Villarreal hosts Barcelona
Villarreal hosts Barcelona at the Estadio de la Ceramica in a match from the 15th round of La Liga. Stay with us because we will offer you our football betting tips this weekend. Here we go!
Villarreal didn’t have the best start of the new season. Unai Emery’s team is currently 12th in the table with 16 points won which puts them 10 points behind Top 4. What’s worrying is the fact that Villarreal won just one of their last five matches in the league.
Last weekend the Yellow Submarine made their 7th draw for the season. The Europa League champions paid a visit to Celta Vigo and the game ended 1-1. Alberto Moreno opened the score for Emery’s team, but Brais Mendez equalised in the 72th minute.
Barcelona will look for a second win since the arrival of the new manager Xavi Hernandez. The legendary midfielder already debuted with a win in the Catalan derby against Espanyol. Memphis Depay scored a penalty kick in the second half and it was enough for Xavi’s team to take the win.
Xavi showed some brave ideas against Espanyol. He started the young Ilias Akhomach in the starting eleven and replaced him with another young player at half time – Abde Ezzalzouli. This proves that Xavi is not afraid to take risky decisions and trust his talented youngsters.
Xavi still can’t use some of his best players, though. Players like Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele and Pedri are sidelined and can’t play right now. The good news come from the recovery of Sergino Dest who now looks ready to come back in the squad and help his teammates.
That’s the football betting tips this weekend for the La Liga clash between Villarreal and Barcelona on Sunday. Unai Emery’s team look hurt right now, but they are dangerous enough to cause some trouble.