Barcelona vs Villarreal: prediction for the La Liga fixture
Barcelona reached the Europa League playoffs in the current season, team was considered the main favourite of that tournament, but after victories over Napoli and Galatasaray team got eliminated by Eintracht in the quarterfinals.
The Blaugrana failed to achieve success in the Spanish Super Cup, just like in Copa del Rey. However, team managed to gain form in La Liga. After 37 rounds Xavi's men have 21 victories and 10 draws, delivering 73 points and a 2nd spot in the standings. Team has the second best offensive record in the league with 68 goals.
After a victory over Celta (3:1) hosts drew to Getafe (0:0). Depay, Roberto, Pedri, Nico and Dest will miss the upcoming match.
Villarreal snatched the Champions League play-off spot in the last moment - Valencians beat Atlanta in the last round of the group stage and advanced further. The Yellow Submarine managed to beat Juventus in the first round and then Unai Emery's men also beat Bayern. In the semi-final team was unable to break through Liverpool and suffered defeats in both legs.
Club also failed to achieve a positive result in the Spanish Cup, Villarreal suffered an unexpected defeat to Gijon from the second-tier. The Yellow Submarine currently have 15 victories and 11 draws in La Liga, delivering 56 points and a 7th spot in the standings. Team is one point adrift from Athletic. After a victory over Rayo Vallecano (5:1) visitors suffered a 1:2 defeat to Real Sociedad (1:2).
Moreno, Foyth, Danjuma and Pino will miss the upcoming match.
Hosts have won five matches in a row
This bet played in 3 of 5 latest matches of the hosts
In 3 of 4 latest head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
In 3 of 5 latest matches of the visitors no penalties were given
Villarreal have no margin for error today. Only a victory will help the Valencians to earn a Conference League spot. Barcelona are at the 2nd spot and team probably wants to end the season with a victory. Players will try to satisfy their fans at Camp Nou. We think that the Blaugrana will record a victory due to their class and fans' support.
Our prediction - Barcelona to win the match
We think that Xavi will be able to motivate his players for the upcoming game. Catalan club won five latest head-to-head matches and we are expecting another victory by a comfortable margin.
Our second bet is on Barcelona to win by two goals