Spanish Primera 2018-19 – Barcelona vs Villarreal Preview

AT A GLANCE

When does Barcelona vs Villarreal kick off? Sunday 2nd December, 17:30 (UK)

Where is Barcelona vs Villarreal being played? Camp Nou

What television channel is Barcelona vs Villarreal on? This match will not be televised in the UK

Where can I stream Barcelona vs Villarreal? Eleven Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Eleven Sports website

Are tickets still available for Barcelona vs Villarreal?

Barcelona – https://www.fcbarcelona.com/tickets/football/football-tickets

Villarreal – https://www.entradas.com/entradas-villarreal-c-f-temporada-20182019.html?affiliate=EES&doc=artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&erid=1719714&kuid=495526

THE TEAM NEWS

BARCELONA

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho; Dembele, Munir, Messi

Unavailable: Cillessen (Injured), Sergi Roberto (Injured), Vermaelen (Injured), Rafinha (Injured), Sergi Samper (Injured), Luis Suarez (Injured)

Doubtful: Umtiti (Injured), Arthur (Injured)

VILLARREAL

Predicted line-up (4-3-3-1): Sergio Asenjo; Mario Gaspar, Alvaro Gonzalez, Victor Ruiz, Jaume Costa; Caseres, Trigueros; Pablo Fornals, Cazorla, Gerard Moreno; Bacca

Unavailable: Bruno (Injured)

Doubtful: Javi Fuego (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Villarreal are a determined, battling team who will not lie down in the intimidating surrounds of Camp Nou. In Barcelona, they face a side who have conceded goals in all of their last five games, but the form and finesse of Messi should prove enough to swing the game in favour of the hosts.