Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(74) 43 Goals 44 (63)
(53) 30 Assists 30 (46)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.5)
24.4 Average Age 27.5
181.2 Average Height (cm) 181.7
(1) 1 Shots pg 1 (0.7)
(53%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 57% (57%)
(0.7) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.7)
(1.1) 1 Tackles pg 1.1 (1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LaLiga.

Missing Players

Barcelona
Villarreal
Player Reason Status Rating
Marc-André ter Stegen Out 6.77
Gavi Out 7.08
Marcos Alonso Out 6.69
Iñigo Martínez Out 6.62
Raphinha Out 6.99
João Cancelo Out 7.07
Player Reason Status Rating
Yeremy Pino Out 6.83
Juan Foyth Out 6.96
Raúl Albiol Out 6.5
Ramon Terrats Out 6.27
Alfonso Pedraza Out 6.5
Dani Parejo Out 6.74
Aïssa Mandi Out 6.33

Team News

Barcelona
Villarreal
  • Ferran Torres' hat-trick against Betis last week solidifies his place in the side for when Barca host Villarreal on Saturday.
  • 17-year-old Pau Cubarsi earned himself 70 minutes at centre-back against Betis and could feature again, having been replaced by an attacker in that match late on.
  • Alexander Sorloth, who scored last week against Mallorca on his return to the side, will keep his place in the side as Villarreal's deadliest asset.
  • Alberto Moreno should continue to fill in for Alfonso Pedraza at left-back who is suffering from an ankle injury.
  • Dani Parejo is out with a knee injury. Francis Coquelin should start his third consecutive game since returning from injury.

Prediction

  • Barcelona, who scored four goals against Real Betis last weekend, host a Villarreal side that haven't kept a clean sheet in eight matches.
  • A win for Barca could see them build on their three point lead in third place, as they desperately seek to catch up with the arguably two-horse race between Real and Girona at the summit of the table. Villarreal can avoid dropping down to 16th place by preventing a loss.
  • Villarreal will be hoping that they can take advantage of a tired Barcelona squad come Saturday afternoon.
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