S. TV guideVillarreal team news & squadAlfonso Pedraza, Nicolas Jackson, Giovani Lo Celso and goalkeeper Filip Jorgensen missed the game at Elche that ended in a 3-1 defeat and the injured players are not expected to be available against Barcelona. Meanwhile, for someone who was not involved at the weekend, Pau Torres is likely to partner Raul Albiol at centre-back. Gerard Moreno will spearhead the attack. Villarreal possible XI: Reina; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Mojica; Capoue, Parejo; Chukwueze, Baena, Pino; Moreno PositionPlayersGoalkeepersReinaDefendersTorres, Mandi, Albiol, Mojica, Moreno, Foyth, FemeniaMidfieldersCoquelin, Capoue, Parejo, Trigeuros, Baena, Pino, ChukwuezeForwardsMoreno, MoralesBarcelona team news & squadOusmane Dembele's hamstring injury will keep him out of action until around March, with Sergio Busquets joining him on the sidelines after hurting his ankle in the Sevilla win.
The Blaugrana will face Real Madrid in a two-legged semifinal in the Copa del Rey. After their fixture with Villarreal, they will take on English giants Manchester United over two legs in a Europa League knockout round playoff, with the first match set to occur at Camp Nou next week. Barcelona president Joan Laporta made it clear that his intention is for the squad to capture the La Liga silverware, which is a delightful sight given that they now have 53 points, eight points clear of second-placers Real Madrid in the same number of games (20). Barcelona will not see Sergio Busquets and Ousmane Dembele on the pitch for this fixture.
Villarreal-Barcelona Preview, Pick, How To WatchFC Barcelona (17-2-1) go into this weekend with the opportunity to open up an 11-point advantage at the top of La Liga as they challenge Villarreal (9-4-7) at the Estadio de la Ceramica. Check out our La Liga odds series, featuring our Villarreal-Barcelona prediction and pick. Xavi’s team has been on an incredible run of late, winning all of their last 10 games in all competitions in January. The league leaders in La Liga have just lost once since the World Cup break.
Pau Torres is expected to be back for the squad, which is a bigger improvement on defense. Raul Albiol, Johan Mojica, and Juan Foyth will join Torres in the backline. Etienne Capoue, Dani Parejo, and Alejandro Baena will be the starting midfielders. Samuel Chukwueze and Yeremy Pino will join Gerard Moreno to helm the attack. Why Barcelona Can Beat VillarrealBarcelona’s run in the Champions League was a huge letdown, but aside from the European disappointment, Barca looks to continue their good run in the Europa League. Club legend Xavi won his first silverware as Barcelona manager last month, defeating bitter rivals Real Madrid to win the Spanish Super Cup. The Catalan outfit also is hoping to continue their success in the Copa del Rey, picking up wins over CF Intercity, AD Ceuta, and Real Sociedad.
History has been unfavorable to the Yellow Submarine: in head-to-head fixtures, Villarreal won only three straight matches against Barcelona between 2007 and 2008 but just won only one of the last 27 matches played between the two squads in La Liga. They are also going up against a strong Barcelona side with the best road record, which has 27 points from 10 matches on their away games. Villarreal will have to make adjustments in this game, as Alfonso Pedraza, Nicolas Jackson, Giovani Lo Celso, and Filip Jorgensen are out in this match.
5 Goals: +100How to Watch Villarreal vs. BarcelonaTV: ESPN DeportesStream: ESPN+Time: 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT*Watch soccer LIVE with fuboTV (click for a free trial)*Why Villarreal Can Beat BarcelonaVillarreal won four of their five league matches between Nov. 9 and Jan. 22 to place themselves in strong position in the table. Villarreal looked to have turned a corner under Quique Setien but after a string of bad results, he faces some problems especially with the outputs of his football tactics on the pitch. The turn of the calendar gave the Yellow Submarine bad luck as they now lost their last two games against Rayo Vallecano and Elche CF, making themselves the first team to be beaten by the latter in La Liga this term. Setien’s team has been outstanding at home, picking up 19 points from six wins, one draw, and two losses in nine matches, which is the fourth-best record in the Spanish division.
Villarreal vs Barcelona: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time
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Quique Setien’s squad sits eighth in the Spanish table and hopes to secure a spot for a possible European contention. They hold a two-game losing streak and hope to grab their first win in February. Here are the Villarreal-Barcelonasoccer odds, courtesy of FanDuel. La Liga Odds: Villarreal-Barcelona OddsVillarreal: +370Barcelona: -145Draw: +290Over 2. 5 Goals: -122Under 2.
Villarreal vs Barcelona: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time & where to watchBarcelona 9:00 AM EST 2/12/23 How to watch Villarreal against Barcelona in La Liga on TV and online in the United Kingdom, United States and India. League leaders Barcelona will be looking to create a gap of 11 points between them and Real Madrid in the La Liga title race when the Catalan giants take on Villarreal at El Madrigal on Sunday. Xavi's men are on a brilliant run of 10 games without defeat in all competitions that includes winning each of their last five league matches after the 3-0 victory over Sevilla, while Villarreal aim to bounce back after back-to-back defeats in the league.
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