Villarreal vs Real Sociedad Preview

 

Villarreal vs Real Sociedad

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Estadio de la Cerámica

Date: 27th January 2018

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

These sides were one of the most impressive mid-table teams last season but they have not really lived up to that standard this season due to inconsistencies.

Villarreal however are beginning to put some good results together.

They head into this game in 5th position after back-to-back wins including one at the Bernabeu.

They have lost Cedric Bakambu to the Chinese league but judging by their current form his absence has not affected them as bad as first thought.

They have won 4 of their last 5 league games and conceded only 2 goals in that run of games.

Villarreal have scored an average of 1.8 goals per game at home this season and have a 44% clean sheet ratio there also.

For La Real, they are the perfect definition of a team that is performing below what they should be doing.

Real head into this game without a win in 2018 and Eusebio is beginning to feel the pressure as his side slides further towards the relegation zone.

They have some of the best attacking talents in the league, yet they have taken only 2 points from their last 5 trips and even more worrying is that they scored a total of just 3 goals in those matches which suggests they might have started having problems scoring goals.

They also have the 4th worst defensive record this season with 1.8 goals conceded per game.

Head-to-head things have been even in the last 5 meetings – Real won two, Villarreal won 2 and the 5th game ended in a tie.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Villarreal

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Villarreal 2-1 Levante 20 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Real Madrid 0-1 Villarreal 13 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Villarreal 2-1 Leganes 10 Jan, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
D Villarreal 1-1 Deportivo La Coruña 7 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Leganes 1-0 Villarreal 4 Jan, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey

Real Sociedad

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Real Sociedad 1-2 Celta Vigo 21 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Real Sociedad 2-4 Barcelona 14 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Leganes 1-0 Real Sociedad 7 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Real Sociedad 3-1 Sevilla FC 20 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Sociedad 16 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Real Sociedad 3-0 Villarreal 25 Aug, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Real Sociedad 0-1 Villarreal 19 Feb, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Villarreal 1-1 Real Sociedad 11 Jan, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey
Real Sociedad 3-1 Villarreal 4 Jan, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey
Villarreal 2-1 Real Sociedad 18 Sep, 2016 Spanish Primera División

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