Villarreal will be looking to repeat their performances from the previous La Liga campaign when they welcome Real Sociedad at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Saturday night. Villarreal finished the previous campaign on an amazing 5th position, which includes a spot in the Europa League group stage this year. Real Sociedad, on the other hand, ended up in the bottom half of the La Liga table last season, although they were just nine points behind the top seven. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Villarreal looked solid throughout their pre-season campaign, despite the fact that they have won just two of their eight friendlies. Their sole defeat in this term came at the hands of the Premier League side Wolves two weeks ago. Villarreal’s home form over the past seven months have seen them lose just five of their 15 competitive fixtures.
On the contrary, Real Sociedad looked good in the first part of their pre-season, but their form dropped down massively. Sociedad are currently on a five-game winless streak, losing four in the process. In addition, Real Sociedad aren’t regarded as good travellers. They were one of the top-five worst away teams in the league last term with just four wins under their belts.
Villarreal have the home advantage and this one and they should have no problems in picking up all three points. Our betting tips and predictions expect Villarreal to win at odds 1.95.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Villarreal to win at odds 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Villarreal are the in-form team at the moment and come into this tie on the back of a 3-2 win over Werder Bremen in their most recent friendly. Meanwhile, Real Sociedad have lost four of their last five friendlies. In addition, Real Sociedad have won just once in their last four meetings with Villarreal across all competitions. Our preview would back Celta Vigo to win at odds 1.90.
Villarreal to win at odds 1.95
Villarreal vs Real Sociedad Draw at odds 3.40
Real Sociedad to win at odds 3.90
Correct Score odds
Real Sociedad looked short in front of goal of late, having scored just two goals in their last four friendlies. They face a Villarreal team that have found the back of the net at least once in seven of their eight games in pre-season. Our correct score anticipate Villarreal to win 2-0 at odds 9.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Villarreal to win 2-0 at odds 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Five of Villarreal’s last eight friendly matches have ended with under 2.5 goals. Meanwhile, Real Sociedad managed to score just two goals in their most recent four games. Furthermore, three of Villarreal’s five home meetings with Real Sociedad have seen few than three goals. Our total goals prediction fancies under 2.5 goals at odds 1.80.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Under 2.5 goals at odds 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
The bad news for Villarreal is that their last season’s top scorer Carlos Bacca has returned to AC Milan following his loan spell. However, they brought in Gerard Moreno from Espanyol for £18m and Karl Toko Ekambi from Angers from Angers, which means that they have enough firepower into their squad. Our first goalscorer prediction is Gerard Moreno at odds 4.33.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Gerard Moreno at odds 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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