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Bet9ja Preview: Barcelona v Villarreal: Expect a glut of goals in Catalonia

13:02 SAST 2018/05/08
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The champions have been delivering goals in the Spanish top-flight consistently and should be in the scoring spirit against the Yellow Submarines

Villarreal make a trip to Camp Nou as they lock horns with Barcelona in the Primera Division on Wednesday night.

The Blaugrana have been impressive this season with their unbeaten streak extended to 35 games last Sunday after managing to hold firmly their ground in a stunning 2-2 stalemate against fierce rivals Real Madrid despite being reduced to 10 men.

Despite wrapping up the league title in grand style, Ernesto Valverde’s charges will be looking to close in on going the entire campaign without defeat. Thus, Bet9ja tips them at (1.25) as clear favourites.

The Yellow Submarine head into this tie on the back of a three-game winning streak, with their recent narrow 1-0 victory over Valencia last Saturday offered at odds of (10.25) as the underdogs.

To see this match end all square which is quite unlikely is available at a chunky (6.50).

In the last seven clashes with Javier Calleja’s men, Barca have won five times with a Handicap -1 on the hosts against the visitors. The bookies quote a price of (3.75) for this result to pay out in this match.

Valverde’s side have won to nil in eight of their last 17 home matches in the Spanish top-flight but have won two of their last seven home meetings in that manner against the men from Castellon.

It won’t therefore be out of place backing NO for the Catalans to win to nil in this duel. This is available at (1.50) with the same betting firm.

Backing both teams to score each other in this contest seems appealing, especially when the same outcome has surfaced in seven of their last 10 outings. Thus, punters can back a likely result here at odds of (1.68) .

What appears more profitable in this tie is to see an upshot of four or more goals notched. This has paid out in four of both sides’ last seven clashes and in five of the last seven top-flight games of the home team. Bet9ja prices odds of (1.78) for the same outcome.