Villarreal are considered as serious favorite in this game, but they doesn’t seem like one. The same situation happened few months ago when Malaga came to the El Madrigal. As a result Villarreal recorded difficult close victory, although they did not deserve to win at all. It is easy to understand why Villarreal are favorite, they are 4th in the table with 19 points ahead of Real Sociedad.
However, Villarreal play in such manner that big-margin victories are quite rare. They won 12 of their 17 home games this season, and 5 of them by 2 or 3 goals. Moreover, 4 of them were over sides that were lower than 14th spot.
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Real Sociedad aren’t those teams. Although they somewhat lack motivation they keep fighting. They beat Barcelona and Sevilla after all. In fact, Sociedad earned 25 points in 2016, while Villarreal earned 27. The visitors conceded more than two goals only once out of their last 12 matches. One should not underestimate Eusebio Sacristán’s side now.
The hosts are not so solid and strong to avoid unnecessary loss of points on the long run. Especially while playing in several competitions. Real Sociedad have been playing in La Liga only for 4 months. They played 18 games in the give period, while Villarreal played 26 ones. The hosts have tough calendar, first they faced Real Madrid, now they play Sociedad. After that they will face Liverpool twice and Valencia. It seems Toral’s men will focus on the Europa League, but one cannot play on maximum all games. There will be rotation and they will try to save energy.
Prediction: Real Sociedad to win with +1 handicap.