Last Updated: January 3, 2020
Barcelona will look to close the gap at the top of the La Liga table when they host Villarreal at the Camp Nou on Sunday evening. Barcelona managed to salvage a point from their trip to Atletico Madrid last weekend, with Ousmane Dembele scoring the equalizer in the stoppage time. On the flip side, Villarreal won 2-1 at home against Betis, with Gerard Moreno and Samuel Chukwueze both getting on the scoresheet within the space of two minutes. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Barcelona have suffered just one defeat in their last 13 games across all competitions. They were on a three-game winless streak prior to their 1-2 away victory at PSV in their Champions League midweek clash. The negative thing is that Barca are winless in two league outings at the moment. This leaves the Blaugrana second in the La Liga table, just one point behind the current leaders Sevilla.
On the other hand, Villarreal were on a five-game winless run across all competitions prior to their narrow 2-1 home victory against Betis last time out in La Liga. Despite the recent win, Villarreal still find themselves only in 16th spot in the standings, just three points clear of the bottom three. The most worrying thing is that the Yellow Submarine are winless in six competitive trips at this point.
Barcelona’s most recent home meetings against Villarreal ended in big-margin victories, so we fancy a similar outcome here. Our betting tips and predictions would back the Asian Handicap -1.5, -2 on Barcelona at odds 1.75.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Asian Handicap -1.5, -2 on Barcelona at odds 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Barcelona have won seven of their last ten home games across all competitions, having scored at least two goals in each of these. In addition, the giant Catalans have won their last eight home meetings with Villarreal. On the flip side, Villarreal have failed to win any of their last seven competitive trips. Our preview fancies Asian Handicap -1.5, -2 on Barcelona at odds 1.75.
Barcelona to win at odds 1.25
Barcelona vs Villarreal Draw at odds 6.50
Villarreal to win at odds 11.00
Correct Score odds
Barcelona have found the back of the net at least twice in nine of their last ten home games across all competitions. Furthermore, Barca have netted at least three goals in each of their last five home meetings with Villarreal. On the other hand, Villarreal have allowed at least two goals in five of their last seven competitive trips. Our correct score prediction anticipate Barcelona to win 3-0 at odds 8.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Barcelona to win 3-0 at odds 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Barcelona are the league’s topscorers by far, having already scored 35 goals in 13 rounds. Eight of Barcelona’s last ten home games have seen more than three goals. On the contrary, Villarreal’s defence has been terrible on the road recently, having conceded five goals in their most recent two trips. Our total goals prediction expect over 2.5 goals at odds 1.36.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Over 2.5 goals at odds 1.36[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lionel Messi is Barcelona’s joint top scorer at the moment despite the fact that he has been out through injury for a couple of weeks. The Argentine superstar also got on the scoresheet in Barca’s Champions League midweek clash with PSV and we back him to find the opener here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Lionel Messi at odds 3.10.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lionel Messi at odds 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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