Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Real Sociedad and Villarreal go head to head at Reale Arena in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Sunday’s program. La Real aim to build on back-to-back wins over Espanyol (2-1) and Girona (5-3), and we are positive that they will adopt yet another attack-minded approach against Villarreal. Alexander Isak is no longer part of the team, and, in his absence, fellow Scandinavian attacker Alexander Sorloth will be the man to watch in the home side.
All Zubeldia, Ali Cho, Martin, Sadiq, Le Normand, and Merquelanz have been struggling with injuries of late. The Yellow Submarine, on the other hand, failed to turn their dominance into victory in a goalless draw with Cadiz. Since the visitors are eager to put an end to their three-game winless run in Primera Division, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. All Alberto Moreno, Gerard Moreno, Reina, Foyth, and Trigueros should miss out with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Mikel Oyarzabal):
Intelligence is not an attribute you will find in Mikel Oyarzabal’s stats with Real Sociedad but this tricky winger is a highly knowledgeable winger who will use both brain and feet while playing. For a player born in Eibar, who made his first steps in his hometown club, it was always going to be a choice between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad for Oyarzabal.
La Real saw their chance and grabbed this gem of a player at a young age, helping him develop into a proper professional throughout their youth ranks. Mikel Oyarzabal has spent the entirety of his senior career with the Basque behemoths where he’d use his ability to fill in a number of positions up top much to his own benefit.
Oyarzabal’s positioning and movement are work of a tactical genius, whereas it is his nous to find details to exploit that best define him as a player. Having come through the youth categories of the Spanish national team, Oyarzabal also has a senior cap next to his name. It was in 2016 that he also represented the Basque region, scoring on his debut to cap a 3-1 win over Tunisia.
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.