Villarreal vs Real Sociedad predictions and betting tips on April 2, 2023
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On April 2, Estadio de la Ceramica (Villarreal) will host the match of the 27th round of the La Liga, in which Villarreal will compete with Real Sociedad. The battle will start at 19:30 CET.
The team changed the coach during the season. That was not the will of the management or a forced decision, that was a sports failure – Unai Emery just could not avoid the temptation to return to Foggy Albion, responding to the invitation of Aston Villa in the autumn. He was quickly replaced by inviting Quique Setien. Still, it is unlikely that there is a kind of satisfaction with the work of this specialist. Speaking about the Conference League, everything ended for the Spanish team already at the 1/8 stage – there was a defeat made by Anderlecht. Moreover, having played the first match with a 1-1 draw in Belgium, it lost the battle at home arena – 0-1. At the same time, the results in the Primera were far from the best ones. However, the team added in the game in the spring – 10 out of 12 points were taken in the previous 4 rounds. The higher mentioned result allowed it to come back to the 6th place. “The Yellow Submarine” even retains a chance to rise to the quartet of the leaders. Thus, it is necessary to win in the following battle.
The club is already tired of repeating almost one and the same scenario. Imanol Alguacil, who is a former player of this team, was able to win the first trophy in decades, winning the Cope del Rey. At the same time, it is not possible to finish the season in the 4th place in the Primera – thus, there is no chance to break into the Champions League. A good start is typical for “the Txuri-urdin”, but the project was constantly “blown” away during the course of the temporada with unenviable stability. It seemed that 2022/2023 could be the time for a long-awaited breakthrough, especially since the regular participant of the quartet, Sevilla, has appeared in a protracted crisis. Still, there is a risk of another “déjà vu” – there was only 1 victory in 7 matches in the La Liga since the end of January. The team at least succeeded in the battle with Elche in the previous round – 2-0. Thus, the representative of San Sebastian, being ahead of Betis by 3 points, is just the 4th one in the standings.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Real Sociedad managed to win both matches, a home struggle and an away one, in the previous year.
Bookmakers are more loyal to Villarreal, which plays at home arena. Still, both teams need a win here – it is reasonable to bet on “total: over 2.0” (odd: 1.65).
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