Barcelona vs Villarreal - 24/09/2019 Preview
BarcelonaVillarreal
team_logoMarc-André ter Stegen #1 team_logoXavier Quintilla #16
team_logoNélson Semedo #2 team_logoSanti Cazorla #8
team_logoGerard Piqué #3 team_logoSamuel Chukwueze #11
team_logoClément Lenglet #15 team_logoVicente Iborra #10
team_logoSergio Busquets #5 team_logoGerard Moreno #7
team_logoArthur #8 team_logoAndré Zambo Anguissa #19
team_logoLionel Messi #10 team_logoSergio Asenjo #1
team_logoLuis Suárez #9 team_logoRubén Peña #20
team_logoSergi Roberto #20 team_logoRaúl Albiol #3
team_logoAntoine Griezmann #17 team_logoPau Torres #4
team_logoJunior Firpo #24 team_logoJavier Ontiveros #24
2019-04-02 league_logo La LigaVillarreal : Barcelona 4 : 4
2018-12-02 league_logo La LigaBarcelona : Villarreal 2 : 0
2018-05-09 league_logo La LigaBarcelona : Villarreal 5 : 1
2017-12-10 league_logo La LigaVillarreal : Barcelona 0 : 2
2017-05-06 league_logo La LigaBarcelona : Villarreal 4 : 1

Barcelona vs Villarreal will be the opening of La Liga 6th round, which will be held at Camp Nou, in Barcelona. After 5 rounds, Villareal have 1 more point in highest Spanish league than Barcelona. Will Villarreal keep the advantage in points against the Catalan club in the Primeira Division? Read our thoughts about this exciting Barcelona vs Villarreal La Liga match, here below, and get free predictions and betting tips for this game.

Last time in LaLiga teams scored by 4 goals at Estadio de la Ceramica and finished with a draw. Previously last season, Barcelona without big problems won the home game with 2:0 result and took important 3 points. In general, during last 5 meetings, Villareal took a point only in last game, as all previous caps they lost conceding at least 2 goals.

Barcelona

Barcelona in the last 2 matches proved to be very bad. They showed themselves on the bad side both in the Champions League and in La Liga. If play a draw against Borussia is not such a big trouble, since Dortmund is still one of the most dangerous clubs in Europe, then losing 2:0 against Granada is already a bad result. In both games, Barcelona had only 2 shots on goal in total. Is that a result from the favorites of UEFA Champions League? Were these results worth 255m euros? We think that Ernesto Valverde has lost his confidence and the team needs changes not only in the lineup.

Barca controlled the game with 74% of possession, they had twice more dangerous attacks, however, they made fewer shots than their opponents. Granada perfectly used critical moments and scored 2 goals. Barcelona even with Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann didn’t break through the defence. They controlled the ball, but luck and fortitude were on the side of the home team. At home, Catalonians feel much more confident and already won against Valencia and Betis with same 5:2 result.

Samuel Umtiti is still with a foot injury, and Barce expecting him to return at 25th of October. Moreover, Jordi Alba will return only on the 9th of October after a hamstring injury.

Villarreal

The Yellow Submarine will not play this year in European competitions, so they can fully prepare and use all of their strengths playing over Barcelona. This match should be very important for both clubs, since, Barca struggling in last games and Villarreal have 1 point more than their opponents in LaLiga. Yellows won two straight matches against Leganes and Valladolid. Moreover, they played a draw against Real Madrid, what is also a very great indicator of big plans for this season. At the moment Villareal collected 8 points after 5 matches. Gerard Moreno and legend Santi Cazorla show good football, excellent performance and implementation.

Villarreal won the last game almost at the end of the game, as at 77th minute Santi scored a penalty and at the 89th minute Ontiveros headed after Chukwueze cross. All in all, they had much more chances, they were a more dangerous and creative team, therefore, the outcome of the match is logical. The Yellow Submarine have a very interesting squad with very experienced and young players, what makes great connections and interesting football.

Unfortunately, Bruno Soriano is still injured after already 109 missed matches. Albert Moreno also will miss the next game due to Muscle injury.

 

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