Villarreal vs Barcelona Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview of the Spanish La Liga match on Sunday, 5 July 2020. Kick off 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Surprisingly, Villarreal has put forward a better form in the recent encounters than Barcelona in the league table. Messi and Co. will be the favorites to win but their problems on the road will probably haunt them in the clash.
The yellow submarines have four wins from their recent five fixtures in the campaign. They have conceded in only one game post lockdown and that too was a draw while keeping five clean sheets in six fixtures.
They will host after a 0-2 win on the road against Real Betis from their previous encounter.
Barcelona will not be an easy guest for the host to handle despite their home ground advantage. Setien and his men have lost only once in the last ten fixtures across all major contests.
Their previous encounter at Camp Nou facing Atletico Madrid ended in a 2-2 draw.
With just 3 losses at home in their 16 clashes so far in the league, Javier Calleja and his team will still have hopes in their promotion to Europa qualifiers in the table.
In addition to that, Barca is not at their strongest suit when playing away from home. The lack of space to widen their attacks has cost them points on the road in the campaign this season.
Having just 6 wins in their 16 away fixtures until now will put the reigning champions in a tough spot in the game, but the presence of Lionel Messi is always a slight edge for the visitors.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor is unbeaten in their last 24 clashes since 2008.
- Barca has only kept one clean sheet in the past five meetings.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-1 home win for Setien’s boys.
- Both teams have scored in the recent two matches in 2019.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Prediction
Villarreal enjoys the home ground advantage in the game and their winning streak will also come in handy for the host. Even so, the overall form of Barcelona is intimidating even after their recent slip-ups in the campaign.
Barca is four points behind Real Madrid in the league table and cannot make another mistake in the league or they will lose their title this season. Keeping that in mind, the home win in full-time will be a suitable option in the clash.
Furthermore, the teams have not stepped back in scoring goals in their meetings. Based on their recent h2h history, the tip for BTTS and over 2.5 goals with the same 1.57 odds will be the best bet for the punters in the match.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Betting tips
Both teams to Score & Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5)
Barcelona to win @ 1.75 (3/4).
Lionel Messi to score anytime @ 1.60 (3/4).