Barcelona vs Villarreal live soccer: Watch Online Game, how to watch Online Live Stream, TV Schedule, Online TV Channel, Odds, Game Time and more info. Barcelona will be looking to sustain their momentum when they host a depleted Villarreal. It will be a test for Luis Enrique’s side as Villarreal are currently on a three-match winning run and are very much in the contention for a European berth next season. Barcelona have relatively easy fixtures after this match so they have to cash in from this match as their archrivals Real Madrid will be visiting Granada who are already relegated.
Barcelona take on Villarreal this evening bidding to retain their place at the top of La Liga and pile the pressure on Real Madrid.
The Catalans play host to their opponents at the Nou Camp with a 5.30pm kick-off and can stretch their advantage at the top of the table to three points – albeit for a couple of hours.
As things stand – Barca are clear of their Clasico rivals on goal difference, but Los Blancos have a game in hand over Luis Enrique’s side.
Real travel to Tony Adams’ already-relegated Granada at 7.45pm – and will have to take all three points to keep the destiny of the title in their own hands should Barca beat Villarreal.
The fact is that Lionel Messi’s ban has been lifted would give the Argentine a more free mind. Messi was suspended for using ‘foul words’ towards an assistant which led to his ban. But now his ban has been overturned and Messi can follow this judgment by giving a stupendous performance against one of the consistent teams of La Liga this time.
Team News And Predicted Lineups
Luis Enrique will be very glad to welcome Andres Iniesta who has been on the sidelines for a brief period. Iniesta is expected to start alongside Ivan Rakitic who has been the in-form player in the past few weeks. Villarreal have an excellent defence and Barcelona need to take control of the midfield to put pressure on them.
Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
The Spanish club will be without defender Victor Ruiz. First choice keeper Sergio Asenjo and winger Denis Cheryshev will be the other absentees.