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Villarreal CF vs. Real Sociedad 11/29/2020 La Liga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Villarreal CF takes on Real Sociedad on 11/29/2020 at 3:00PM

Real Sociedad clashes with Villarreal CF in a regular season match. Villarreal CF with a record of 5-4-1 this season comes into this game with a 1-2-1 record on the road. Real Sociedad is 7-2-1 this season and is 3-1-1 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Villarreal CF and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their last match, Real Sociedad played to a draw. While it is not a loss, Real Sociedad is itching for an opportunity to take advantage of their home pitch and gain a victory over Villarreal CF.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Real Sociedad and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, they were victorious and look to build upon this result. Now on their home pitch, they look continue the positive momentum in familiar and friendly territory against Villarreal CF.

The Villarreal CF Roster

The Players to Watch for the Villarreal CF

Raúl Albiol DF

Raúl Albiol has 3 shots fired this season. Raúl Albiol was ranked #173 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Raúl Albiol had 1 shots on target this season. He was ranked #193 in shots on goal this season in the La Liga.

As a scorer, Raúl Albiol had 0 goals this season. Raúl Albiol was ranked #294 in goals this season in the LaLiga. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Villarreal CF teammates, Raúl Albiol had 0 assists this season. Raúl Albiol was ranked #282 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Raúl Albiol has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Raúl Albiol has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 6 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Mario Gaspar DF

As a shooter, Mario Gaspar had 7 shots fired this season. Mario Gaspar was ranked #40 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Mario Gaspar has 2 shots on target this season. He was ranked #110 in shots on goal this season in the La Liga.

As a scorer, Mario Gaspar had 0 goals this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Mario Gaspar was ranked #294 in goals this season. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Villarreal CF teammates, Mario Gaspar had 2 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Mario Gaspar was ranked #20 in assists this season.

Mario Gaspar has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Mario Gaspar has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Moi Gómez MF,FW

Moi Gómez has 5 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Moi Gómez was ranked #95 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Moi Gómez had 2 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Moi Gómez was ranked #110 in shots on goal this season.

Moi Gómez has 0 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Moi Gómez was ranked #294 in goals this season. Moi Gómez has 0 assists this season. Moi Gómez was ranked #282 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Moi Gómez has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Moi Gómez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 5 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Vicente Iborra MF

As a shooter, Vicente Iborra had 3 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Vicente Iborra was ranked #173 in shots attempted this season. Vicente Iborra has 0 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Vicente Iborra was ranked #353 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Vicente Iborra had 0 goals this season. Vicente Iborra was ranked #294 in goals this season in the LaLiga. Vicente Iborra has 0 assists this season. Vicente Iborra was ranked #282 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Vicente Iborra has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Vicente Iborra has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Takefusa Kubo FW,MF

As a shooter, Takefusa Kubo had 6 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Takefusa Kubo was ranked #65 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Takefusa Kubo had 4 shots on target this season. He was ranked #41 in shots on goal this season in the La Liga.

Takefusa Kubo has 0 goals scored this season. Takefusa Kubo was ranked #294 in goals this season in the LaLiga. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Villarreal CF teammates, Takefusa Kubo had 0 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Takefusa Kubo was ranked #282 in assists this season.

Takefusa Kubo has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Takefusa Kubo has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 3 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Pau Torres DF

Pau Torres has 1 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Pau Torres was ranked #325 in shots attempted this season. Pau Torres has 1 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Pau Torres was ranked #193 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Pau Torres had 1 goals this season. Pau Torres was ranked #90 in goals this season in the LaLiga. Pau Torres has 0 assists this season. Pau Torres was ranked #282 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Pau Torres has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Pau Torres has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 3 fouls this season. He has drawn 3 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Paco Alcácer FW

As a shooter, Paco Alcácer had 16 shots fired this season. Paco Alcácer was ranked #261 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Paco Alcácer has 9 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Paco Alcácer was ranked #1 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Paco Alcácer had 5 goals this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Paco Alcácer was ranked #4 in goals this season. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Villarreal CF teammates, Paco Alcácer had 2 assists this season. Paco Alcácer was ranked #20 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Paco Alcácer has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Paco Alcácer has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 4 fouls this season. He has drawn 3 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Samuel Chukwueze MF,FW

As a shooter, Samuel Chukwueze had 9 shots fired this season. Samuel Chukwueze was ranked #9 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Samuel Chukwueze has 1 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Samuel Chukwueze was ranked #193 in shots on goal this season.

