The Yellow Submarine felt hard done by in their opening game on Monday night at Levante losing by a goal to nil, scored after a controversial penalty decision.
Real Sociedad, meanwhile, were on the receiving end of a favourable spot-kick decision which saw them claim a late 3-2 win at Celta Vigo on Saturday afternoon and the Basques are favourites to claim their second win of the season.
Last season, Villarreal were one of only four teams to win in San Sebastian with an injury-time goal giving them a 1-0 win back in February. That result was one of nine clean sheets that the side from Castellon kept on their travels in the previous campaign and they will hope to be able to keep things tight once more.
Indeed, this fixture has been a low-scoring one in recent seasons despite some quality attacking players being on display, and four of the last five league meetings have seen under 2.5 goals.
Villarreal scored in the majority of their away games last season, including in eight of their last nine, while La Real only failed to net at home on four occasions. It is certainly worth considering whenever there is a price close to evens for both teams to score and these are two of the better attacking teams in La Liga.
Other selections to consider are backing a home win and over 2.5 goals which looks like offering value at 11/4 (3.75) while backing the second half to be the highest scoring half also appeals at 57/50 (2.14).
|Both teams to score at 91/100 (1.91) for a 2.5pt stake with Betsafe|