which is a team they can beat, but it would be nice if some of their players would return before that.
After a fantastic start of the season, Sociedad is struggling massively at the moment, and they have won only 2 of their last 16 games. In their Copa del Rey game against Betis earlier this week, Sociedad was leading 0-1 until the 78th minute, and they have had an extra player since the 75th minute. Even with all of these advantages, Sociedad was able to mess up, and they have lost this game 3-1 after extra time. Real Sociedad is in 6th place in the LaLiga standings with 31 points, 31 scored goals, and 18 conceded goals. Oyarzabal has scored 8 goals for Sociedad so far, while Isak and Portu added 5 goals each. Oyarzabal has also added 4 assists. Moya, Sangalli, Silva, and Navarro are all injured for Real Sociedad at the moment. Real Sociedad was playing against Betis in their last LaLiga game as well, and they have had 53% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. Sociedad was leading in this game as well, but it was 2-0 this time, and they gambled that away. Real Sociedad has conceded 2 goals in the last 5 minutes of the game, and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. It’s amazing how everything turned around for Sociedad this season, and I just don’t see a way out for them anytime soon.
Villarreal is still undefeated at home this season, but both teams are missing some of their best players for this game, and both teams were playing in Copa del Rey earlier this week. I think we could see some goals here, but something is drawing towards a draw, and I will take it.