On Thursday, October 20, the match of the 10th round of the Spanish Football Championship will take place, in which Barcelona will host Villarreal at the Camp Nou home stadium. The starting whistle will sound at 22:00 Kyiv time.
A year ago, the “blue garnet” was headed by the legend of the club Xavi. For a long time, the Catalans fought for the league title in La Liga, but they still failed to impose competition on Real Madrid. Barcelona cannot become the champion of Spain for three years in a row, and the last triumph in the Champions League dates back to the 2014/15 season.
The absence of trophies cannot please either the club’s fans or the management. Therefore, in the current campaign, Xavi’s wards will do everything possible to take the title. After nine rounds, Barcelona are in second place in the standings, three points behind the “creamy” ones. And all because of the defeat (1:3) in El Clasico last week.
“Yellow Submarine” last season threw all their strength into getting as far as possible in the Champions League. And the wards of Unai Emery managed to become semi-finalists of the most prestigious club tournament. At the last checkpoint before the final, they were stopped by the formidable English Liverpool.
But in the championship of Spain, Villarreal finished only on the seventh line of the standings, taking the last ticket to the third European Cup. In the new season of La Liga, the club also started not very well, gaining 15 points in 9 matches played. With them, Villarreal is in seventh place, 10 points behind the sole leader, Real Madrid.
Forecast for confrontation
We believe that Barcelona will win this match. Our bet will be the position – P1 with a coefficient of 1.50 on the Parimatch line.
“Barcelona”: ter Stegen – Balde, Garcia, Kunde, Roberto, Busquets, de Jong, Pedri, Lewandowski, Diaz, Dembele.
“Villarreal”: Wheels – Pedraza, Torres, Albiol, Mandi, Parejo, Pino, Morlanes, Baena, Jackson, Danjuma.
October 20, Thursday
Barcelona – Villarreal
Barcelona. Stadium “Camp Nou”. 22:00 TV broadcast on MEGOGO media service Forecast Aroged — 2:1