La Liga game prediction and news & stats for the Villarreal vs Real Sociedad meet

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Competition: Spain La Liga
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio de la Cerámica (23500 seats)

Hey! Here's all you need and want to know about the La Liga fixture Villarreal - Real Sociedad!

Insights:
  • Villarreal have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Real Sociedad have the most clean sheets (20) in La Liga

Real Sociedad are still fighting for the big positions at the top of the table.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Villarreal form and stats

Villarreal are steadily winning La Liga games and points here at Estadio de la Cerámica. 10 wins, 6 draws and 2 defeats is the summary from 18 games. In general it's been a long time since Villarreal tasted defeat here at Estadio de la Cerámica, as they have taken at least one point from their last eleven home games in the league.

Villarreal enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Rayo Vallecano's place. The match ended 5-1 with Foyth, Alcácer, Pedraza (2) and Torres scoring. As indicated by the result mentioned above, Villarreal played a great game against Rayo Vallecano and beat them comfortably. Expectations are high for this one. Defender Pedraza got the top score of the team in the match with a rating of 9.13/10. Pedraza scored two goals, served one assist, hit two key passes and won 6 of 11 duels.

The spoils were shared after 90 minutes before that, a home game that ended 1-1 versus Sevilla.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Villarreal have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 8 matches with the results: Won 2, drawn 5 and lost 1.

Goals decide football matches and Villarreal are scoring many of them at home; 39 on target from 18 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 4 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Villarreal have only conceded 16 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Real Sociedad form and stats

The visitors are W6-D6-L6 on the road this term. That's in the La Liga.

Real Sociedad won their last game, 3-0 versus Cádiz played at home. Silva got a match rating of 8.4 in that game, top player of the team. Silva served one assist, hit five key passes, dribled past the opponent 2 of 3 times and had 40 successful passes (of 45 total).

Prior to that match, the Sociedad manager Barrenetxea faced defeat when travelling to Levante and losing 1-2.

The visiting Real Sociedad have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 22 goals from 18 games. In the opposite end, Sociedad have conceded 27 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

Real Sociedad - Villarreal 1-3 was the scoreline in these contenders' latest head to head game, played this season. Head to head statistics (for the prior ten meetings): Villarreal won five games, two matches ended with a draw and Real Sociedad have three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: six / four

Top Goalscorers

VillarrealA. Groeneveld
A. Groeneveld
10 goals
VillarrealG. Moreno Balaguero
G. Moreno Balaguero
9 goals
Real SociedadM. Oyarzabal Ugarte
M. Oyarzabal Ugarte
9 goals

Villarreal missing players

Real Sociedad missing players

Villarreal Real Sociedad
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
36 18 5 Played P 6 18 36
15 10 1 Won W 2 6 16
11 6 3 Drew D 2 6 11
10 2 1 Lost L 2 6 9
60 39 6 Scored S 5 22 37
35 16 6 Conceded C 6 27 34
86% 89% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 83% 89% 83%
69% 78% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 83% 56%
44% 50% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 17% 44% 28%
31% 39% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 17% 33% 19%
19% 28% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 17% 8%
47% 50% 60% BTTS BTTS 17% 50% 31%
36% 50% 40% Clean Sheets C S 50% 33% 56%
31% 11% 20% Failed to Score F T 50% 28% 31%
 
5.4 5.9 4.4 Corners for (avg) C F 5.8 5.2 5
5.1 3.8 3.6 Corners against (avg) C A 6.2 5.1 4.7
2.1 1.7 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.9 2
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 4
 
12.8 13.9 12.8 Shots (avg) S ( 9.7 11.7 11.7
4.6 5.7 3.6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 4.4 4.3
36% 38% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 23% 28% 24%
 
11.4 9.5 10.8 Shots against (avg) S A 12.3 12.9 11.4
3.7 3.3 4.2 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3.5 3.9 3.5
Key stats in La Liga this season:
  • Real Sociedad have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Real Sociedad have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (10) in La Liga
  • Real Sociedad have the fewest matches over the total-line (5) in La Liga
  • Real Sociedad have the most clean sheets (20) in La Liga
  • Villarreal have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Villarreal have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Real Madrid 36 26 6 4 79 30 18 13 4 1 44 13 18 13 2 3 35 17 49 84
2 Barcelona 36 21 9 6 68 36 18 12 2 4 37 17 18 9 7 2 31 19 32 72
3 Atletico Madrid 36 20 7 9 62 41 18 12 4 2 32 15 18 8 3 7 30 26 21 67
4 Sevilla 36 17 15 4 51 29 18 11 6 1 35 17 18 6 9 3 16 12 22 66
5 Real Betis 36 18 7 11 60 40 18 9 2 7 32 22 18 9 5 4 28 18 20 61
6 Real Sociedad 36 16 11 9 37 34 18 10 5 3 15 7 18 6 6 6 22 27 3 59
7 Villarreal 36 15 11 10 60 35 18 10 6 2 39 16 18 5 5 8 21 19 25 56
8 Athletic Club 36 13 13 10 41 35 18 9 4 5 27 18 18 4 9 5 14 17 6 52
9 Osasuna 36 12 11 13 37 47 18 5 7 6 17 24 18 7 4 7 20 23 -10 47
10 Valencia 36 10 14 12 45 52 18 5 8 5 24 24 18 5 6 7 21 28 -7 44
11 Celta de Vigo 36 11 10 15 42 41 18 6 4 8 25 23 18 5 6 7 17 18 1 43
12 Rayo Vallecano 36 11 9 16 36 44 18 8 5 5 24 18 18 3 4 11 12 26 -8 42
13 Espanyol 36 10 10 16 39 52 18 9 5 4 24 18 18 1 5 12 15 34 -13 40
14 Elche 36 10 9 17 37 50 18 6 6 6 21 20 18 4 3 11 16 30 -13 39
15 Getafe 36 8 14 14 32 38 18 7 6 5 21 15 18 1 8 9 11 23 -6 38
16 Granada 36 8 13 15 44 59 18 5 6 7 22 29 18 3 7 8 22 30 -15 37
17 Cádiz 36 7 14 15 33 50 18 3 8 7 18 23 18 4 6 8 15 27 -17 35
18 Mallorca 36 8 9 19 32 62 18 6 6 6 18 24 18 2 3 13 14 38 -30 33
19 Deportivo Alavés 36 8 7 21 30 61 18 7 4 7 17 20 18 1 3 14 13 41 -31 31
20 Levante 36 6 11 19 44 73 18 4 7 7 25 29 18 2 4 12 19 44 -29 29

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La Liga is the top professional level of the Spanish football league system. Is is often referred to as the Primera División and is considered one of the absolute top leagues of Europe and the world. 20 teams play 380 fixtures from August to May to create a final league table.