Barcelona v Villarreal Predictions & Betting Odds – 24th September 2019

Barca to survive Villarreal test at the Camp Nou

Barcelona v Villarreal Betting Tips – La Liga, 24th September 8.00pm

Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde may be edging closer to the exit door at the Camp Nou if the Catalans fail to get a win on Tuesday night. The reigning La Liga champions were beaten 2-0 by the newly promoted Granada on Saturday. In midweek they will be facing a Villarreal side who are sitting at a point above them in the table and who are in form. Read our predictions for Barcelona v Villarreal.

Barcelona v Villarreal Betting Odds*

1 X 2
2/7 5/1 17/2

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of September 21st, 2019 at 9:12 p.m)

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Barcelona News and Form – Can Barca keep their home form alive?

Barcelona are at sixes and sevens at the moment. On Saturday, they went to the newly promoted Granada and suffered a shock 2-0. That continues their frankly shocking away form in the Spanish top flight. Lionel Messi, who is still working his way back to full fitness came off the bench but couldn’t do anything to break the resilient defence of Granada. Barcelona are W2 D1 L2 this season in La Liga. Their two defeats have happened away from home, so they do have their home form intact at least

Barcelona have won both of their home games in La Liga this season by a 5-2 scoreline. Those wins were against Real Betis and Valencia. There are clear problems with Barcelona who were tame in their unconvincing 0-0 draw against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek. They never really looked like breaking down Granada on the weekend. On top of that, their defence is a bit clueless and they haven’t taken a clean sheet yet this season. Barcelona have averaged 1.8 goals per game against in this campaign.

Lionel Messi To Score 2 Or More
14/5

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Barcelona v Villarreal Head to Head

Villarreal’s last win over Barcelona happened back in 2008
Barcelona took four points against Villarreal last season
Barcelona are on an eight-match league home winning streak against Villarreal
Each of the last seven meetings at the Nou Camp have seen at least three goals
Both teams have scored in five of the last seven clashes

 

Key-Facts – Barcelona v Villarreal

  • Villarreal have won their last two league fixtures
  • Barcelona have won two of five league games this season
  • The Yellow Submarine have opened the scoring all league games this season

 

Villarreal News and Form – Can Villarreal win at the Nou Camp?

Villarreal have won their last two league games after beating Valladolid on the weekend. That followed up on their success over Leganes and that’s back-to-back clean sheets for them. Back at the start of September, the Yellow Submarine faced Real Madrid and took a 2-2 draw, twice being unable to hold on to a lead in that game. But they have been positive and they are scoring well this season. There is enough to suggest that they can trouble Barcelona.

Villarreal have an average of 2.4 goals per fixture this season. After conceding eight goals in their opening three games, these current back-to-back clean sheets have been a good response in that department. Gerard Moreno is going to be the one to watch in front of goal as he has scored in four of their five games. Three of his four league goals have been opening goals of games as well. Villarreal have, impressively, opened the scoring in all five league games played this season, leading at the break in two.

Barcelona v Villarreal Tips & Odds

Over 3.5 goals at 4/5
Villarreal to score first at 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 21st, 2019 at 9:12 p.m.)

Barcelona v Villarreal Predictions

Barcelona to win: The home form of Barcelona has been there, even though their defence looks a bit shambolic at the moment. It is going to be worth taking Villarreal to get on the scoresheet, even worth considering backing them to score first. But the Barcelona win still looks likely.


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