This Sunday, 8th January, Villarreal will play against Barcelona, at 19:45, UK time. The game is part of the 17th Round of LaLiga, both sides fighting for top positions in Spain. As expected, the Catalans start in pole-position here, but their mission will not be an easy one for sure, facing the strongest defense in the country.

Yesterday was excellent, with 3/3 winning combos and a decent record with single bets.

Villarreal

  • With eight wins, five draws, and three losses, the team is in the 5th position of the table.
  • With a gain of 29 points, Villarreal managed to score 25 goals and conceded 11, having the best defense in Spain.
  • In the last five matches, they have been defeated just one time, ticking one more draw and three wins.
  • In the last two games in LaLiga, Villarreal scored three goals per game.
  • Talking about home matches, the team is also in good form, with just two losses in the last 10 games.
  • Their last two games were played in Copa del Rey: 1-1 vs. Toledo, and 1-3 vs. Real Sociedad.

Villarreal probable lineup (4-4-2): Asenjo - Costa, Musacchio, Ruiz, Mario - Castillejo, Bruno, Trigueros, Santos - Sansone, Pato.

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Missing players: Roberto Soldado, Denis Cheryshev, Cedric Bakambu.

Barcelona

  • Barcelona are in very good form, with 10 wins, four draws, and two losses so far.
  • They are in the second position, with 34 points, having a 41-16 goal difference, so they have the second best attack after Real Madrid
  • In five out of the last six matches, Barca scored at least three goals per game.
  • In this game, FCB will have just one missing player, Jasper Cillessen, who is injured.
  • Barcelona is unbeaten in the last five meetings vs. Villarreal, checking one 2-2 draw and four victories.
  • Messi, Suarez, Neymar and their teammates have no other option than victory, since Real Madrid won three points yesterday against Granada.

Barcelona probable lineup (4-3-3): Stegen - Roberto, Mascherano, Pique, Alba - Iniesta, Busquets, D.Suarez - Messi, L.Suarez, Neymar.

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Missing players: Jasper Cillessen.

Villarreal vs Barcelona predictions

Main prediction: Under 3.75 goals AH @ 1.38

Second prediction: Villarreal to receive more cards @ 1.52

Final score recommendations: 1-2 or 0-2 @ 8.00 or 8.50 #Betting Predictions #betting tips #Football