Barcelona are back in action this weekend with another crucial La Liga fixture as they take on Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday. The Catalans have been excellent in recent weeks and hold the upper hand going into this game. Villarreal have exceeded expectations under Unai Emery this season but have been fairly inconsistent in recent weeks. The Yellow Submarines suffered a shock defeat against Deportivo Alaves earlier this week and will want to bounce back in this fixture.
Arguably the standout fixture in the latest set of La Liga matches will take place at Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday afternoon as Villarreal welcome Barcelona. Barca are currently third in the table, five points behind leaders Atletico Madrid with a game in hand, while Villarreal occupy seventh position, one point behind fifth-placed Real Sociedad.
Villarreal are, as it stands, locked in a three-way battle with Real Sociedad and Real Betis for fifth position, with just one point separating the three teams in Spain’s top flight on the same number of matches (32).
Meanwhile, backup goalie Neto looks to have from an ankle injury that has kept him out for a couple of weeks. Speaking on the absentees in the team, Ronald Koeman said: “I hope Dembele will be available for the weekend. Braithwaite won’t be ready by then. Villarreal are a strong team, fighting for the Europa League, but every game is difficult.”
Villarreal vs Barcelona : Match details
Match: Villarreal vs Barcelona
Date: April 25, 2021
Kick-off time: 5:15 pm, April 25, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Estadio de la Cerámica Stadium