Villarreal vs Barcelona Predictions and Odds
LaLiga is advancing and anything can happen in these remaining matchdays. Clubs are fighting hard for each of the positions. In Villarreal vs Barcelona even the ability to win the title more comfortably is at stake. The Yellow Submarines will have to deal with this pressure.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Odds and Statistics
Villarreal vs Barcelona Betting tips LaLiga: The season so far.
Villarreal’s start was good, their defense was one of the best the team had to offer. But of their last five games before the World Cup break, three defeats were dropping them down the standings. No doubt Villarreal vs Barcelona may not be the best chance to bounce back.
Villarreal vs Barcelona can contribute to perpetuate the Blaugranas’ position for first place. It is absolutely necessary to get three points to distance themselves from the nearest rival, who are as thirsty for the title as they are.
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The most recent Villarreal vs Barcelona was played in the first part of the competition, on matchday #10 of 20 – 10 – 2022 at the Spotify Camp Nou. On this occasion, the Yellow Submarines were totally annulled after coming having some very good appearances. As usual in many games of the Blaugranas, they kept the ball for the majority of the game, 70%. On the contrary, the Grogets only dominated the ball for 30% of the entire game.
Barcelona consolidated an important number of efficiency in their passes, 93% of them were effective, while Villarreal’s were 84% accurate. The locals would open fire on the opponent’s side in five opportunities, conceding 3 goals, while the visitors shot against the goal only once.
The first few minutes passed in a very exciting way, Barcelona was incessantly looking for shots on goal and at least they were getting them, Villarreal on the other hand, held back and approached cautiously on the counterattacks.
The only thing missing was precision in the shot for Barcelona, which was dominating the match, and it would be the then almost debutant, Robert Lewandowski, who would boldly execute a pass from Jordi Alba to score the first goal in the 31st minute of the match.
The second goal came almost as a replica of the first one, the Groguets, unsettled on the field after the first goal, did not react to a new attack generated by Gavi with a pass to goal for the striker Lewandowski to once again slot the ball inside the three posts.
The locals did not rest and taking advantage of every ball they stole, they ran to counterattack, in the 38th minute when Ferran Torres passed the ball to his teammate Ansu Fati to score, his first shot hit the post and the rebound would not peel it, the Villarreal vs Barcelona match was 0 – 3 in just seven minutes. Who saved the Yellow Submarines from a providential defeat was their goalkeeper, hero.
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Prediction for Villarreal vs Barcelona in February 2023
Of the last five Villarreal vs Barcelona encounters that have taken place between 2020 and 2022, four of them have been wins for the Blaugranas and one victory for the Groguets. At this point in the season, both clubs have already made it a little clearer to us what each can achieve. Barcelona are clinging like never before to the option of retaining LaLiga, while Villarreal are suffering the cost of stumbling towards the middle of the table. It is possible that this match will end 3 – 0 or 4 – 1 in favor of the visitors.
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