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| On Apr 25, 2021 9:10 AM IST

VIL vs BAR Dream11 Tips for Villarreal vs Barcelona La Liga Fixtures 25 April

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VIL vs BAR Dream11: Barcelona makes the journey to the east coast to take on Villarreal in the La Liga. The home side is 1 point away from Europa League qualification but will have their eyes set on the Europa League semi-finals against Arsenal in midweek. They go into this game after a poor 2-1 defeat to Deportivo but that’s only their second loss in their last 10 games. Elsewhere, Barcelona will look to capitalise on Real Madrid’s back-to-back draws leaving them just 2 points off their fierce rivals. The Cules are 5 points off the top spot but also have 2 games in hand.

Date: 25th April, Sunday
Kick-Off: 7:45 pm (IST)
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica, Villareal

La Liga Table: Villareal is 7th in the table with Barcelona 3rd.

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Recent Form
Villarreal: WLWWL
Barcelona: WWLWW

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
Villarreal – 0
Draw – 1
Barcelona – 4

VIL vs BAR Today Match Prediction Details

Villarreal News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Unai Emery’s side has no new injuries with Pervis Estupinan and Vicente Iborra out of action.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Sergio Asenjo should be back in goal for this game as Juan Foyth starts in right back and Pau Torres in centre-back.
• Dani Parejo should partner Etienne Capoue and Manuel Trigueros in midfield.
• Samuel Chukwueze, Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcacer should spearhead the attack.

Villarreal Starting XI (likely)

Sergio Asenjo (GK)
Juan Foyth
Raul Albiol
Pau Torres
Alfonso Pedraza
Dani Parejo
Etienne Capoue
Manuel Trigueros
Samuel Chukwueze
Paco Alcacer
Gerard Moreno

Barcelona News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Martin Braithwaite picked up an ankle injury which will rule him out of the game.
• He joins long-term absentees, Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho, on the bench.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• After starting all games in April, Oscar Mingueza could be given a rest with Ronald Araujo likely to start.
• The midfield 5 of Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Pedri and Jordi Alba should keep their spot.
• Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann have been complementing each other well upfront and will be the starting duo.

Barcelona Starting XI (likely)

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GK)
Ronald Araujo
Gerard Pique
Clement Lenglet
Sergi Roberto
Frenkie de Jong
Sergio Busquets
Pedri
Jordi Alba
Antoine Griezmann
Lionel Messi

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Lionel Messi – The living legend, Messi is having yet another incredible season. He has 25 goals and 9 assists in 27 starts this season. He has created 75 chances and completed an unbelievable 124 successful dribbles with 80 shots on target. Messi has 4 goals and 1 assist in his last 2 games.

Gerard Moreno – Moreno has been one of the best players in La Liga this season with 20 goals and 5 assists in 26 starts so far. He has created 43 chances, dispatched 43 shots on target and succeeded in 61 of his attempted dribbles at a 66% completion rate. Moreno has also scored or assisted in almost every game this season.

Differential Pick

Antoine Griezmann – After a difficult start to life in Barcelona, Griezmann has finally found his form again and racked up 9 goals and 6 assists so far. He has created 39 chances, managed 25 shots on target and succeeded in 73% of his attempted dribbles. Griezmann has also bagged a goal in his last 2 games for the club, breaking the deadlock in the Copa Del Rey finals. Playing alongside Lionel Messi, their partnership has been flourishing of late and it is unlikely to stop anytime soon.

VIL vs BAR Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – ter Stegen
Defenders – Alba, Roberto, Foyth, Torres
Midfielders – Parejo, Chukwueze, de Jong
Forwards – Messi (C), Griezmann (VC), Moreno

Likely Winner:

Both clubs are in a good position at the moment with Villarreal likely to qualify for the Europa League while holding a realistic chance of qualifying for the Champions League. Unai Emery is the most successful manager in Europa League history, having won the competition thrice and it won’t be a surprise if he puts all his eggs in that basket. Barcelona will look to add more pressure on Atletico Madrid with a win but they must make sure to not lose in the process. The most likely result in the VIL vs BAR Today Match Prediction is a very close Barca win.

Suraj Shivshankar @Srj1511

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