La Liga 2021/22: Villarreal vs Barcelona Head-to-Head Match Preview and Prediction

Barcelona and Villarreal go head-to-head this weekend as both teams will aim to get back to winning in the Spanish La Liga 2021/22 season. 

Unai Emery’s side has been disappointing so far; they currently stand in 12th place with only one win in their last two games. They come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United. 

While Barcelona has shown decent improvement since Xavi’s arrival as their new manager. However, the results have not been satisfactory. They were held in a 0-0 draw against Benfica at home. 

It looks like the Catalans are in a massive rebuilding phase and will need to quickly pick up the pace quickly. Their performances have been decent, but the players have not been clinical in front of the goal. 

Villarreal vs Barcelona: Head to Head Record

Total Matches4646
Goals Scored5598

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Villarreal vs Barcelona: Last 5 Head-to-Head Results

Date Result Competition  
25 Apr 2021Villarreal 1-2 BarcelonaLa Liga
28 Sept 2020Barcelona 4-0 Villarreal La Liga
6 Jul 2020Villarreal 1-4 BarcelonaLa Liga
25 Sept 2019Barcelona 2-1 VillarrealLa Liga
3 Apr 2019Villarreal 4-4 Barcelona La Liga

Villarreal vs Barcelona: Form Guide

Villarreal: L-W-W-D-L

Barcelona: D-W-D-W-D

Villarreal vs Barcelona: Trivia 

- Villarreal have failed to win in their last 24 games against Barcelona. (D6 L18)

- Barcelona are yet to win back to back league games this season

- Memphis Depay has been involved in the last three games. His longest run since April 2018 for Olympique de Lyon

Villarreal vs Barcelona: Predicted XI 

Villarreal XI 4-2-2: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinam, Pino, Capoue, Parejo, Gomez, Trigueros, Danjuma

Barcelona XI 4-3-3: Ter Stegen; Garcia, Pique, Lenglet, Dembele Busquets, De Jong, Alba, Nico, Gavi, Depay

Villarreal vs Barcelona: Prediction

Villarreal will need to work their way through in this fixture as Barcelona will be causing trouble. Unai Emery men will have to play out of their skins to register a victory against the Catalans. 

Barcelona have struggled to find the back of the net in previous matches, and most of the key players have picked up injuries causing a serious dilemma for Xavi. However, tactically Barcelona have exhibited great performance and will be eyeing a win in this game. 

Prediction: Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona 

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