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Barcelona and Villarreal meet at Camp Nou, in a match for the 34 th round of the First Division. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 12-12-2017, Barcelona won out by (0-2). The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 5. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 06-05-2017, for the First Division, Barcelona won by (4-1). Neymar (21 ‘), L. Messi (45’ and 82 ‘) and L. Suárez (69’) scored the goals of the game, for Barcelona, and C. Bakambu (32 ‘), for Villarreal. Attention to the home factor, since Barcelona usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team played against Villarreal a match of the 34th day, which had been postponed, after 26 wins and 9 draws in the games for the league that had until now. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 32 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 13 wins and 2 draws in their stadium, with 40 goals scored and 7 suffered.
For this competition, he has not lost 35 games. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 2-0 (7 out of 17 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so he has not presented great defensive solidity, but his attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 12 of the last 17 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 35 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 9 times, but got the comeback in 4.
In the 17 matches at home for the 2017/18 Spanish Championship, Barcelona won 14 wins and 3 draws, scoring a total of 47 goals and suffering 10, leaving an average of 2.76 goals scored and 0.59 goals per game, showing excellent performance in both sectors. In all its games its best moment was in the last 15 minutes of the game, a period in which it scored 25 goals, with highlight for Lionel Messi, with 33 goals and 12 assists. The Catalan club was once again the national champion, having conquered this title for the 25th time, in addition to having conquered the Copa del Rey. In addition, Barça is undefeated in the competition and wants to continue like that, that is, their goal is to win, even more so by playing at Camp Nou. In the last 10 home matches they have won 8 matches and tied 2. The final score was More than 2.5 goals 7 times and only scored in 1 game. For this round the coach Ernesto Valverde can not count on José Armaíz, due to injury.
The visiting team plays against Barcelona a match of the 34th day that had been postponed, after 17 wins, 6 draws and 12 defeats in their matches for the league until now. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 19 conceded. For the championship, Villarreal won 14 points out of 30 possible, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 matches as a visitor. In their home matches there are a few frequent results at half-time: 0-1 (6 out of 17 matches) and 0-0 (6 out of 17 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 35 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 13 times and only managed 2 comebacks. In the last 17 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 8 of their 21 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
In his 17 games as a visitor, Villarreal won only 6 victories, plus 4 draws and 7 defeats, scoring a total of 17 goals and suffering 21, remaining with an average per game of 1 goal scored and 1.24 goals suffered, showing difficulties in both sectors. In his games his best moment was in the last 15 minutes of the game, a period in which he scored 13 goals, with a highlight for C. Bacca, with 15 goals and 5 assists. With the sixth position in the table, the visitors continue at the moment in a place of access for the next edition of the Europa League. For this match the away team comes from 4 matches without knowing defeats, with 1 draw and 3 wins.
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