Villarreal welcomes Barcelona to El Madrigal on Tuesday for the teams meeting of round 30 in La Liga. The hosts are 17th and just outside the relegation zone, with a slender one point lead over Celta Vigo who they lost to on Saturday. Barcelona are top of the table with a 10 point lead over second placed Atletico Madrid.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|Villarreal||Loss||0 W/ 5 D/ 15 L||0 W/ 3 D/ 7 L|
|Barcelona||Win||15 W/ 5 D/ 0 L||7 W/ 3 D/ 0 L|
Last game between the teams: 02.12.2018 Barcelona – Villarreal 2:0; Gerard Pique 36′, Carles Alena 87′
Last game at this venue: 10.12.2017 Villarreal – Barcelona 0:2; Luis Suarez 72′, Lionel Messi 83′; Daniel Raba from the home side was sent off with straight red card in the 60′
Worth mentioning: Villarreal have not beaten Barcelona in the last ten years or twenty H2H matches and are on a four game losing streak. Seven of the last ten encounters featured over 2,5 goals and the same number witnessed goals at both ends.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Stats
|As of 31.03||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Villarreal||Loss||6 W/ 1 D/ 3 L||3 W 1 D/ 1 L|
|Barcelona||Win||8 W/ 2 D/ 0 L||4 W/ 1 D/ 0 L|
Last game Villarreal: 30.03.2019 Celta Vigo – Villarreal 3:2; Iago Aspas 50′, 86′ (penalty), Maximiliano Gomez 71′; Karl Toko Ekambi 11′, Alfonso Pedraza 15′
Last game Barcelona: 30.03.2019 Barcelona – Espanyol 2:0; Lionel Messi 71′, 89′
Top performers Villarreal: Karl Toko Ekambi 7 goals 1 assist, Gerard Moreno 5 goals, Santi Cazorla 4 goals 6 assists.
Top performers Barcelona: Lionel Messi 31 goals 12 assists, Luis Suarez 18 goals 6 assists, Ousmane Dembele 8 goals 4 assists.
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Villarreal’s four game winning streak was put to an end after they lost to Celta Vigo on Saturday. The “Yellow Submarine” gained quick two-goal lead, but collapsed after the break and left the field in disappointment. The team has scored two or more goals in each of their last five outings, with four of these games seeing both teams scoring. The same goes for the last four Villarreal matches at El Madrigal.
Barcelona are on a seven game winning streak and unbeaten in the fourteen encounters. Three of the last five produced over 3,5 goals and saw both sides scoring, while Barca kept a clean sheet in the other two.
Villarreal vs Barcelona News
Missing players Villarreal: Miguelon, Jaume Costa and Manu Trigueros are out of the game. Gerard Moreno, Javi Fuego and Bruno Soriano are doubtful.
Missing players Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele and Rafinha Alcantara will miss the match. Jasper Cillessen is under question.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Predictions
Both teams to score – 1.57 @ bet365