Barcelona will look to put the disappointments of the draw against Atletico Madrid with a win against struggling Villareal at the Camp Nou. After the mid-week win over PSV Eindhoven which guaranteed top spot in their Champions League group, Barcelona can now turn their focus on the league until mid-February where teams like Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are in the fray for the title. Although sloppy in the league, the Catalonians are known to perform well in the busy December period. Barcelona vs Villarreal - Live Football Score.
Barcelona will be without the services of Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti who are both injured. Ousmane Dembele who has had a question mark over his attitude throughout the season will once again be in the starting eleven alongside Phillipe Coutinho and Lionel Messi. Arthur will come in for Arturo Vidal in midfield to provide for dynamism to the Catalonians. Ivan Rakitic has not been in the best of forms but should continue to play from the start in a three-man midfield. Lionel Messi is looking in great form at the moment and he will be the player to watch out for the home side.
The visitors are hoping Bruno Soriano and Javi Fuego are available for selection after returning to training. Sergio Asenjo will be restored as the Villareal no 1 replacing Andres Fernandez who started between the posts mid-week. Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla did not feature against Rangers but his experience means he will be given a chance against the Catalonians. Gerard Moreno and Samuel Chukwueze will make up the front two for the visitors as they look to become the latest side to trouble Barcelona at home. Barcelona have not lost their last 18 games against this opponent and will need to be at their worse to not secure three points. It could turn out to be a Lionel Messi masterclass with Barcelona scoring quite a few.
When is Barcelona vs Villarreal, La Liga 2018-19 Football Match Schedule (Date, Time and Venue Details)?
Second-ranked Barcelona will take on 17th-placed Villarreal on December 02, 2018, Sunday. The match will be held at the Camp Nou.
How to Watch Live Telecast of Barcelona vs Villarreal, La Liga 2018-19 Football Match?
Sony Pictures Networks holds the broadcast rights of La Liga in India. So, the Barcelona vs Villarreal match will be live telecast on Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels.
Where to Get Free Live Streaming Online of Barcelona vs Villarreal, La Liga 2018-19 Football Match?
If you are unable to watch the match live on their TV sets, you can catch Barcelona vs Villarreal match online via live streaming on Sony Liv app as well as on La Liga's official Facebook page. You can also live football score updates on LatestLY here.