FC Barcelona debuts in La Liga next Sunday when they host Villarreal, who are coming off an impressive 2-1 home win against Eibar on Saturday. FC Barcelona, on the other hand, beat Elche 1-0 to claim the Trofeo Joan Gamper last Friday. The game will be played behind closed doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Team to Win (Regular Time)
• FC Barcelona: 1.51
• Villarreal: 5.80
• Draw: 4.70
• FC Barcelona: -1, -1.5 (2.05)
• Villarreal: +1, +1.5 (1.88)
• Over 3 (1.84)
• Under 3 (2.06)
Key Points to Consider
FC Barcelona, coming off a 1-0 home win vs Elche, have 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws in their last 6 games overall. Villareal, coming off a 2-1 home win vs Eibar, have 3 losses, 2 wins and 1 draw in their last 6 games overall.
Momentum: FC Barcelona has been on an upward trend — with 3 straight wins.
Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in La Liga action on July 5, 2020 and FC Barcelona won 4-1.
For FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi has a 53.28 percent chance to score. He averages 5.9 shots overall per sim, 2.79 shots on goal per and 0.78 goals per sim.
For Villarreal, Gerard Moreno has a 30.92 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 1.59 shots overall per sim, 0.73 shots on goal per and 0.37 goals per sim.
FC Barcelona Moneyline.
Two-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on FC Barcelona in this one. Average score in simulations is FC Barcelona 2.08 to Villarreal 0.99.