Villarreal is going head to head with Barcelona starting on 27 Nov 2021 at 20:00 UTC at Estadio de la Ceramica stadium, Villarreal city, Spain. The match is a part of the LaLiga.
Currently, Villarreal rank 12th, while Barcelona hold 7th position.
Start date: 28 Nov 2021 01:30
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica
Head to Head Record
FT: Villarreal 1-2 Barcelona
FT: Barcelona 4-0 Villarreal
FT: Villarreal 1-4 Barcelona
Barcelona Team News
Sergi Roberto, Pedri, Ansu Fati, Sergio Aguero, and Martin Braithwaite remain unavailable for Barcelona, while Ronald Araujo remains a doubt after being pulled off late against Benfica.
Oscar Mingueza might return to the starting lineup at right-back, while Ousmane Dembele, who came off the bench against Benfica after a hamstring injury, is in contention for a starting spot.
Both Nico Gonzalez and Gavi are anticipated to start, which means Gavi may be paired with Memphis and Dembele in the advanced area on Saturday night.
Villarreal Team News
Villarreal were without crucial forward Gerard Moreno against Manchester United due to a hamstring injury, and the Spain international is unlikely to return in time for this match.
Head coach Emery is expected to resist the urge to make major changes to his lineup, but Alfonso Pedraza, Francis Coquelin, and Boulaye Dia are anticipated to make appearances.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Submarine are expected to switch to a 4-3-3 formation, allowing Arnaut Danjuma to play in a wider position and Yeremi Pino to play on the other side.
Villarreal XI: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza; Parejo, Coquelin, Capoue; Pino, Dia, Danjuma
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Pique, Garcia, Alba; Nico, Busquets, De Jong; Dembele, Memphis, Gavi
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