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Barcelona vs Villarreal betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

Barcelona vs Villarreal betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds
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Gomez, Moi
Chukwueze, Samuel
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Pedraza, Alfonso
Pena, Ruben
Alves, Dani
Mingueza, u00d3scar
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Gavi
Puig, Riqui
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Torres, Ferran
Depay, Memphis
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Trigueros, Manu
Aurier, Serge
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Alcacer, Paco
Estupinan, Pervis
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Gaspar, Mario
Jackson, Nicolas
Alba, Jordi
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Busquets, Sergio
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Traore, Adama
Dembele, Ousmane
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Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick
Fati, Ansu
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Gomez, Moi
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Parejo, Dani
Gavi
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Pedraza, Alfonso

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Barcelona are unbeaten in 27 meetings with Villarreal, dating back to 2008, winning 21 of these fixtures. Since that famous win for the Yellow Submarine at Camp Nou 14 years ago, Barça have scored 72 goals against Villarreal, and average of 2.67 per game.

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Barcelona to win and over 2.5 goals is 15/8.

Barcelona to win and both teams to score is 12/5.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 15/4 to break the deadlock and 10/11 to add to his 13 goals for Barça.

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Barcelona vs Villarreal betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 03: Ousmane Dembélé of FC Barcelona with the ball during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at Camp Nou on April 03, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Safe to say it’s been an eventful season at Barcelona.

It feels like decades ago but Lionel Messi announcing his departure from the club happened a mere 290 days ago.

More recently, in October to be precise, Ronald Koeman was sacked as Head Coach, leaving Barça ninth following a 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano.

Xavi then came in, bringing a new hope, winning 13 of his first 18 La Liga games in charge, including a 4-0 Clásico demolition at the Bernabéu.

However, the Blaugrana then lost three home games on the bounce within the same season for the first time ever.

Cádiz and Rayo Vallecano enjoyed shock 1-0 wins at Camp Nou immediately after Eintracht Frankfurt had shattered Barça’s Europa League dreams.

All in all though, Barcelona will finish second, thereby qualifying for next season’s Champions League as well as the Supercopa de España.

So, will Xavi’s team end a rollercoaster campaign with a victory?

As for Villarreal they, against all odds, reached the Champions League semi-finals this season, something Barça have only managed once since 2015.

However, Unai Emery’s team might need a result on the final day, or risk missing out on UEFA competition for next season.

Last weekend, El Submarino Amarillo’s top six hopes were ended by Real Sociedad.

Francis Coquelin actually broke the deadlock at Estadio de la Cerámica, only for La Real to fight back and win 2-1.

So, Villarreal currently sit seventh, occupying the Europa Conference League spot, but with Athletic Club just one point behind.

The Basque giants travel to Sevilla simultaneously, with Villarreal needing to match (or better) Athletic’s result to cling onto seventh.

Having beaten Juventus in Turin and held Bayern in Munich this season, can Villarreal claim a crucial result in Catalonia?

Barcelona team news

Barcelona vs Villarreal betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

VIGO, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 06: Ansu Fati of FC Barcelona holds his hand up to call for medical attention during the La Liga Santander match between RC Celta de Vigo and FC Barcelona at Abanca-Balaídos on November 06, 2021 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Ansu Fati has only made 14 appearances this season due to injury but has come off the bench in each of Barça’s last four games.

He’ll be hoping for more minutes here but with Ousmane Dembélé, Ferran Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starting in attack.

Memphis, who’s actually Barcelona’s top scorer this season with 12, could be back on the bench.

The Dutchman is set to join Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto’o as the only players to end a campaign as Barça’s top-scorer since 2003.

In midfield, Pedri and Nico are injured but, in better news, Frenkie de Jong is available again after a one-match suspension.

So, he’ll displace Riqui Puig, starting alongside Gavi and veteran Sergio Busquets.

In defence, Dani Alves will keep his place at right-back with Sergiño Dest out injured.

Likewise, in the middle, there’s no Eric García or Gerard Piqué, so Óscar Mingueza, Ronald Araújo and Clément Lenglet are the options.

