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French Cup Preview

PSG will be back in action on Friday evening, as they look to regain the French Cup. The Parisians last won this competition in the 2020-21 season, as they landed their 14th honour. However, they will certainly have questions to answer this weekend, as they were beaten for the first time domestically in their previous fixture. PSG was beaten 3-1 away from home against Lens on New Year’s Day, which saw their unbeaten record in France come to an end. Their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 standings remains a healthy one, but a second straight defeat could lead to questions surrounding the manager. But, the Parisians have been dominant throughout recent history at this stage of the competition. This will be a big moment in the history of Chateauroux, as they welcome PSG to town for the French Cup tie. They currently sit 14th in National, after winning just four of their 16 games this term. Their form over their previous five games has been sketchy to say the least, as they haven’t won over that period. However, they came through the previous round in excellent fashion, as they beat Lege-Cap-Ferret 4-1 away from home. Florian Bianchini, Ferris N’Goma, and Celal Bozkurt were among the scorers in that win. Their best-ever showing in the competition came in 2003-04, as they were beaten in the final by PSG.

Chateauroux vs PSG Head to Head

The only previous competitive meeting between the sides came in the 2004 French Cup final. On that occasion, PSG claimed victory following Pedro Pauleta’s strike with just 25 minutes remaining.

Chateauroux vs PSG Prediction

This should be a testing fixture on the road for PSG, but it remains extremely difficult to see past the reigning French champions. PSG look to be the best bet to win this game, and they could claim a 3-0 win on the road. Make sure to bet on Chateauroux vs PSG with 22Bet!" ["post_title"]=> string(61) "Chateauroux vs PSG Prediction: French Cup Match on 06.01.2023" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(38) "chateauroux-vs-psg-prediction-06-01-23" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2023-02-06 15:20:25" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2023-02-06 12:20:25" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } }
Real Sociedad vs Villarreal Prediction: La Liga Match on 09.10.2022

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal Prediction: La Liga Match on 09.10.2022

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Real Sociedad will be looking to extend their run of good and winning form when they host Villarreal at the Estadio Anoeta on Sunday at 17:30 GMT. 


With a solitary separating the two sides on the table, this clash will be crucial in determining the position of these sides and bolstering their chances of climbing the table and challenging the top four. 

Match Preview

Can Real Sociedad Continue in their Winning Run?

Imanol Alguacil’s charges will be looking to extend their good form as they look for a third La Liga triumph on the trot, as they step up their bid to climb the table and challenge for top-four places.

Sociedad will be looking to retain the balance of their play that has seen them score 12 goals. Although they have conceded 11 goals, they have bolstered their ability to outscore their opponents and win points.

Alguacil will look to retain this balance as he seeks to bolster his side’s ability to maintain high-level performances and win the three points they need.

Can Villarreal Regain their Winning Form After a Run of Three Without Victory?

Villarreal will be looking to get back to taking three points when they face Real Sociedad on Sunday. After a sterling start to the season, Unai Emery’s side have been in a bad patch in recent matches. 

They are currently on a bad patch comprising three reversus, and Emery will be keen to regain their winning midas touch when they face Sociedad. The focus for Villarreal will be to re-capture the form that had them flying early on in the season.

Their three wins and three draws in seven outings mean that the Yellow Submarines need to bolster their defensive and attacking shapes as they look to take all three points on Sunday.

Form Guide

Real Sociedad

Sociedad have managed four triumphs in this season’s seven La Liga matches; they have drawn once and lost two times in this run. They have hauled 13 points out of the available 21. Sociedad currently sit 7th on the table; they are two points adrift Real Betis on fourth. 

In the last five matches in La Liga, Alguacil’s charges have won three times, drawn once, and lost once. They have collected 10 points and dropped five in the process. 

Sociedad have won their last two matches at home to Espanyol (2-1) and away to Girona (3-5). Alguacil will be looking to extend this run with a win on Sunday.


Unai Emery’s men have seen their form drop off after a sterling start to the season. In seven outings, they have won three times, drawn three fixtures, and had one loss. 

They have amassed 12 points out of the available 21 at the beginning of the La Liga season. Emery’s men currently sit 8th on the table and they are three points adrift the side occupying fourth spot – Real Betis – the last Champions League spot.

In the last five fixtures, Villarreal have won once, drawn three times, and lost once. They have hauled just six points, which means they have dropped nine in the process. Emery will be looking to get his side back to winning ways.

Possible Starting Lineups

Real Sociedad

Alex Remiro; A. Munoz, J. Pacheco, A. Elustondo, A. Gorosabel; D. Silva, M. Merino, M. Zubimendi, B. Mendez; A. Sorloth, T. Kubo


Rulli; Alfonso, P. Torres, R. Albiol, K. Femenia; F. Coquelin, D. Parejo, E. Capoue, G. Lo Celso; N. Jackson, A. Baena

Players to Watch

A. Sorloth

Sorloth has been integral to Real Sociedad’s season so far in La Liga and the Europa League. The 26-year-old Norwegian has scored three goals in four La Liga appearances and one goal in two Europa League appearances.

The striker is important in leading the line, making runs behind the defensive line, dropping deeper to be involved in build-up play, and playing at the shoulder of the defender. He will be important for Sociedad in the clash with Villarreal.

A. Baena

The Spanish youngster has scored three goals for Unai Emery’s men in seven appearances. 

The 21-year-old has scored twice in the Europa League this term as well, underscoring his importance to the team. He will be integral to Villarreal’s chances of winning the clash with Sociedad on Sunday.


Real Sociedad will seek to keep the ball, play on the front foot, and dominate their opponents on Sunday.

Villarreal will focus on compactness and make it difficult for Sociedad’s attackers to find space to attack.

Villarreal will win this match and get the three points they desperately need. 

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