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La Liga | Gameweek 26
Feb 23, 2024 at 8pm UK
Reale Arena
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Real Sociedad
1 - 3
Villarreal

Merino (86')
Le Normand (51'), Silva (62'), Zakharyan (69')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Comesana (17', 47'), Sorloth (90+5')
Jorgensen (60'), Mosquera (62'), Albiol (63'), Cuenca (88')

The Match

Preview

Sports Mole previews Friday's La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Villarreal, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Form, Standings, Stats

Last Game: Villarreal 1-1 Getafe
Friday, February 16 at 8pm in La Liga

We said: Real Sociedad 2-1 Villarreal

Real Sociedad recorded a 3-0 win over Villarreal in the reverse match earlier this season; we are not expecting it to be so one-sided in this game, especially considering the home side's injury problems. However, Real Sociedad should still have enough quality to navigate their way to an important three points. Read more.

Data Analysis

Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats up until an hour before kickoff, suggested the most likely outcome of this match was a Real Sociedad win with a probability of 51.18%. A win for Villarreal had a probability of 24.49% and a draw had a probability of 24.3%.

The most likely scoreline for a Real Sociedad win was 1-0 with a probability of 10.76%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome were 2-1 (9.62%) and 2-0 (8.96%). The likeliest Villarreal win was 0-1 (6.94%), while for a drawn scoreline it was 1-1 (11.55%). The actual scoreline of 1-3 was predicted with a 2.2% likelihood.

Result
Real SociedadDrawVillarreal
51.18% (-0.10299999999999 -0.1) 24.34% (0.063000000000002 0.06) 24.49% (0.042999999999999 0.04)
Both teams to score 53.39% (-0.155 -0.16)
Goals
Over 2.5Under 2.5
51.6% (-0.222 -0.22)48.4% (0.226 0.23)
Over 3.5Under 3.5
29.46% (-0.205 -0.21)70.54% (0.209 0.21)
Real Sociedad Goals
Over 0.5Under 0.5
81.09% (-0.126 -0.13)18.91% (0.128 0.13)
Over 1.5Under 1.5
49.59% (-0.213 -0.21)50.41% (0.215 0.21)
Villarreal Goals
Over 0.5Under 0.5
65.84% (-0.085999999999999 -0.09)34.16% (0.088999999999999 0.09)
Over 1.5Under 1.5
29.14% (-0.093 -0.09)70.86% (0.096999999999994 0.1)
Score Analysis
    Real Sociedad 51.18%
    Villarreal 24.49%
    Draw 24.33%
Real SociedadDrawVillarreal
1-0 @ 10.76% (0.06 0.06)
2-1 @ 9.62% (-0.011000000000001 -0.01)
2-0 @ 8.96% (0.011000000000001 0.01)
3-1 @ 5.34% (-0.028 -0.03)
3-0 @ 4.97% (-0.014 -0.01)
3-2 @ 2.87% (-0.022 -0.02)
4-1 @ 2.22% (-0.021 -0.02)
4-0 @ 2.07% (-0.014 -0.01)
4-2 @ 1.19% (-0.014 -0.01)
Other @ 3.16%
Total : 51.18%
1-1 @ 11.55% (0.030000000000001 0.03)
0-0 @ 6.46% (0.06 0.06)
2-2 @ 5.17% (-0.018 -0.02)
3-3 @ 1.03% (-0.01 -0.01)
Other @ 0.12%
Total : 24.33%
0-1 @ 6.94% (0.048 0.05)
1-2 @ 6.21% (0.0040000000000004 0)
0-2 @ 3.73% (0.017 0.02)
1-3 @ 2.22% (-0.004 -0)
2-3 @ 1.85% (-0.011 -0.01)
0-3 @ 1.33% (0.0030000000000001 0)
Other @ 2.21%
Total : 24.49%

How you voted: Real Sociedad vs Villarreal

Real Sociedad
62.8%
Draw
24.8%
Villarreal
12.4%
129
Head to Head
Dec 9, 2023 5.30pm
Gameweek 16
Villarreal
0-3
Real Sociedad

Capoue (22'), Pedraza (49')
Merino (38'), Zubimendi (41'), Kubo (45+4')
Zubimendi (60')
Apr 2, 2023 5.30pm
Gameweek 27
Villarreal
2-0
Real Sociedad
Parejo (77' pen.), Jackson (81')
Oct 9, 2022 5.30pm
May 15, 2022 6.30pm
Gameweek 37
Villarreal
1-2
Real Sociedad
Coquelin (43')
Foyth (68'), Albiol (77'), Lo Celso (90+6'), Jackson (90+11')
Isak (56'), Zubimendi (73')
Zaldua (2'), Isak (82')
Dec 18, 2021 3.15pm
Gameweek 18
Real Sociedad
1-3
Villarreal
Isak (32')
Merino (43'), Zaldua (88')
Oyarzabal (49')
Moreno (38', 68'), Chukwueze (90+6')
Estupinan (26'), Torres (44'), Parejo (81')
rhs 2.0
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Tables header RHS
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid31246167204778
2Barcelona31217362342870
3GironaGirona32215667402768
4Atletico MadridAtletico31194859362361
5Athletic Bilbao321610652302258
6Real Sociedad311311745331250
7Real BetisBetis32121284038248
8Valencia32138113534147
9Villarreal31109124954-539
10Getafe31912103743-639
11Osasuna32116153746-939
12Las PalmasLas Palmas32107153039-937
13Sevilla31810133944-534
14Rayo Vallecano32713122739-1234
15AlavesAlaves3188152638-1232
16Celta Vigo32710153747-1031
17Mallorca31613122536-1131
18CadizCadiz32413152245-2325
19Granada3239203361-2818
20Almeria31111193062-3214


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