But on Wednesday, the 21-year-old forward had his coming-out party at Camp Nou, recording his first hat-trick with the Catalan giants in a 6-1 rout of Celtic. Neymar also assisted on another Barca goal en route to earning Man of the Match honors. Perhaps even more impressive, Neymar's hat-trick came in a 14-minute span beginning in the waning moments of the first half as he turned a 2-0 Barcelona lead into a 5-0 lead to put the match completely out of reach. With Messi still out of the picture and recovering from a hamstring injury, Neymar will once again be called upon to set the tone for his squad offensively this weekend. It'll be interesting to see how he fares against Villarreal, though, as thus far he's filled the role of playmaker for Barcelona in league play, recording only four goals and eight assists through 13 games. PredictionAlthough Barcelona are missing some of their stars and have looked vulnerable away from home of late, there's no reason to believe they won't continue to roll at Camp Nou, where they've won all seven of their previous La Liga matches this season.
We were spot on with our official pick, as we went for the unders at even money. They are now sitting seventh in the standings (15 points) and with the best defense in the league. They’ve conceded just three in nine games. Villarreal lost at Real Sociedad last week, but two goals from Nigeria-born Netherlands international Arnaut Danjuma helped the Yellow Submarines to their fourth win of their domestic season.
Their best player, Gerard Moreno is out for this clash. They will also be without Juan Foyth and Francis Coquelin while Raul Albiol, Kiko and Giovani Lo Celso are doubtful. Villarreal failed to find the back of the net in their last four away games, and don’t expect that to change against Barcelona. It’s not the best time to visit the Catalan giants, because they’ll enter this clash quite peeved after losing to Real Madrid.
What's more, Barca have outscored those seven clubs by a combined mark of 25-5. Only Atletico Madrid boast a better margin at home in 2013-14. While Villarreal have been up to the task on the road this season, they'll have to overcome the odds in order to keep Neymar and Co. under wraps for 90-plus minutes. Keep in mind that Barcelona have shutout their past two La Liga opponents at Camp Nou and possessed the ball for roughly 66 percent of those matches. Barca have created more scoring chances as well, recording 13 shots on target over that time compared to just five for their opponents.
Barcelona vs Villarreal Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds & PicksAfter two disappointing results in a row, Barcelona will be eager to return to winning ways Wednesday against Villarreal. Take advantage of the best betting odds and La Liga props by using our sportsbook. Let’s check the latest La Liga odds, stats, injury reports and La Liga lines for Barcelona vs Villarreal. We’ve plenty of La Liga betting odds for you to consider. Xavi Under Pressure Barcelona must have been expecting much more after signing Robert Lewandowski, Jules Kounde, Raphinha, Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessie, Marcos Alonso and Hector Bellerin in the summer.
Barcelona vs. Villarreal: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and PreviewDenis Doyle/Getty ImagesBarcelona will host Villarreal on Saturday evening at Camp Nou in the Spanish champions' first La Liga home match since November. Gerardo Martino's short-handed squad suffered a shocking 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao their last time out on Dec. 1 but have since rebounded with impressive victories over Cartagena and Celtic in the Copa del Rey and Champions League, respectively. However, Giovani dos Santos and Villarreal have been playing quality football as well, winning their previous two La Liga games away from El Madrigal. Therefore, something's got to give when these two Spanish powers meet for the first time this season on Saturday. Here we'll get you set with everything you need to know ahead of kickoff. Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013Start Time: 2 p. m. ET, 7 p.
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GMTWhere: Camp Nou, Barcelona Watch: beIN Sport (U. S. ), Sky Sports (U. K. )Live Stream: beIN Sport Play (U. ), Sky Go (U. )Match Forecast*Barcelona: 80. 1 percentVillarreal: 7. 2 percentDraw: 12. 7 percent*Odds according to Bloomberg Sports. Top Storyline: Neymar Scorching-Hot Ahead of Weekend Clash David Ramos/Getty ImagesBrazilian sensation Neymar has shown glimpses of brilliance since signing with Barcelona last June.
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They’re a fantastic team, but nonetheless are on the verge of being knocked out of the Champions League. They failed to beat Inter last week, and are in need of a miracle to advance further in the competition. Barcelona lost, 3-1, to Real Madrid in the El Clasico, now trailing the leaders by three points. Their lack of maturity as a team was exposed by Los Blancos’ unity and experience. and it’s clear Xavi needs a bit more time in order to create a monster. Games are continuing thick and fast with the Catalan giants. They host Villarreal and Bilbao this week before welcoming Bayern Munich to Camp Nou in the Champions League.
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