Barcelona vs Villarreal LaLiga LIVE Football Score 25 April 2021
Barcelona are back in action this weekend with another crucial La Liga fixture as they take on Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday. The Catalans have been excellent in recent weeks and hold the upper hand going into this game.
Villarreal have exceeded expectations under Unai Emery this season but have been fairly inconsistent in recent weeks. The Yellow Submarines suffered a shock defeat against Deportivo Alaves earlier this week and will want to bounce back in this fixture.
Barcelona, on the other hand, are currently embroiled in a battle for the league title with Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Sevilla. The Blaugrana turned on the style to ease past Getafe in their previous game and will be confident ahead of this match
Barcelona travel to the Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday to face Villarreal with Ronald Koeman’s side knowing that seven wins will hand them the La Liga title.
The Blaugrana are five points behind leaders Atletico Madrid but have a game in hand and still have to face Diego Simeone’s side, meaning Barca’s title hopes are very much in their own hands.
Villarreal, meanwhile, are battling for fifth place in the table but also have a Europa League semi-final against Arsenal to look forward to on Thursday.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Latest Odds
Unai Emery’s men were roundly beaten 4-0 at Camp Nou earlier this season in one of their worst performances of the campaign, while Barca’s last trip to the province of Castellon saw them win 4-1 last July.
The Yellow Submarine are priced at 9/2 (4.50) with bet365 to record a win, while the Catalans can be backed at 4/6 (1.66) with the draw at 16/5 (4.20).
Villarreal vs Barcelona Team News
The hosts are without long-term absentee Vicente Iborra and full-back Pervis Estupinan is a doubt after missing the midweek defeat at Alaves.
Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho remain long-term absentees, as they have been for the majority of the season, whilst Martin Braithwaite and Ousmane Dembele both missed Thursday night’s 5-2 success over Getafe and will be assessed.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Preview
This fixture generally provides goals and entertainment, with the last four renewals combining for 20 goals, and Sunday’s clash should be another open encounter.
The hosts have scored in 16 of their last 17 matches in all competitions and they boast the top-scoring Spaniard in La Liga in Gerard Moreno.
In excellent form with has nine strikes in his last eight games in all competitions, the Spain forward will be vital to Villarreal’s hopes in this game.
Barca, for their part, come into the game having put five goals past Getafe with Lionel Messi scoring twice, and the visitors should be backed with confidence to score in their 12th consecutive away game in the Spanish top-flight.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is priced at 20/21 (1.98) and offers excellent value for this game between two of the division’s best attacking sides.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Head-to-Head
Barcelona have an exceptional record against Villarreal and have won 23 matches out of a total of 33 games played between the two teams. Villarreal have managed only three victories against Barcelona and will have to be at their best in this fixture.
The reverse fixture between the two teams took place in September last year and ended in an emphatic 4-0 victory for Barcelona. Villarreal struggled to cope with the Catalans’ attacking prowess on the day and will need to do a better job on Sunday.
Villarreal form guide in La Liga: L-W-L-W-W
Barcelona form guide in La Liga: W-L-W-W-W