Real Sociedad v Villarreal Betting: Forward thinking duo to provide Friday entertainment

Despite this fixture seeing some tight encounters over the last few seasons, we think Friday night's match should see goals at both ends

Friday night's early kick-off in La Liga is an attractive-looking fixture as Villarreal travel to Real Sociedad looking for the first win of the season.

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.

Inigo Martinez Real Sociedad

Betsafe offer them at 27/26 (2.08) to record a win, while the visitors are priced at a healthy-looking 53/20 (3.65) and the draw available at 12/5 (3.40).

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.

GFX Real Sociedad Villarreal betting

A repeat is offered at 37/50 (1.74) yet the price of 91/100 (1.91) should attract more attention despite the recent defensive record in this fixture.

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
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