Barcelona – Villarreal: prediction for the match of the championship of Spain

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In the match Barcelona – Villarreal on December 2, 2018, the Catalans will try to break their two-match losing streak in the Spanish championship. The starting whistle at the Camp Nou stadium will sound at 19:30 Moscow time.

Barcelona “Blue Garnet” in the 12th round were guests at the “Wanda Metropolitano”, where they were hosted by Atlético Madrid. Departure to the capital promised to be quite difficult, because taking risks in the game with Atlético is extremely dangerous. The importance of this match was understood by both sides, so in the first half the game did without scoring chances near both gates. Much more interesting game went after the break, the impetus to attacking actions happened in the 77th minute, Diego Costa closed the canopy from the corner flag and brought the hosts ahead. After a missed goal, the team of Ernesto Valverde had to come up with something in order to prevent defeat in an important game. The savior for the Catalans was Ousmane Dembele, the Frenchman, who entered the field in the 80th minute, scored in the last minute of normal time, Dembele broke into the free zone and shot past the goalkeeper – 1:1. A draw did not allow Barca to maintain leadership in La Liga, but the gap from Sevilla is only one point, so the “blue garnet” can count on the return of the first line only if they win the Barcelona-Villarreal match. Villarreal “Yellow Submarine” in the new season is completely different from itself. The team managed by Javier Calleja only occupies the 16th position of the championship. Villarreal’s situation could have worsened even more, because the team did not win the championship for almost two months, but the series was interrupted in a home match with Betis. The players of the “yellow submarine” began to create their first moments in the game against Betis in the first half, Samuel Chukwueze had a great chance to open an account, the Nigerian midfielder went to a rendezvous with the goalkeeper, but the latter rescued his team. The advantage of the hosts’ players was noticeable after the break, but for a long time the goalkeeper of the guests rescued his team. Even the goalkeeper failed to help Betis in the 52nd minute, Santi Cazorla closed the canopy from a corner and sent the ball exactly into the far corner of the goal. Two minutes later, Cazorla also scored an assist, the Spaniard threw the ball under the blow of Chukvueze – the midfielder did not miss. The two-goal advantage still needed to be kept, so towards the end of the match, Sergio Asenjo, the hosts’ goalkeeper, also began to work to save his team several times. Asenjo failed to do anything only in the 90th minute, Giovani Lo Celso struck without a chance for the goalkeeper and reduced the gap. It was a blessing for the players of the “yellow submarine” that there was practically no time left – 2:1. Despite such a low position in the championship, the gap between the 16th line and the European Cup zone is only six points. In case of victory in the match Barcelona – Villarreal, the players of the guests may well count on reducing the gap from the sixth place. Odds for the match Barcelona – Villarreal December 2, 2018 Bookmakers from Pari-Match do not really believe in the success of the away team. Odds for the match Barcelona – Villarreal: Barcelona to win – 1.25; Draw – 6.60; Villarreal win – 11.5. Barcelona v Villarreal: Barça’s match prediction has been the same as Villarreal’s for almost 11 years, a trend that will be hard to reverse this coming Sunday, especially given the opposition’s form. Forecast for the match Barcelona – Villarreal: Barcelona’s handicap after the first half -1, odds – 2.35.

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