Villarreal will fight for booking a place in Europe for next season on Sunday, when Unai Emery’s men travel to Camp Nou for a clash against Barcleona. The Catalans have already secured second place, so the clash has virtually no meaning for them, while anything but a victory might see the Yellow Submarine lose their seventh place to Atheltic Bilbao.
Where and when: Nou Camp – 22 May, kick-off 21:00
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Villarreal: Bet365 Live streaming
Last time: Barcelona beat Villarreal 3-1 at Estadio de la Ceramica in the first game between those teams this season that took place all the way back in November.
Barcelona vs. Villarreal Predictions and Preview
Bacrelona are on a four-games unbeaten streak that already earned them the second place in La Liga this season. This means that Xavi’s men will only play for their pride in the final game this weekend, when Villarreal travel to Catalonia. Xavi’s men won each of their last five clashes against the Yellow Submarine, but the legendary midfielder will be tempted to give playing time to some players that didn’t find enough space this season.
However, this is a game that could save the domestic campaign of Villarreal, who failed to repeat their Champions League heroics in La Liga and currently hold a one point lead over Athletic Bilbao and sit in seventh place. Playing in Europe is a matter of prestige for the visitors, who will be the more determined team on Wednesday, as they will be looking to book a place for next season’s Conference League.
Barcelona vs. Villarreal full time result odds
Villarreal haven’t beaten Barcelona away from home in more than 14 years, so it makes sense that the Catalans are 13/12 favourites to get three points this weekend. However, the visitors have plenty to play for, while Xavi’s men haven’t really dazzled the world this term, so going for a victory for Unai Emery’s side at 5/2 in these Barcelona vs. Villarreal tips might be worth taking the risk.
Barcelona vs. Villarreal both teams to score odds
Five of the last six games between those teams saw BTTS pay off, while the same applies for each of Villarreal’s last five games in all competitions. At the same time, both teams found the back of the net in Barcelona’s last two games at Nou Camp, so our suggestion for this weekend is to go with BTTS, available at 6/13, while the odds raise to 4/1 if Villarreal also end up winning.
Barcelona vs. Villarreal correct score odds
Villarreal beat Getafe by 2-1 away from home recently and although Barcelona are a different animal, the Catalans have little to play for, so a historic victory for the visitors might be on the cards. The Catalans lost two of their last four games at home, while the Yellow Submarine beat Rayo Vallecano in their last game on the road and will be super motivated. Therefore, a 2-1 victory for Unai Emery’s men seems like a good option and can be backed up at 12/1.
Barcelona vs. Villarreal first goalscorer odds
Arnaut Danjuma’s 10 strikes, mean that the Dutch striker is Villarreal’s top scorer in La Liga this term. Xavi might be tempted to field many youngsters here, so it is far from certain that the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Memphis Depay will start for the hosts. Barcelona will also be missing four defenders due to injuries, so going with Danjuma as a first scorer at 27/5 might be a good option.