Not a good day it was yesterday (Monday) for the punters after that Charlton loss despite taking the lead at halftime, but we are not going to cry for spilt milk.
Today, we are extra cautious, meaning that we are avoiding the unpredictable 1X2 market.
Villarreal and Real Sociedad face off in another club friendly with La Liga set to kickoff in 10 days time.
These are two great teams who are heading into the right direction. They finished just outside the Champions League places – Villarreal (5) and Real Sociedad (6) – but managed to secure Europa League spots.
This season, both sides will be fighting for a place in the European primary competition, and they have made their intentions known.
Real Sociedad have already signed Man City legend David Silva, who will not play tonight after he tested positive for Covid19.
Valencia on the other hand, managed by former Arsenal boss Unai Emery, have retained their best players for last season including hot striker Gerard Moreno and have added Francis Coquelin who was unveiled recently from Valencia.
This will be Villarreal’s third friendly after beating Cartegena 3-1, losing 2-3 and 1-2 against Tenerife and Valencia in that order. Goals just.
The recent one against Valencia, they took an early lead through Sam Chukueza but a second half blitz built on a brace from Maxi Gomez saw Valencia turn the game on its head.
The tricky thing about a friendly is that coaches have a lot to test to the extent that he can make overhaul changes just at halftime break. No pressure to win, that’s the beauty.
For Sociedad on the other hand, they drew 2-2 with Huesca in the recent friendly.
Last season, no La Liga team beside Barcelona and Real Madrid scored more goals than Villarreal (63) and Real Sociedad (56).
They conceded the most, beside Osasuna, in the top 10 as well. Goals goals goal.
Who to trust? – The safe bet here is both teams to score, check the odds here. But Overs have some good value as well.
*Czech U21 (over) – Euro U21 Qualifiers
*Israel U21 (over) – Euro U21 Qualifiers
*Mamelodi Sundowns (win) – PSL