Villarreal vs Barcelona Match Info
Match date: 2ndApril 2019
Kick-Off: 8.30pm GMT
Stadium: Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
2 Dec 2018 Barcelona 2 – 0 Villarreal
9 May 2018 Barcelona 5 – 1 Villarreal
10 Dec 2017 Villarreal 0 – 2 Barcelona
Matches played: 41
Villarreal wins: 8
Barcelona wins: 24
Villarreal vs Barcelona Stats
- Villarreal come into the match with a 3-2 loss at Celta Vigo behind them
- Barcelona sit ten points in the clear on the back six-match winning streak in La Liga
- Blaugrana have bagged wins in all of the sides’ four head-to-head clashes since May 2017
Villarreal vs Barcelona Match Preview
Barcelona have turned what proved a narrow city derby against Espanyol (2-0) their way with two late goals from Leo Messi, now travelling for their mid-week clash in Villarreal on the back of a four-match winning streak across competitions.
Blaugrana have impressed as they knocked out Lyon (5-1) in Champions League as well as beat Rayo Vallecano (3-1) and Real Betis (1-4) in La Liga along the way, which should have them very motivated to keep up such a streak. They have struggled to keep clean sheets and this could feel more worrying for Ernesto Valverde, despite a ten-point gap behind at the top of the table.
Villarreal have, on the other hand, seen Celta Vigo bag all three points in a five-goal thriller at Abanca-Balaidos on Saturday and now have the rivals breathing down their necks once again in an exciting battle for top-flight survival. They thus sit just a point above the relegation zone and doing damage against the pace-setters will be a crucial task.
Yellow Submarine have been scoring numbers of goals on the regular and the sinking in Vigo only ended a four-streak winning streak, where they beat Zenit twice in Europa League and snatched points against Levante (0-2) and Rayo Vallecano (3-1).
We now expect them just as motivated to impress but we don’t see them snatching points, as we now back Barcelona to bag all three with an Away win priced at 8/11 with William Hill – which seems like a generous banker bet at this point.
We do feel Villarreal will be in great shape up front and we don’t see the visitors completely shutting them down, which promises an exciting occasion at Estadio de la Ceramica and has us going for a Yes on Both teams to score at 4/6 with William Hill.
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