Barcelona vs Villarreal
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 27 September 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Camp Nou.
Barcelona has been in the news for a long time during the league break. The home team will play without some key players that they featured last season.
Besides the management issues at Camp Nou, the team has been said to have problems within the players. If true, it will probably affect the morale of the players in the middle causing problems for the Catalonians at the start of the new season itself.
Having lost the title to Real Madrid last term, they will need a positive start this campaign to cheer their supporters, and most likely, the FCB will depend yet again on Lionel Messi for a win.
Villarreal will come in hot after two consecutive home matches and an unbeaten streak in them this season in La Liga. Their opening match was against the promoted side Huesca, in which the latter held a hard bargain for points as it ended in a 1-1 draw.
However, The Yellow Submarine will visit on the back of a 2-1 win at home against the likes of Eibar in the league. But it will not be a similar approach when facing Barcelona at Camp Nou, which is why the home team is likely to be the favorites to win.
Barcelona vs Villarreal Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has been unbeaten in the last 24 matches since 2008.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-4 away win for the Blaugrana.
- Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings.
- Barca hasn’t lost at Camp Nou in all clashes since 2009.
- Only one of their recent five fixtures has ended in a draw.
Barcelona vs Villarreal Prediction
There is no doubt that the home team is the clear favorites to win in the clash. Starting from their years-long supremacy in La Liga and their strong squad in the dugout, all factors point to an easy home win for the Catalonian outlooks.
Apart from the problems in the management and ruffles between players, the Barca squad is always equipped to turn the tables in their favor at any point in the game. Since they are on the back of a title loss in the campaign, we can expect a full-fledged game from Messi and Co.
Villarreal will have a hard time containing their quick attacks through the wings. Camp Nou is the host’s strongest suit and is almost impossible to defeat Barca at this venue. That’s why the home win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters. Along with that, the tip for over 2.5 goals will also come in handy considering that a high-scoring affair is unavoidable.
Barcelona vs Villarreal Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).
Barcelona to win @ 1.44 (4/9).