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Villarreal vs. Barcelona 11/27/21 LaLiga Soccer Picks, Best Bets and Odds

Villarreal vs. Barcelona
November 27, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -138, Under 2.5 +110
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Villarreal and Barcelona are clashing at Estadio de la Ceramica in round 15 of the Spanish LaLiga. Villarreal is not scoring a lot of goals, and they have lost their midweek Champions League match to Manchester United. Barcelona is improving, slowly, but improvement is visible, and as long as they continue in that direction, they will be fine.

Villarreal is in low 12th place with 16 points, and they have scored only 15 goals, but this is still a good team. In that Champions League game against Manchester United, Villarreal has had 51% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 88% of the correct passes. Villarreal was solid, they were playing well, but they missed that final pass. In the 78th minute, Villarreal’s defense has made a terrible mistake, and United has scored, and in the 90th minute, Villarreal has conceded another goal and they lost this game 0-2. Danjuma is the leading goalscorer for Villarreal in LaLiga with 5 goals. There aren’t any injured players in Villarreal, but there are a few questionable players. All Villarreal needs is a bit more consistency because they certainly have the quality to be competitive, and I think they will soon.

Barcelona is improving since Xavi took over, but there is still a lot of work ahead of them. Barcelona was playing against Benfica in the Champions League, and they were dominating, but they couldn’t score a goal. With this draw, Barcelona remained in second place, but they are facing Bayern in the last round, while Benfica is playing against Dynamo Kyiv. It’s clear Barcelona needs a win here unless they get lucky and Dynamo Kyiv beats Benfica. Dembele entered the game in the second half, and he immediately become the best player on the pitch, which means we can expect him in the starting lineup here. Depay has been solid in LaLiga so far with 7 goals, while Alba added 4 assists. Some important players are still injured for Barcelona, and that is a part of the problem, but once they get a handle on those, Barcelona will play much better. A few crucial weeks are ahead of Barcelona, and they need every win they can get because in that game against Bayern they will need to be at the top of their game, and even that might not be enough.

It’s been a long time since Villarreal won a home game against Barcelona, and despite Barcelona playing poorly, Villarreal isn’t much better. I think this will be a fun game, I think we will see a lot of chances because neither defense is playing well, and for that reason, I will take Barcelona.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Barcelona +160

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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