Samuel Chukwueze has 1 goals scored this season. Samuel Chukwueze was ranked #90 in goals this season in the LaLiga. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Villarreal CF teammates, Samuel Chukwueze had 1 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Samuel Chukwueze was ranked #67 in assists this season.

Samuel Chukwueze has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Samuel Chukwueze has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 3 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in La Liga action.

The Real Sociedad Roster

The Players to Watch for the Real Sociedad

Mikel Oyarzabal MF,FW

Mikel Oyarzabal has 25 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Mikel Oyarzabal was ranked #198 in shots attempted this season. Mikel Oyarzabal has 11 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Mikel Oyarzabal was ranked #136 in shots on goal this season.

Mikel Oyarzabal has 6 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Mikel Oyarzabal was ranked #1 in goals this season. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Sociedad teammates, Mikel Oyarzabal had 2 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Mikel Oyarzabal was ranked #20 in assists this season.

Mikel Oyarzabal has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Mikel Oyarzabal has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 9 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Portu MF

Portu has 6 shots fired this season. Portu was ranked #65 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Portu had 4 shots on target this season. He was ranked #41 in shots on goal this season in the La Liga.

Portu has 4 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Portu was ranked #9 in goals this season. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Sociedad teammates, Portu had 2 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Portu was ranked #20 in assists this season.

Portu has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Portu has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Aritz Elustondo DF

Aritz Elustondo has 3 shots fired this season. Aritz Elustondo was ranked #173 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Aritz Elustondo has 0 shots on target this season. He was ranked #353 in shots on goal this season in the La Liga.

Aritz Elustondo has 0 goals scored this season. Aritz Elustondo was ranked #294 in goals this season in the LaLiga. Aritz Elustondo has 0 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Aritz Elustondo was ranked #282 in assists this season.

Aritz Elustondo has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Aritz Elustondo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 9 fouls this season. He has drawn 14 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Mikel Merino MF

As a shooter, Mikel Merino had 14 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Mikel Merino was ranked #266 in shots attempted this season. Mikel Merino has 4 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Mikel Merino was ranked #41 in shots on goal this season.

Mikel Merino has 1 goals scored this season. Mikel Merino was ranked #90 in goals this season in the LaLiga. Mikel Merino has 2 assists this season. Mikel Merino was ranked #20 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Mikel Merino has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Mikel Merino has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 28 fouls this season. He has drawn 16 fouls this season in La Liga action.

David Silva MF

David Silva has 9 shots fired this season. David Silva was ranked #9 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but David Silva had 2 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, David Silva was ranked #110 in shots on goal this season.

David Silva has 1 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, David Silva was ranked #90 in goals this season. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Sociedad teammates, David Silva had 2 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, David Silva was ranked #20 in assists this season.

David Silva has 4 Yellow Cards this season. David Silva has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Andoni Gorosabel DF

Andoni Gorosabel has 3 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Andoni Gorosabel was ranked #173 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Andoni Gorosabel had 0 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Andoni Gorosabel was ranked #353 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Andoni Gorosabel had 0 goals this season. Andoni Gorosabel was ranked #294 in goals this season in the LaLiga. Andoni Gorosabel has 1 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Andoni Gorosabel was ranked #67 in assists this season.

Andoni Gorosabel has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Andoni Gorosabel has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 12 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Alexander Isak FW

Alexander Isak has 16 shots fired this season. Alexander Isak was ranked #261 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Alexander Isak had 6 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Alexander Isak was ranked #14 in shots on goal this season.

Alexander Isak has 2 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Alexander Isak was ranked #37 in goals this season. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Sociedad teammates, Alexander Isak had 1 assists this season. Alexander Isak was ranked #67 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Alexander Isak has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Alexander Isak has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 1 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Robin Le Normand DF

As a shooter, Robin Le Normand had 6 shots fired this season. Robin Le Normand was ranked #65 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Robin Le Normand has 1 shots on target this season. He was ranked #193 in shots on goal this season in the La Liga.