Álex Balde started a La Liga game for the first time last Sunday and, if Jordi Alba isn’t back, he’ll keep his place.

Villarreal team news

Barcelona vs Villarreal betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

BERGAMO, ITALY – DECEMBER 09: Arnaut Danjuma celebrates his second goal with his team-mate Alberto Moreno (R) during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Atalanta and Villarreal CF at Gewiss Stadium on December 09, 2021 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Villarreal are without top-scorer Arnaut Danjuma as well as last season’s leading marksman Gerard Moreno, both of whom are injured.

So, Paco Alcácer will lead the attack against his former club with Boulaye Dia, Giovani Lo Celso and Samuel Chukwueze in support.

Pau Torres might be leaving the club this summer but will continue alongside Raúl Albiol at centre-back.

With Alberto Moreno out long-term, Pervis Estupiñán will be at left-back.

FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF form
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A-League All Stars vs FC Barcelona - 2:3
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FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF - 0:2
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Getafe CF vs FC Barcelona - 0:0
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FC Barcelona vs RC Celta de Vigo - 3:1
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Real Betis Seville vs FC Barcelona - 1:2
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF - 0:2
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Villarreal CF vs Real Sociedad San Sebastian - 1:2
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Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal CF - 1:5
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Villarreal CF vs Sevilla FC - 1:1
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Villarreal CF vs Liverpool FC - 2:3
Last 5 games for FC Barcelona
May 25, 2022 Club Friendly Games 2022 A-League All Stars 2  - 3 FC Barcelona
May 22, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 FC Barcelona 0  - 2 Villarreal CF
May 15, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Getafe CF 0  - 0 FC Barcelona
May 10, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 FC Barcelona 3  - 1 RC Celta de Vigo
May 7, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Real Betis Seville 1  - 2 FC Barcelona
Last 5 games for Villarreal CF
May 22, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 FC Barcelona 0  - 2 Villarreal CF
May 15, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Villarreal CF 1  - 2 Real Sociedad San Sebastian
May 12, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Rayo Vallecano 1  - 5 Villarreal CF
May 8, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Villarreal CF 1  - 1 Sevilla FC
May 3, 2022 UEFA Champions League 21/22 Villarreal CF 2  - 3 Liverpool FC
FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF LaLiga 21/22 form
FC Barcelona Villarreal CF
38 Matches played 38
21 Matches won 16
474 Goal attempts 393
190 Shots on goal 170
202 Shots off goal 141
219 Corner kicks 200
61% Average ball possession 55%
82 Shots blocked 82
99 Cards given 81
576 Free kicks 589
99 Offsides 87
4 Shots on post 4
3 Shots on bar 4
52 Goals by foot 53
16 Goals by head 9
68 Goals scored 63
38 Goals conceded 37
FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF statistics for most recent head to head matches
FC Barcelona Villarreal CF
48 Matches 48
24 Home Matches 24
24 Away Matches 24
101 Total Goals 58
2.1 Average Goals Scored 1.21
29 Wins 9
9 Losses 29
10 Draws 10
Last 5 games & match results between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF
May 22, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 FC Barcelona 0  - 2 Villarreal CF
November 27, 2021 LaLiga 21/22 Villarreal CF 1  - 3 FC Barcelona
April 25, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Villarreal CF 1  - 2 FC Barcelona
September 27, 2020 LaLiga 20/21 FC Barcelona 4  - 0 Villarreal CF
July 5, 2020 LaLiga 19/20 Villarreal CF 1  - 4 FC Barcelona

La Liga table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Athletic Bilbao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Atletico Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 CA Osasuna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Cadiz CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Elche CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Espanyol Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FC Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Getafe CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Girona FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Rayo Vallecano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 RC Celta de Vigo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 RCD Mallorca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Real Betis Seville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Real Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Real Sociedad San Sebastian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Real Valladolid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Sevilla FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 UD Almeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Valencia CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Villarreal CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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What time is kick off between FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF?

20:00, Sunday 22 May 2022