FC Barcelona v Villarreal CF
KICK OFF: Sunday 2nd December 2018 | 17:30 GMT
LA LIGA: Matchday 14 | Camp Nou
Barcelona Have Just Too Much Firepower For Failing Villarreal
It’s been a tumultuous time for Barcelona in Ernesto Valverde’s second season at the helm. The Blaugrana are around 10 points worse off than they were at this stage last season, yet they’re still the side to beat at the summit of La Liga.
They boast the league’s two leading scorers in Suarez and Messi. The diminutive Argentinian, Messi, has been the driving force behind most of their success so far this year and will likely be eyeing this game against a poor Villarreal side to reassert their dominance in La Liga.
El Submarino Amarillo are having their worst season in years and could be in genuine danger of being relegated from Spain’s top division for the first time in the 21st century. Javier Calleja’s side are locked in a tight battle in the Europa League and look like they could be prioritising euro success over their league form - a risky strategy for sure.
Expect Barca to come out on top in this one, especially considering they’ve scored three or more in their last five home meetings.
- Result Prediction: Barcelona Win
- Score Prediction: BTTS and Barcelona to score over 2.5 Goals