As a scorer, Robin Le Normand had 0 goals this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Robin Le Normand was ranked #294 in goals this season. Robin Le Normand has 0 assists this season. Robin Le Normand was ranked #282 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Robin Le Normand has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Robin Le Normand has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Villarreal CF Team Stats

The Villarreal CF Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Villarreal CF was able to score 1.00 goals. This puts Villarreal CF in a ranking of #9 in the league in non-penalty goals scored per 90 minutes. Villarreal CF scored those goals off assists 70.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.70 assists. This puts Villarreal CF in a league ranking of #10 in the league in non-penalty goals scored off assists per 90 minutes.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Villarreal CF was able to score at a 0.29 rate on their shots on target. Villarreal CF has a #10 ranking in converting goals scored off non-penalty kick shots on target in regulation.

Villarreal CF attempted 3.5 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Villarreal CF has a #12 ranking in shots on target attempts, which should provide more color into their relative ability to stress out goalkeepers. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Villarreal CF attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 34.3 of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Villarreal CF has a #12 ranking in shots on target attempts, which should provide more color into their relative ability to stress out goalkeepers.

Villarreal CF Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Villarreal CF was able to hold opponents to 0.8 goals. This puts Villarreal CF is ranked #6 in the league in goals allowed per 90 minutes. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 2.9 shots were saved by Villarreal CF goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This puts Villarreal CF in a ranking of #5 in the league in shots saved per 90 minutes.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 65.5% of shots on target were saved by Villarreal CF goalkeepers. Villarreal CF goalkeepers and defenders put their team in a position to be ranked #14 in shots saved percentage. Villarreal CF goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 30.0% of the time. This puts Villarreal CF at #11 in the league for holding opponents to nil.

Villarreal CF Utility Stats

Villarreal CF tried 3.2 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Villarreal CF in the top 15 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Villarreal CF has successfully intercepted 13.6 passes per 90 minutes of action. Villarreal CF is in the top 35 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Villarreal CF commits 0.1 fouls. This puts Villarreal CF in the top 56 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Villarreal CF drew 10.3 fouls. Villarreal CF is in the top 95 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Villarreal CF had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 12.9 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Villarreal CF in the top 55 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Real Sociedad Team Stats

The Real Sociedad Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Real Sociedad was able to score 1.60 goals. Real Sociedad is ranked #2 in goals scored per 90 minutes excluding penalty kicks. Real Sociedad scored those goals off assists 75.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.20 assists. This puts Real Sociedad in a league ranking of #2 in the league in non-penalty goals scored off assists per 90 minutes.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Real Sociedad was able to score at a 0.37 rate on their shots on target. Real Sociedad has a #3 ranking in converting goals scored off non-penalty kick shots on target in regulation.

Real Sociedad attempted 4.3 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Real Sociedad has a #4 ranking in shots on target attempts, which should provide more color into their relative ability to stress out goalkeepers. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Real Sociedad attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 35.0 of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Real Sociedad has a #4 ranking in shots on target attempts, which should provide more color into their relative ability to stress out goalkeepers.

Real Sociedad Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Real Sociedad was able to hold opponents to 0.3 goals. Real Sociedad is #2 in goals yielded per 90 minutes in the league. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 2.0 shots were saved by Real Sociedad goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Real Sociedad is ranked #2 in shots saved per 90 minutes.

Real Sociedad goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 85.0% of the time. This puts Real Sociedad ranks #2 in the league in saves rate. Real Sociedad goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 60.0% of the time. This puts Real Sociedad at #2 in the league for holding opponents to nil.

Real Sociedad Utility Stats

Real Sociedad tried 3.0 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Real Sociedad in the top 20 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Real Sociedad had 13.5 interceptions. This puts Real Sociedad in the top 42 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Real Sociedad has committed 0.0 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Real Sociedad in the top 25 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Real Sociedad drew 15.5 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Real Sociedad in the top 30 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Real Sociedad had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 12.7 times per 90 minutes of action. Real Sociedad is in the top 40 percentile in offside calls against them.

Villarreal CF vs. Real Sociedad Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Villarreal CF 1 Real Sociedad 2

Moneyline Pick: Real Sociedad +122 5Dimes