Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio de la Ceramica when Villarreal and Real Sociedad face each other in a highly-anticipated La Liga game. The Yellow Submarine aim to build on a 3-0 win over Osasuna, but Sunday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Gerard Moreno, who limped off with injury in the last league match, is a major doubt, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
La Real, on the other hand, faced no difficulties in a 2-0 win over Elche, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Villarreal. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and we predict that they are going to share the spoils on Matchday 27. Both Umar Sadiq and Martin Merquelanz are sidelined with injuries, while Mikel Merino and Carlos Fernandez are back from suspensions.
Highlighted Player (Aissa Mandi):
Aissa Mandi is a product of Reims’ youth school. After playing eight matches for Reims II in the 2009/2010 season, he started playing for the first team in 2010. Mandi made his Reims debut against Le Havre on 20 August, 2010 and he remained at Stade Auguste Delaune until 30 June, 2016, when he decided to join Spanish side Real Betis.
The Algeria international, who was born in Chalons-en-Champagne, France, signed a five-year contract with los Beticos which expires on 30 June, 2021. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing as a full back as well. The right-footed defender made his Algeria debut on 5 March, 2014 and he helped the Algerian national team keep a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Slovenia.
Mandi impressed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but he scored his first goal for Algeria in a 3-3 draw with Ethiopia in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. He represented Algeria at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as well.
Highlighted Team (Real Sociedad):
Real Sociedad is as Bask football club from San Sebastian. The club is playing in the La Liga since 2010 after the club got relegated to the Segunda Division. Currently the club hosts its 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 originally founded by English immigrants. Real Sociedad was one of the founders of the highest Spanish football division.
Starting from 1939 Sociedad de Futbol changed its 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.