Barcelona vs Villarreal Preview

Barcelona vs Villarreal

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Estadio Camp Nou

Date: 2nd December 2018

Kick-off time – 17:30 GMT

Barcelona will be looking to get back to the top of the La Liga table when they welcome struggling Villarreal in this game.

The Catalans are currently 2nd in the league table at the moment and that is partly because the Spanish top flight has been full of upsets since the start of this season and these two teams have had their share of those.

Barca come into this game having failed to win either of their last two league games.

They were beaten by Real Betis at home on the 11th of November before managing to escape another loss with a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid last time out.

Their 2-1 win over PSV in the Champions League on Wednesday should have provided them with some confidence however teams tend to play differently when they play in La Liga so it will be interesting to see how this game plays out.

Villarreal are struggling in the league this season as they currently languish in 16th position.

It seems that their European campaign has given them too much work load and the earlier they exit the Europa League, the better for their domestic campaign.

The Yellow Submarines needed a goal from their prodigy Samuel Chukwueze to see off Real Betis in their last league game and they should feel they did well to see off a team that had beaten Barca the previous weekend.

Villarreal haven’t lost any of their last 6 games in all competitions however they have managed just a single win in those matches.

Unsurprisingly, bookmakers have priced Barcelona up as very short favourites while over 3.5 goals is currently trading odds-on so expect a feast of goals if the odds become reality.

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Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Barcelona

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W PSV Eindhoven 1-2 Barcelona 28 Nov, 2018 UEFA Champions League
D Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona 24 Nov, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Barcelona 3-4 Real Betis 11 Nov, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Internazionale 1-1 Barcelona 6 Nov, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Rayo Vallecano 2-3 Barcelona 3 Nov, 2018 Spanish Primera División

Villarreal

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Villarreal 2-1 Real Betis 25 Nov, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Rayo Vallecano 2-2 Villarreal 11 Nov, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Rapid Vienna 0-0 Villarreal 8 Nov, 2018 UEFA Europa League
D Villarreal 1-1 Levante 4 Nov, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Almeria 3-3 Villarreal 1 Nov, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Barcelona 5-1 Villarreal 9 May, 2018 Spanish Primera División
Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona 10 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Barcelona 4-1 Villarreal 6 May, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Villarreal 1-1 Barcelona 8 Jan, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Villarreal 2-2 Barcelona 20 Mar, 2016 Spanish Primera División

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