After the conclusion of November’s Champions League fixtures, Villarreal and Barcelona will clash off on Saturday at Estadio De La Ceramica in the 15th round of the 2021-22 La Liga season. Barcelona fans are hoping to make it back-to-back La Liga victories under new head coach Xavi when they face Villarreal on Saturday night. Both teams will enter the match with a disappointing result in their last game. Barcelona were held to a goalless draw by Benfica at Camp Nou while Villarreal suffered a 0:2 home defeat against Manchester United in a Champions League clash on Tuesday. Villarreal is currently occupying 12th place in the table standings with 16 points, while Barcelona are sitting on the 6th place with 20 points. See Villarreal vs Barcelona Dream11 Prediction.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Match Details
Fixture : La Liga Match Day 15 of 38
Date : 28 November, Sunday
Time : 1:30 AM
Venue : El Madrigal
Villarreal vs Barcelona Match Preview
The last game between the two clubs was played on May 16, 2021. Barcelona emerged victorious after they snatched a 2-1 thriller win away in Villarreal in the 2020-21 La Liga season. The two teams will meet for the first time in the 2021/2022 La Liga season. Barcelona would look to dominate the game and are favorites to win this game because Xavi has brought quite a change in the squad. It will be tough fixture for both Emery and Xavi. Villarreal is also capable of giving Barcelona a surprise punch denting their La Liga title dreams
Villarreal vs Barcelona Team News
Martin Braithwaite is recovering from knee surgery and is doubtful to return to the field before the end of the year. It is rumored that Sergio Aguero has been forced into an early retirement due to his heart problems. Ansu Fati will again be unavailable for selection here after he picked up a hamstring problem during the clash with Celta Vigo. Pedri has suffered a setback in his recovery from a muscular problem and he will have to miss the remainder of the year. Sergi Roberto is currently on the sidelines with a muscular problem, and availability is in doubt.
As for the hosts Villarreal, star striker Gerard Moreno will miss the game. He has been out with a torn hamstring, which he sustained in late October. The injury has kept him out of their last seven matches.
Villarreal vs Barcelona Head to Head in La Liga
Villarreal won : 8
Barca won : 25
Draw : 9
Villarreal vs Barcelona Predicted Lineups
Villarreal : Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza; Parejo, Capoue, Coquelin; Pino, Dia, Danjuma
Barcelona : Ter Stegen; Araujo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Nico, Busquets, F. De Jong; Demir, Depay, Gavi.
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Villarreal vs Barcelona Dream11 Prediction
Goalkeeper: Ter Stegen
Defenders: Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres
Midfielders: F. De Jong, Manuel Trigueros, Sergio Busquets
Forwards: Memphis Depay, Dia, Danjuma
Note: The above Villarreal vs Barcelona Dream 11 Prediction is based on our own analysis. It does not guarantee a positive result.