Our match prediction:
The Yellow Submarine has seemingly put the poor start to the new 2016-17 season behind them as Fran Escriba’s men showed quite an improvement to record back-to-back victories, which would have been a huge morale boost for Villarreal. Having missed their chance to take part in this year’s edition of the UEFA Champions League following the elimination at the hands of Monaco, Villarreal had to settle for a place in Europa League. The Yellow Submarine kicked off the European campaign with a 2-1 triumph over Zurich, coming from behind Zurich’s early lead thanks to first-half goals from Pato and dos Santos. Real Sociedad, on their own part, have endured mixed fortunes at the beginning of the new season, managing one win sandwiched in between a 3-0 defeat at Real Madrid and 1-1 draw against Espanyol. It is important to mention that four of the last five meetings between two sides ended in a draw and we are prone to predict a similar outcome this time.
Highligted Player (Musacchio):
Mateo Musacchio is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish team Villarreal as a defender. The 182-cm-tall footballer plays as a centre back and he was born in Rosario. However, his grandparents are Albanian. Musac hio began his senior career at River Plate, playing for the Argentine giants between 2006 and 2009, but he made no more than 10 appearances for los Millionarios. On August 2009 he joined Spanish club Villarreal and he has been playing for the Yellow Submarine ever since. Musacchio scored three goals in 22 appearances for Villarreal II in the 2009/2010 campaign, but he made seven appearances for the first team during the season as well. Nonetheless, he played no more than 13 games for the Yellows in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. Mateo Musacchio has 3 caps for the Argentina national team. Speaking of his honours, the Argentine defender did well to clinch the 2008 Clausura with River Plate.
Highlighted Team (Real Sociedad):
Real Sociedad is as Bask footballclub from San Sebastian. The club is playing in the Primera Division since 2010 after the club got relegated to the Segunda Division. Currently the club hosts it’s home games in the Anoeta Stadium which holds a capacity of 32 2000 seats.Real Sociedad was founded on 17th of September 1909 as Sociedad de Futbol and was originaly founded by English immigrants. Real Sociedad was one of the founders of the highest Spanish football division. Starting from 1939 Sociedad de Futbol changed it’s name to Real Socidedad. Real Sociedad had the most success in the eighties where the club managed to win the title twice.Famous players that played for Real Sociedad are: Arteta, Beguiristain, Xabi Alonso and Griezmann.