Our Primera Division expert, Phil Kitromilides, believes that the Yellow Submarine will be able to breach a fragile Barca back line to land his recommended bet for the matchOver the last few years these two sides have served up some highly entertaining fixtures and Sunday night's encounter at El Madrigal should be pleasing on the eye despite both teams seeing their seasons limp to disappointing climaxes.
Villarreal had looked like being able to challenge for a Champions League spot at one point but just two wins in nine matches mean that they will have to be content with consolidating the final Europa League place.
Barcelona's woes have been well documented although it is worth pointing out that the Blaugrana are far from mathematically out of the title race. Bet365 price a home win at 11/2 (6.50) while Barca can be backed at 4/9 (1.44) and the draw available at 7/2 (4.50).
Defensively it should be noted that Barca are down to the bare bones with a series of unfortunate injuries depriving them of pretty much their entire first choice back four as well as their goalkeeper.
This has been reflected in their inability to keep clean sheets, with Tata Martino's men conceding in each of their last six games.
Villarreal for their part have consistently found the back of the net at home scoring in all but two of the 17 league fixtures they have contested at El Madrigal this season, including against Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Both teams to score, then, seems the logical bet and the price of 8/11 (1.72) is slightly bigger than one might have expected given the two teams' respective records, making it well worthy of consideration.
|Both teams to score at 8/11 (1.72) for a 2.0pt stake with bet365