Barcelona vs. Villarreal La Liga Betting Tips and Preview

Barcelona vs. Villarreal, La Liga

Spanish champions Barcelona have lost top spot in La Liga despite last weekend’s late equaliser at Atletico Madrid but will aim to bounce back at home to Villarreal on Sunday at the Camp Nou. The Yellow Submarine are underdogs and are enduring a tough campaign but are unbeaten in five games across all competitions.

Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 2 December, kick-off 17:30

Where you can see Barcelona vs. Villarreal: William Hill, Eleven Sports

Last time: Barca ran out 5-1 victors at home to Villarreal in May after they had already won La Liga, while Ernesto Valverde’s side also ran out 2-0 victors away to the Yellow Submarine. Villarreal have not won in 21 attempts in this fixture, a run stretching back to March 2008.

Villarreal ‘double chance’ 16/5 Offer Williamhill
Over 4.5 goals 7/4 Offer Betvictor
Samuel Chukwueze anytime scorer 4/1 Offer 888sport

Barcelona vs. Villarreal Predictions and Preview

Barcelona have lost top spot in La Liga after collecting just one point from their last two games and face another tricky proposition on Sunday.

The Yellow Submarine are unbeaten in five games and won their first home league game of the season against Real Betis last time out.

Javi Calleja’s side have shown respectable form away from home, with eight points from their six games on the road to date.

Barca’s last home game was a 3-4 reverse against Real Betis – their first home league loss in 26 months and have not hit their stride to date this season.

However, the hosts are clear favourites for this encounter at odds of 24/100 with a Villarreal victory priced at 10/1 and the draw available at 11/2.

These fixtures tend to produce a lot of goals with just 35 going in across the last nine meetings, so Over 4.5 goals at 7/4 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 16/5 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/33.

If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 4/5.

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One to watch for Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele has netted in each of his last two La Liga appearances and this could be his big chance to push on with Luis Suarez out injured – he is 11/8 to score at any point here.

One to watch for Villarreal: Nigerian forward Samuel Chukwueze only made his first start for the Yellow Submarine in November but has netted three goals in five starts since – including netting in his two most recent La Liga games against Rayo Vallecano and Real Betis. He is priced at 4/1 to find the net in this game.

Long shot: Villarreal have already drawn nine games in all competitions this season while Barcelona are without a win in three games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 42/1.

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