Barcelona has had just a few days to lick their wounds since losing against Real Madrid in Sunday’s Clasico and seeing their rivals go three points clear in La Liga.
It was the first loss of the domestic season for Xavi’s team and they will now be determined to secure a positive result against a Villarreal side that has had mixed results so far this season but actually have the meanest defense at this stage of the campaign after conceding only three times in nine games.
Where is Barcelona vs Villarreal playing?
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Stadium: Spotify Camp Nou
- Date: Thursday 20 October
- Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST / 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST
- VAR: TBC
- Referee: TBC
Where can you watch Barcelona vs Villarreal in the UK?
- Channel: Premier Sports 2
- Broadcast Time: 19:55 (BST)
- Streaming Service: La Liga TV
Where can you watch Barcelona vs Villarreal in The United States?
- Streaming Service: ESPN+
- Broadcast Time EST: 15:00
- Broadcast Time PST: 12:00
Where can you watch Barcelona vs Villarreal in Canada?
- Streaming Service: TSN 5
- Broadcast Time (EST): 15:00
Where can you watch Barcelona vs Villarreal Highlights?
- Channel: Premier Sports
- Stream: La Liga YouTube channel
- Barcelona vs Villarreal H2H Results
- Barcelona: 28 Wins
- Villarreal: 8 Wins
- Draws: 10
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Barcelona team news
Memphis Depay, Ronald Araujo, and Andreas Christensen miss out for Barcelona in this one, while Hector Bellerin is also a doubt.
Barcelona predicted lineup vs Villarreal
Barcelona Starting 11: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Kounde, Garcia, Alba; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Torres, Lewandowski, Dembele
Bench: Pena, Tenaus, Pique, Torre, Alonso, Balde, De Jong, Kessie, Fati, Raphinha
Villarreal team news
Juan Foyth, Gerard Moreno, and Francis Coquelin will miss this one. Kiko Femenia and Giovani Lo Celso are potential doubts.
Villarreal predicted lineup vs Barcelona
Villarreal Starting 11: Rulli; Mandi, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza; Parejo, Baena, Morlanes; Danjuma, Jackson, Pino
Bench: Reina, Jorgensen, Cuenca, Mojica, Trigueros, Chukwueze, A. Moreno, Morales
Barcelona vs Villarreal score prediction
Despite struggling in Europe and coming off second best against Real Madrid, Barcelona has shown this season they are more than capable of beating ‘the rest’ in La Liga.
Villarreal might cause them problems because of just how well they have defended this season, but the quality of Barcelona’s attacking players, having also had an extra day of rest since each last played, should just about give them the edge.
Prediction: Barcelona 1-0 Villarreal