Real Sociedad - Villarreal
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Flying high in La Liga, silky Real Sociedad is exciting Spanish soccer fans with an attractive playing style and a healthy points tally. The team is also proving there are other avenues to success than just money. Mid-table Villarreal is learning that the hard way.
Currently Villarreal has a better 1vs1 performance index with 88. Real Sociedad has 35 goals and Villarreal has a total of 32 goals. Our opinion is that currently Villarreal would win the match.
Evaluating the strength of a teams midfield is not easy. At 1vs1 we look at a value called Pass Progression Value (PPV). We measure the ability of players to play the pass into dangerous zones and to create chances. Real Sociedad has a PPV value of 0.25 and Villarreal has a value of 0.2. Within the team of Real Sociedad David Silva has a total value of 0.54 and in the team of Villarreal the best player is Dani Parejo.
Jose Luis Morales made an impact for Villarreal in the second half, forcing Alex Remiro into a save, but Real Sociedad remained on top and Alexander Sorloth should have made the game safe, but Rulli denied him.
Villarreal earned a win on March 19 against CA Osasuna by a final score of 3-0. Villarreal took seven more shots in the match, 14 to seven. Villarreal got two of its goals from Jose Luis Morales Nogales in that match versus Osasuna.
The home side are currently seventh in Spain's top flight, boasting 13 points from their opening seven matches, while Villarreal are eighth, one point behind their opponents ahead of this weekend's contest.
Villarreal are certainly one the favourites to win the European competition this term, but they have struggled to find consistency in La Liga thus far this season despite only losing one of their seven games and conceding just twice, which is the second-best defensive record behind Barcelona.
Both sides are now in midweek European action, with Villarreal heading off to face Austria Wien, in the Europa Conference League, and Real Sociedad playing host to Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League.
"Villarreal CF has opened the doors and I have always felt at home, I played three seasons here and in recent times I have followed the team as an amateur. I have much affection and, therefore, I am very glad to be in this club. I want to start my new career coaching from below, like I did as a player, The president Fernando Roig has made history at this club and certainly have the ability to return to the elite as soon as possible. We must also rely on the new coach, Julio Velasquez, if the club has chosen it is because they will have the conviction that the team will return to First Division."
Villarreal set up in a 1-3-2-3-2 in possession. They attempt to overload the midfield by deploying a pivot and two interiors in addition to filling the central space. The intention is to create numerical superiority at different vertical levels in order to facilitate progression. The layers that this structure provides gives Villarreal the optimal opportunity to do just that.
Villarreal often enter the final third by means of their fullbacks due to the heavy occupation of central spaces that forces the opposition to pinch inside to avoid quantitative inferiority. Pervis Estupiñán can create plenty of danger after arriving into these advanced wide areas. Not only does he have the capacity to beat a player 1v1 at speed, but also a mental tranquility to pick out a player inside the box.
Since Emery took over Villarreal, in-to-out of possession transition has been their weakest phase of play. They concede control of the match due to a deficient pressure after losing the ball. Because of the in-possession set up of Villarreal in the 2nd phase, if the ball is lost in the centre of the p