Real Sociedad vs Villarreal prediction, odds & betting tips – 23/02/2024

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Spain Primera Liga - Reale Arena

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal prediction
Take Kubo in the reverse fixture – Photo by Icon Sport

Real Sociedad and Villarreal meet at the Reale Arena on Friday night. Our Real Sociedad vs Villarreal prediction considers whether the home team can claim a much needed win as they bid to stay in the race for a top four finish in La Liga.

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal prediction: Visitors to extend unbeaten streak?

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal Predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot Tip

Villarreal-Draw Double Chance

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Real Sociedad 1-1 Villarreal

⚽ Total Goals prediction

Under 2.5 Goals

Villarreal are having a poor season but have shown some minor improvements of late and are unbeaten in five heading into this game. Real Sociedad by comparison are going through a sticky patch with just two league victories since the reverse fixture against Villarreal in early December.

Pre-game odds and win probability: La Real the clear favourites

  • HOME: 3/4 (1.75) – 57.1%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • AWAY: 19/5 (4.80) – 20.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Real Sociedad vs Villarreal odds point towards a home win, although it’s worth noting that La Real haven’t won at home in any competition since November.

Last five H2Hs: A fixture that often favours the visitors

Spain Primera Liga 09/12/23

Villarreal

Villarreal

0
Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

3

Spain Primera Liga 02/04/23

Villarreal

Villarreal

2
Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

0

Spain Primera Liga 09/10/22

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

1
Villarreal

Villarreal

0

Spain Primera Liga 15/05/22

Villarreal

Villarreal

1
Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

2

Spain Primera Liga 18/12/21

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

1
Villarreal

Villarreal

3

The last five meetings have produced just one home win overall which suggests that home advantage doesn’t always count for a lot here. Villarreal have won on three of their last five trips to Donostia but they were beaten 1-0 here last term.

Team news and form guide

Real Sociedad: Mallorca win a turning point?

Real Sociedad claimed a much needed win at Mallorca last time out to end a five game winless streak in all competitions.

Predicted Lineup: Remiro (GK) Galan, Le Normand, Zubeldia, Traore, Merino, Zubimendi, Brais Mendez, Barrenetxea, Sadiq, Kubo

World Club Friendlies 29/05/24

W

Tokyo Verdy

Tokyo Verdy

0

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

2

Spain Primera Liga 25/05/24

L

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

2

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

0

Spain Primera Liga 19/05/24

W

Real Betis

Real Betis

0

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

2

Spain Primera Liga 16/05/24

W

Valencia

Valencia

0

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

1

Spain Primera Liga 13/05/24

L

Barcelona

Barcelona

2

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

0

Villarreal: On the right track at last?

Villarreal have tightened up defensively of late, but they have a doubt over the fitness of former Real Sociedad striker Alexander Sorloth heading into this one.

Predicted Lineup: Jorgensen (GK), Moreno, Cuenca, Albiol, Femenia, Baena, Coquelin, Comesaña, Akhomach, Morales, Gerard Moreno

Spain Primera Liga 25/05/24

D

Osasuna

Osasuna

1

Villarreal

Villarreal

1

Spain Primera Liga 19/05/24

D

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

4

Villarreal

Villarreal

4

Spain Primera Liga 14/05/24

W

Girona

Girona

0

Villarreal

Villarreal

1

Spain Primera Liga 11/05/24

W

Sevilla

Sevilla

2

Villarreal

Villarreal

3

Spain Primera Liga 05/05/24

L

Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

3

Villarreal

Villarreal

2

Our free expert picks: 1-1 Draw with the visitors to compete well

In addition to our betting picks for this game, you can also get odds of 3/1 (4.00) for visiting forward Gerard Moreno to score anytime, an implied probability of 25.0%

You can back Villarreal to score first at 2/1 (3.00), a probability of 33.3%.

Hot tip – Villarreal-Draw Double Chance

  • Our Real Sociedad vs Villarreal prediction suggests the visitors can avoid defeat for the sixth game in a row in La Liga.
  • Real Sociedad have won just two of their last nine league games.

Other tips

Real Sociedad 1-1 Villarreal

  • Three of Villarreal’s last five league games have ended 1-1.
  • Real Sociedad have drawn five of their last nine in La Liga.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • Our Real Sociedad vs Villarreal betting tips also point to a low scoring game with just six goals scored in La Real’s last six matches in all competitions.
  • There have been under 2.5 goals in 67% of Real Sociedad’s home league games this term.
Real Sociedad vs Villarreal prediction
Gerard Moreno celebrates – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Gerard Moreno

Gerard Moreno is usually the main attacking threat for Villarreal with 10 goals and two assists in 22 appearances in La Liga 2023/24. He has tended to partner Alexander Sorloth up top in a 4-4-2 system since Marcelinoa’s appointment.

A slow starter in both halves

Despite netting ten times, Gerard Moreno is yet to score in the opening 15 minutes of either half in La Liga 2023/24. His favourite goal segments have been 16-30” and 61-75” with three goals in each.


Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.