Five seasons after gaining promotion back into the Spanish top flight, Villareal CF have enjoyed a largely successful run in La Liga — qualifying for the UEFA Europa League three times, and even once entering the playoff qualification stage of the Champions League. But after last season’s fifth-place finish, the team has collapsed this year, and now find themselves in a relegation battle.
However, two wins from their most recent two league matches, per Soccerway, have given the “Yellow Submarine” at least some comfort, placing them two points clear of 18th-place Girona with a game in hand. The full three points from mid-table Real Sociedad should seal the deal, in the match that will live stream on Thursday.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Real Sociedad vs. Villarreal CF Thursday showdown, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time on Thursday, April 25. The game will take place at the 26,800-seat Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain.
In the United Kingdom, the live stream gets underway at 7:30 p.m. British Summer Time, while in the United States, that start time will be 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 11:30 a.m. Pacific. Fans in China can log in to the live stream at 2:30 a.m. China Standard Time, on the morning of April 26.
Villareal will be counting on a faltering opponent in Real Sociedad. In 11th place with a 10-11-12 record, the Basque Country side has little to gain and little to lose with five games remaining on the La Liga schedule, as SB Nation reports.
Villareal was eliminated from this season’s Europa League last week, by fellow Spanish side Valencia, and can now turn their full attention to grabbing this win. Should they emerge victorious over Real Sociedad, this would all but assure a sixth-straight season in the Spanish top division, as AS.com reports.
To watch a live stream of the Real Sociedad vs. Villarreal CF Spanish La Liga Round 34 match, go to BeIn Sports Connect USA — or download the BeIn Sports app for mobile devices. The BeIn Sports live stream of the match will require cable or satellite service subscriber login credentials from a carrier that offers BeIn Sports.
For those who don’t have BeIn credentials, there is a way for La Liga fans to watch the game for free, without a separate BeIn Sports subscription. Fans should sign up for a free trial of either the Sling TV International Sports package or Fubo TV. Both Sling and the Fubo service require credit card information and a subscription fee, but each offers a seven-day free trial, allowing fans to watch the match live stream for free.
Another way to see the game online — in many countries around the world — is through the La Liga Facebook Live page, which will stream the Round 34 Spanish Primera Division match.
In Spain, MoviStar+ will stream the Thursday La Liga game. In Italy, this La Liga contest will be streamed live by DAZN Italia. In Canada, every 2018-2019 La Liga match will be streamed live on the DAZN sports streaming platform, and in China, PPTV will be the only source for the live stream of Real Sociedad vs. Villarreal CF.
For a comprehensive list of outlets around the globe that may carry a live stream of Real Sociedad vs. Villarreal CF, see LiveSoccer TV.
In the United Kingdom, there will be no television broadcast or live stream offered for the Real vs. Villareal match. However, fans can likely access the live stream through another provider listed in this article by using a VPN service — such as those recommended by CNet — or by using the built-in VPN that comes with the Opera web browser.