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Villarreal vs Barcelona. Preview

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Spanish la Liga. Round 30

20 March, 2016, 16:00 GMT+1

Venue: El Madrigal, Villarreal

Referee: Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez

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The central clash of round 30 promises to be very interesting. Seemingly unbeatable Barcelona still has weak points, while Villarreal is having a disappointing series of 2 defeats in a row. However, Villarreal were able to show real battles against both of the grands from Madrid. Let us go deep into some of the details, and then take time to think whether Marcelino’s team is able to create problems for the most frightening team in Europe, at the moment.

La Liga table positions:

Teams P W D L Goals Form Pts
1 Barcelona 29 24 3 2 84-22 WWWWW 75
4 Villarreal 29 15 8 6 35-23 DWDLL 53

Probable lineups:

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Missing players:

Villarreal: Samuel, Dos Santos

Barcelona: Ramirez

Situation in European Cups:

Villarreal: Played against Bayer Leverkusen in Europa League round of 16 and won 2-0 on aggregate. In round of 8 will play against Sparta Praha.

Barcelona: Beat Arsenal in UCL round of 16 with aggregate score of 5-1. In round of 8 will meet Atletico Madrid.

Match facts:

  • Barcelona are not losing in 38 consecutive games in all competitions
  • Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is finally back after his injury got in September 2015.
  • Barcelona have won in their last 7 matches against Villarreal in all competitions, scoring at least 3 goals in last 4.
  • Villarreal kept 3 clean sheets in their last five matches.

By: Inga Voskerchian