Today we are going to present you a match from the intermediate round of Spanish La Liga between Barcelona and Villarreal.
What’s new for Barca
It is more than obvious that the Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has two serious problems to deal with. The first is related to the abundance of midfielders in the center of the pitch. Such kind of overloading is not beneficial for the team as a whole. It is essential to have 3 clear start-ups and 2 or more players with more periphery role. In the squad of Barcelona, there are players 8 who can play on these positions Busquets, de Jong, Arthur, Vidal, Roberto, Rakitic, Alena, Puig. That is far too much. The frequent rotations of players have been causing some damage to the overall performance of the team.
The second issue to deal with is related to the absence of Dembele and Messi in the attack. Messi did play some minutes against Dortmund and Granada but it seemed he is fully recovered from the calf injury. According to Dembele, he has just recovered from his injury and he is expected to take part in the upcoming match.
If Ernesto Valverde manages to find clear start-ups for the midfield trio and to bring out the best out of Suarez, Greizmann and Messi, then we all shall see an incredibly performing Barcelona.
Villarreal team news and preview
The team of Villarreal has been in a row of 2 wins recently beating consecutively Leganes (3-0 G) and Valladolid (2-0 H). There is no doubt that this season’s goals for the guests will be much higher compared to the previous campaign where they had to struggle to miss the relegation. Anyway, their coach Javier Calleja is doing a great job at the club and for sure Barca will have some problems.
Our free football prediction for today 24.09.2019
The Allfootballpredictions team is stating that it is high time for Barcelona to enter in a long-last winning row. It seems that Villarreal is going to be the first victim of Barcelona’s wrath.
Spain – La Liga
Barcelona vs Villarreal
September 24st, Tuesday, 20:00 GMT +0
Barca -1.5 AH