Villarreal travel to San Sebastián (Donostia) in the Basque country to face Real Sociedad at the Estadio Anoeta in the eighth round of La Liga, with kick-off scheduled at 6.30pm local time.
Unai Emery is expected to rotate his team from the one that defeated FK Austria Wien in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.
In order to counter Real Sociedad’s dominance in midfield, the Villarreal coach will most likely use a 4-5-1 formation instead of the 4-4-2 system he utilised mid-week.
Villarreal are currently 9th in La Liga, but they could potentially go up to 5th if they beat their Basque opponent and other results go their way.
Predicted Villarreal starting XI vs Real Sociedad
AS predict that Emery will field the following starting XI vs Real Sociedad: Gerónimo Rulli – Kiko Femenía, Raúl Albiol, Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza – Yeremy Pino, Étienne Capoue, José Luis Morales, Dani Parejo, Giovani Lo Celso – Arnaut Danjuma.