Villarreal vs Barcelona
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 25 April 2021
Kick-off at 15:15 UK/ 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica.
The Catalans need one more point to ensure entry into the next edition of the CL, and for a team that was deep in woes at the start of the season, that’s a great achievement.
However, their objective now is to win the La Liga title, and thus complete their domestic double. Their destiny is still in their hands, and they would need to win all of their next seven games in the league to lift their crown.
Likely we can expect the best of their performances here on, and the players seem to be ready for the challenge as well. Importantly, talisman Lionel Messi is back to his menacing best, and just completed his 25th league goal of the season the last match-day.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Submarines are going through a rather impressive run, and have been scoring goals at a consistent rate.
However, their h2h record against Ronald Koeman’s men is a cause for concern. Over the past several years, the Catalans have thoroughly dominated this opponent, and have scored in plenty in the process.
By the looks of things, expect Barcelona to deliver a winning performance this Sunday at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Villarreal vs Barcelona: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Koeman’s men registered a 4-0 win in the reverse encounter.
- They had won seven of the last eight meetings.
- They had scored a total of 27 goals from these eight clashes.
- It’s been 14 years since the guests have lost at this stadium.
- The hosts had conceded a total of ten goals from the former three encounters at this ground.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Prediction
Unai Emery’s men lost 2-1 on the road the last match-day, against Alaves. In the meantime, the Catalans won 5-2 at home against Getafe.
Going on, Koeman’s men had won nine of their preceding eleven fixtures, and they had scored four or more goals in four of the former six games.
They have also lost just twice on the road since the first week of December, and the two defeats had come against Real Madrid, and Sevilla.
On the other hand, their counterparts had lost two of their last four overall matches, and they had conceded two or more goals in two of their last three league games. Moreover, they were also winless in eight of their preceding fourteen road trips.
And finally, Barca also have a superb h2h record against this opponent over the years, and have scored unbelievably in the process.
As such, expect a Barcelona victory this weekend.
Villarreal vs Barcelona: Betting Tips
Barcelona to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Barcelona @ 1.60 (3/5).