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Barcelona vs. Villarreal 4/9/2022 La Liga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Barcelona faces Villarreal on 4/9/2022 at 12:00 PM.

Barcelona visits Villarreal in a La Liga match. Barcelona with a record of 16-9-4 this season comes into this game with a 6-7-2 record on the road. Villarreal is 12-9-9 this season and is 9-4-2 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Barcelona and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their last match, Villarreal won and now turns their attention to Barcelona at home in friendly territory.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Villarreal and it is an opportunity to get rolling. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of Villarreal after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Barcelona.

The Barcelona Roster

The Players to Watch for the Barcelona

Sergio Busquets MF



As a scorer, Sergio Busquets had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Barcelona teammates, Sergio Busquets had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Sergio Busquets has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sergio Busquets has 0 Red Cards this season.

Gerard Piqué DF



Gerard Piqué has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Gerard Piqué has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Gerard Piqué has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gerard Piqué has 0 Red Cards this season.

Jordi Alba DF



As a scorer, Jordi Alba had 21 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Jordi Alba has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jordi Alba has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jordi Alba has 0 Red Cards this season.

Frenkie de Jong MF



As a scorer, Frenkie de Jong had 20 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Barcelona teammates, Frenkie de Jong had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Frenkie de Jong has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Frenkie de Jong has 0 Red Cards this season.

Gavi Paez MF,FW



As a scorer, Gavi Paez had 17 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Gavi Paez has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Gavi Paez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gavi Paez has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Villarreal Roster

The Players to Watch for the Villarreal

Pau Torres DF



Pau Torres has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Pau Torres has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Pau Torres has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Pau Torres has 0 Red Cards this season.

Daniel Parejo MF



Daniel Parejo has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Villarreal teammates, Daniel Parejo had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Daniel Parejo has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Daniel Parejo has 1 Red Cards this season.

Raúl Albiol DF



Raúl Albiol has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Villarreal teammates, Raúl Albiol had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Raúl Albiol has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Raúl Albiol has 0 Red Cards this season.

Étienne Capoue MF



As a scorer, Étienne Capoue had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Étienne Capoue has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Étienne Capoue has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Étienne Capoue has 0 Red Cards this season.

Manu Trigueros MF,FW



Manu Trigueros has 18 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Manu Trigueros has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Manu Trigueros has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Manu Trigueros has 0 Red Cards this season.

Barcelona Team Stats

The Barcelona Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Barcelona was able to score 1.76 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Barcelona was able to score 1.48 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Barcelona converted on 0.36 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Barcelona attempted 4.83 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Barcelona attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 35.3% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.







Barcelona Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Barcelona was able to hold opponents to 1.0 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.17 shots were saved by Barcelona goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Barcelona truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Barcelona goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 68.5% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 31.0% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Barcelona. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Barcelona Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Barcelona had 15.07 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Barcelona in the top 59 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Barcelona has successfully intercepted 11.55 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Barcelona in the top 50 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Barcelona has committed 14.66 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Barcelona in the top 77 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Barcelona drew 17.24 fouls. Barcelona is in the top 1 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Barcelona committed an offside 2.28 times. This puts Barcelona in the top 86 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.







Villarreal Team Stats

The Villarreal Offensive Stats and Metrics

Villarreal scored 1.43 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Villarreal was able to score 1.30 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Villarreal converted on 0.35 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Villarreal attempts 4.07 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Villarreal attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 33.4% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Villarreal Defensive Stats and Metrics

Villarreal gave up 0.9 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.17 shots were saved by Villarreal goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Villarreal truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Villarreal goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 73.7% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 40.0% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Villarreal. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Villarreal Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Villarreal had 11.87 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Villarreal in the top 80 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Villarreal had 13.8 interceptions. Villarreal is in the top 27 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Villarreal commits 14.4 fouls. This puts Villarreal in the top 72 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Villarreal drew 13.73 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Villarreal in the top 26 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Villarreal had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.43 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Villarreal in the top 94 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Barcelona vs. Villarreal Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Barcelona 1 Villarreal 1

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