2019-20 Spanish Primera – Villarreal vs Barcelona Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Villarreal vs Barcelona kick off? Sunday 5th July, 2020 – 21:00 (UK)

Where is Villarreal vs Barcelona being played? Estadio de la Cerámica

Where can I get tickets for Villarreal vs Barcelona? No tickets are available as these matches are being played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Villarreal vs Barcelona on in the UK? This match will be televised live on LaLigaTV (Sky channel 435, Virgin channel 554) for those with a Premier Sport subscription

Where can I stream Villarreal vs Barcelona in the UK? Premier Sport subscribers in the UK can stream the match live via a Premier Player subscription

bet365 customers may be able to stream this match live via their website and you can check their schedule here

THE TEAM NEWS

VILLARREAL

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Sergio Asenjo; Gaspar, Pau Torres, Raul Albiol, Moreno; Manu Trigueros, Anguissa; Gerard Moreno, Cazorla, Chukwueze; Paco Alcacer

Unavailable: Funes Mori (Injured)

Doubtful: Iborra (Injured)

BARCELONA

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann

Unavailable: Dembele (Injured), De Jong (Injured), Umtiti (Injured), Arthur (Out of favour), Junior Firpo (Injured)

Doubtful:

KEY STATS

  • Villarreal have won 5 of their last 6 league matches
  • Villarreal have won to nil in 5 of their last 6 league matches
  • Villarreal have only failed to score in 2 of their last 31 home league matches
  • Villarreal have scored the first goal in each of their last 6 home league matches
  • Villarreal have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 league matches
  • Gerard Moreno has scored in 3 of Villarreal’s last 4 league matches
  • Barcelona have drawn 3 of their last 4 league matches
  • Barcelona have won only 2 of their last 8 away league matches
  • Barcelona have drawn 2-2 in each of their last 2 league matches
  • Barcelona have been winning at half-time in each of their last 4 La Liga matches against Villarreal
  • Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 matches against Villarreal in all competitions

THE PREDICTION

The pressure is on Barca here as they simply have to win to avoid Real Madrid running away with the title. They have slipped up and dropped point in three of their last four matches and they cannot afford to drop more. That will not be easy however against a Villarreal side that has won five of their last six matches and are one of the form teams in the division. They are scoring goals for fun and are playing with great confidence right now. It is difficult see this struggling Barca side getting the win based on current form, but the favoured pick here is on both teams scoring.

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