REAL SOCIEDAD V VILLARREAL
In that game, Real Sociedad had 64% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Real Sociedad, the goals were scored by Jon Guridi (47'), Beñat Turrientes (70') and Mikel Oyarzabal (90'). On the other side, Zamora got 3 shots on goal with 0 on target.
A recurring aspect of recent Real Sociedad games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their prior six matches before this one, in 6 of them a wager on both teams scoring would have been a losing one.
Villarreal will come into the clash after a 1-7 Copa del Rey win to beat Atlético Sanluqueño in their most recent match.
In that game, Villarreal had 65% possession and 32 shots at goal with 18 on target. For Villarreal, goals were scored by Paco Alcácer (8', 13'), Samuel Chukwueze (40'), Moi Gómez (42'), Manu Trigueros (67') and Dani Raba (79'). At the other end, Atlético Sanluqueño had 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Showing their predisposition for productive encounters, goals have been seen as many as 28 times in the previous six matches in which Villarreal have taken to the field, yielding an average of 4.67 goals per clash. Opposing teams have managed 7 of these goals. That kind of trend might not follow through into this game, of course.
Prediction: Both teams to score
BARCELONA V ELCHE
Barcelona enter this game following a 2-2 La Liga drawn result vs Osasuna.
In that game, Barcelona had 62% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For Barcelona, the goalscorers were Nico González (12') and Abdessamad Ezzalzouli (49'). On the other side, CA Osasuna got 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. David García (14') and Ezequiel Ávila (86') scored for Osasuna.
In their prior 6 games, Xavi Hernández's Barcelona have hit the target a total of 6 times - an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.
Elche CF will go into the clash after a 0-1 Copa del Rey win as they beat Unionistas in their previous game.
In that match, Elche CF managed 65% possession and 3 shots on goal with 1 on target. Unionistas had 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
In the course of their six most recent matches, Francisco Rodríguez's Elche CF have had reason to celebrate scoring 8 times thus giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Heading into this contest, Elche CF are without a win away from home in their last 7 league matches.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
SEVILLA V ATLETICO MADRID
Sevilla head into this game after a 1-1 Copa del Rey drawn game vs Deportivo Andratx.
In that match, Sevilla managed 78% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Sevilla was Rafa Mir (57'). On the other side, Deportivo Andratx had 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Sevilla ran out winners after a 6-5 penalty shootout.
Under three goals per match were scored during 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Sevilla have taken part. In terms of the goal distribution in this period, opposition teams scored a total of 4 and Sevilla managed the sum of 5.
Ahead of this clash, Sevilla haven't been defeated in their previous 9 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Real Madrid in La Liga action, Atlético Madrid and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Atlético Madrid had 39% possession and 9 shots on goal with 6 on target. At the other end, Real Madrid CF got 7 shots at goal with 3 on target. Karim Benzema (16') and Marco Asensio (57') scored for Real Madrid.
The stats don’t lie, and Atlético Madrid have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals in total. In defence, Atlético Madrid seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. We will find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Going into this contest, Atlético Madrid have left without a victory over Sevilla in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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