Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Real Betis and Villarreal go head to head at Estadio Benito Villamarin in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Sunday’s program. Following three consecutive league wins, los Beticos suffered a 2-1 loss to Real Madrid, but they are surely capable of matching Villarreal on home soil. Keep in mind, though, that important forward Nabil Fekir limped off with injury in the last league match.
The Yellow Submarine, on the other hand, rolled over Elche 4-0 at the weekend to climb to third place in the standings. Real Betis, though, are tough to beat at home, which is the main reason why we are going to put our money on draw. Alberto Moreno and Juan Foyth should be the only absentees in the away side. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in four of their last five meetings in the Spanish top flight.
Highlighted Player (Willian José):
Well-travelled Brazilian international Willian Jose was born in Porto Calvo and made his first football steps at a local Clube de Regatas. It was at the age of 17 that he was snapped by Gremio Barueri where he made 26 league appearances and scored six goal in his first – and only – senior season at the club.
In 2011, Willian Jose moved to Deportivo Maldonado but his five-year stint with the Uruguay outfit was marked by no less than seven different loan spells, one of which was to La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid. Standing at 186cm tall, Willian Jose is a notable presence in the box. This powerful centre forward will use his physicality to hold up ball and bring his teammates into play.
The Brazilian international did well to make a name for himself in Spain by playing for Zaragoza and Las Palmas, respectively, before he sealed a permanent move to Real Sociedad in 2016. A member of both FIFA U-20 World Cup and South American Youth Championship winning sides with Brazil in 2011, Willian Jose has not been given a chance to prove his worth at the senior level with Selecao.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Villarreal managed to reach the Primera Division for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club could not manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Division. In the last couple of years Villarreal developed itself to a stable club in the Primera Division.
This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3rd on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.
The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.