Matches between these two sides tend to be exciting and highly competitive affairs, with Barcelona needing an injury-time goal from Lionel Messi to salvage a 1-1 draw the last time they met back in January.
Luis Enrique's men know they can not afford to drop any more points if they want to keep their title hopes alive while Villarreal are looking to secure fifth spot and Europa League football next term.
In recent weeks, the Blaugrana have been in fine scoring form having netted at least three goals in seven of their last eight league matches, and putting seven past lowly Osasuna in their last match at the Camp Nou.
While Villarreal boast the second-best defensive record in the division, they tend to concede goals in their visits to Catalonia and in each of their last three trips to the Camp Nou, Barcelona have scored three goals.
As mentioned previously, this bet has paid out in each three of the last meetings in all competitions between these two teams in Barcelona while if we delve a little further we can also see it has proved profitable in five of Villarreal's last eight visits.
Of course, the Yellow Submarine are a good team as shown in their 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid last week, and their 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu earlier in the season. They are capable of finding the back of the net at the Camp Nou where both teams to score is offered at 8/13 (1.62).
Yet Villarreal tend to tire when they play Barca away, and the Catalans are capable of using the spaces that should open up to score three goals.
|Barcelona to score exactly three goals at 11/4 (3.25) for a 1pt stake with Paddy Power|