The Tuesday night action in La Liga sees Spanish champions Barcelona host Villarreal, who have won consecutive league matches to nil. The Catalan giants are favourites for this clash but it could be a testing clash for a side who are under pressure.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona– 24 September, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Villarreal: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Barcelona have won nine consecutive home games against the Yellow Submarine but the two sides played out a pulsating 4-4 draw last time out in Villarreal – when the Blaugrana came from 4-2 down to rescue a draw in the closing stages.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Villarreal double chance||5/2||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||9/5||Offer|
|Gerard Moreno anytime scorer||14/5||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Villarreal Predictions and Preview
Barcelona are already in a mini-crisis this season – they have picked up a miserly one point from their three away matches to date.
They have been beaten by Athletic Club Bilbao and Granada, while being held to a draw at Osasuna, and are now under pressure to put together a winning run.
Villarreal have scored 12 goals in their opening five La Liga games and have now recorded back-to-back league victories and will be a testing proposition for the out-of-form hosts.
Unsurprisingly due to their stature, the hosts are heavy favourites for this encounter at odds of 2/7 with a Villarreal victory priced at 17/2 and the draw available at 5/1.
This fixture tends to produce lots of goals with 16 in the most recent three meetings, so over 4.5 goals at 9/5 appears to be a solid bet with over 3.5 at 4/5.
A ‘double chance’ on Villarreal to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 5/2 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/20.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 19/20.
One to watch for Barcelona: Luis Suarez is back in the Barcelona attack and scored two goals in his return in the recent 5-2 home victory over Valencia. He is available at 5/6 to score in this game.
One to watch for Villarreal: Gerard Moreno is the top scorer in La Liga early on with five strikes to his name in his first five outings. He is attractively priced at 14/5 to find the net here.
Long shot: Villarreal have won successive league matches to nil while Barcelona have already failed to score three times this season including each of the last two. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 28/1.