Barcelona at the Nou Camp To Host Villarreal In Second Meeting

Barcelona vs Villarreal
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It’s the second meeting of these two sides this Season and this time the venue is the Nou Camp. The Yellow Submarine will be keen to take points back home with them.

Going into this match in seventh place, Villarreal face an up-hill struggle when they travel to second placed Barca.

Barcelona’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 73 points this season

Following a 0-0 draw against Getafe, Barca will be hoping for more.

Also, Barca keep finding ways to win, having secured 13 victories in their last 17 meetings is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With 73 points, they currently sit second in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 21 wins, 6 losses and 10 draws having won 21 games, drawn 10 fixtures, and lost six matches.

When Barca host Villarreal, they will do so on the back of 12 victories, two darts, and four losses on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see Barcelona on 76 points.

Good atacking and defensive team

Barca have a solid defence, with only 36 goals conceded in their previous games. This has been a good season so far for Barca, in terms of goals scored (68). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (11), Memphis Depay (4), and Ferran Torres (4).

Xavi could be missing up to six of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

This season’s LaLiga campaign, has so far seen Villarreal achieve 56 points

Unai Emery will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.

Also, Villarreal keep finding ways to win, having secured 10 victories in their last 20 fixtures is astonishing this season. Their position is seventh in the League and they have 56 points, that is, 15W, 11L and 11D having won 15 meetings, drawn 11 games, and lost 11 matches.

Villarreal’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Barca. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won five games, drawn five meetings, and lost eight fixtures.

Victory for Villarreal would take their points tally to 59 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Villarreal have a good scoring record this season, with 61 netted so far (57 from open play and four penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Arnaut Danjuma (5), Yeremi Pino (4), and Alfonso Pedraza (3). Villarreal have conceded 37 goals.

Villarreal’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Unai Emery, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Barcelona v Villarreal – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Barca and Villarreal have faced each other 47 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Barca’s favour (29 – 8). Also, Barca recent form against Villarreal has been outstanding, winning on four out of the last seven games. The last time they played each other in this competition Villarreal delivered a 1-3 away win.

Other standout players for Barca are Memphis Depay and Ferran Torres with four goals and four goals respectively and for Villarreal are Yeremi Pino and Alfonso Pedraza with four goals and three goals respectively.