Barcelona vs Villarreal : match preview
Barcelona will host yellow submarines on gameweek 14 of laliga and the hosts are looking to get back to winning days after draw aganist Atletico madrid and a loss with Real sociedad .
Barcelona could move back to the top the table with a win against Villarreal on Sunday.The hosts are just a point behind first-place Sevilla, who are in action later when they face Alaves .
The Yellow Submarine are also desperate to gain three points from their trip to the Nou Camp and are surprisingly just a few points above the relegation zone.Villarreal finished fifth last season, but have struggled to find the same level of consistency this term.
Ernesto Valverde is still without a number of key players ahead of the game on Sunday.Jasper Cillessen, Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen, Sergi Roberto, Sergi Samper, Arthur, Rafinha and Luis Suarez are all unavailable for the gamel due to injury.
As a result, Barcelona are expected to line-up with the same team that started in the 2-1 victory against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday. Catalans have picked up 25 points from 13 games and currently sit second in the table. and their superstar has nine goals to his name and five assists, no one has directly contributed to more La Liga goals than the Argentine.
But it’s all opposite for Villarreal who are struggling to find the back of the net this campaign and their top goal scorer from last year Carlos Bacca, has scored just one league goal in 10 games.