On Sunday evening, May 15, Real Sociedad will take on Villarreal in round 37 of the Spanish Primera Division. Both clubs are fighting for a place in the Europa League, so we can expect a real showdown. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet login.
Unai Emery’s side sit seventh in the league table with 56 points from 36 games played. Now, the Russian Liga side are 3 points behind Real Sociedad in the Europa League zone, so they have plenty of motivation. “Villarreal have scored 60 goals and conceded 35. The home side have been making some serious noise in the Champions League this season, reaching the semi-finals there. They managed to demolish Juventus and Bayern, with Liverpool closing in the return leg 2-3.
However, in the league, Emery’s side are not doing too well. Last weekend, the team signed a 1-1 draw with Sevilla, before that they lost 2-1 to Alaves. On the other hand, last Wednesday they managed to defeat Rayo Vallecano 1-5 (1,5). The top scorer of the team is Dutch forward Arno Danjuma (10 goals). Lateral Alvaro Moreno, forward Gerard Moreno and midfielder Jeremy Pino are all out of the Sickbay.
Imanol Alguacil’s side sit in sixth place in the national championship with 59 points from 36 games. “Villarreal are just 3 points behind, so it is absolutely impossible to lose on Sunday. They have scored 37 goals and conceded 34 as well. The visitors were already top of the table in the autumn, but then they slowed down. In the last five rounds, the team have only won once. On the last matchday, they managed to demolish Cadiz 3-0 (2-0, spurs).
The team’s top scorer is Spanish winger Mikel Oyarzabal (9 goals), but he picked up an injury a few weeks ago. Aside from him, the injured defender Nacho Monreal and midfielder Ander Barrenechea are also out injured.
The teams have already met each other in the first round of the current national championship, and then the “yellow sub” took the away win 1:3. In 5 of the last 6 head-to-head games, the teams have exchanged goals.
Villarreal vs Real Sociedad
The upcoming game, as the experts say, will be “for 6 points”: in case the San Sebastians manage to win, the team guarantees themselves a trip to the Europa League next season. Emery’s boys (a real connoisseur of the second European Cup) will try to prevent that. The home side can now fully concentrate on their domestic championship and rectify their position in the table. It’ll be a head-to-head game with plenty of chances, so it’s a two-goal game.