The prediction of Villarreal and Barcelona comes before the match of the 34th round of the Spanish La Liga. This game will be played on July 5th, at Estadio de la Ceramica, Spain. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Match Preview and Team News
Villarreal sits in the fifth position, and they can be delighted with their campaign. If they manage to stay in the current place, they will play in the Europa League next season. The hosts haven’t been defeated in the last six matches, and during that period, they have booked five victories. The defense has more and more self-confidence as they did not concede a goal in two games. Raul Albiol helps young teammates a lot with his experience and is a true team leader. Midfielder Moi Gomez has found the right role in the team, he is moving great, while Santi Cazorla is a legend of the Yellow Submarine. They scored 53 goals, and it is a pleasure to watch this team as they play attractive football. The team’s top scorer was Gerard Moreno, who scored 15 goals, showed why he came as a great signing.
Barcelona lost the top spot as the visitors managed to celebrate just once in the last four rounds. They lost essential points in draw matches, and Real Madrid is four points ahead of them. Barcelona drew 2:2 against Celta and Atletico Madrid on the last two occasions and got themselves in a tough position ahead of the title race. The defense showed that it is vulnerable as Clement Lenglet was not in the starting lineup. He is in better form than Gerard Pique, who has many mistakes. Although they managed to score twice in the last two matches, Barcelona needs to convert more chances into goals, since they are not so tight in the back. Even Leo Messi cannot do everything on his own, although he is the best player in the world. He needs support from his teammates to drive Barcelona in the title battle. Antoine Grizmann is entirely out of form, and he passed the road from a great signing to a substitute who enters the game in the stoppage time. The Frenchman will have to prove why he came to a big club like Barcelona and show his attacking strength.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Predicted Lineups
Villarreal: Asenjo; Gaspar, Albiol, Torres, Moreno; Cazorla, Trigueros, Anguissa, Chukwueze; Moreno, Bacca
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Griezmann, Suarez, Messi.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Tips and Predictions
Barcelona has no right to stumble if they want to remain in the title race, and all the cards will be thrown to victory. We believe the visitors are capable of winning all three points.
Both sides are playing attractive football, and their head to head clashes are pretty efficient as well. There’s no reason to believe that this match won’t go over 2.5 margin.
Barcelona to win @1.70
Over 2.5 goals FT @1.60
Correct score 1:2 @8.50