Barcelona look to post their fourth straight win in the all-time series when they host Villarreal on Saturday in a 2023-24 La Liga showdown. Barcelona (13-5-2) haven’t lost to Villarreal since a 2-0 setback in May 2022, outscoring the Yellow Submarine 8-3 during their current winning streak. Barca have won three consecutive league matches, while Villarreal (5-5-11) are in the midst of a three-game winless streak following a 1-1 draw against Mallorca last Saturday.
Kickoff at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona, Spain is set for 12:30 p.m. ET. Barca are -320 favorites (risk $320 to win $100) in the latest Barcelona vs. Villarreal odds. A 90-minute draw is priced at +450, and Villarreal are the +750 underdogs. The over/under for total goals scored is 3.5, and Barcelona are -1.5 (-115) in handicap betting. Before locking in any Villarreal vs. Barcelona picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine’s soccer expert Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since the 2022 Men’s World Cup, Green has been profitable in multiple areas on his soccer picks, including the Champions League (+3.05 units), the FA Cup (+3.07), the EFL Cup (+4.47) and Euro 2024 qualifiers (+6.30), among others.
Now, Green has broken down Barcelona vs. Villarreal from every angle and just revealed his picks and La Liga predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Villarreal vs. Barcelona:
- Barcelona vs. Villarreal money line: Barca -320, Yellow Submarine +750, Draw +450
- Barcelona vs. Villarreal over/under: 3.5 goals
- Barcelona vs. Villarreal spread: Barca -1.5 (-115)
- BAR: Barca have converted in 16 consecutive matches across all competitions
- VIL: The Yellow Submarine have been held to fewer than two goals in four straight contests overall
- Barcelona vs. Villarreal picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Barcelona
Barca are among the top offensive teams in La Liga this season, as only two clubs have produced more goals than their 40 in 20 matches. They have converted in every contest since beginning the campaign with a 0-0 draw against Getafe, netting multiple tallies on 12 occasions. Barcelona is coming off a 4-2 triumph over Real Betis in which winger Ferran Torres registered a hat trick to increase his season total to seven goals.
The 23-year-old Torres also scored in Barca’s previous league match and recorded a goal in the club’s 4-3 victory at Villarreal earlier this campaign. He is one tally behind team leader Robert Lewandowski, who ranks second on Barcelona with four assists. The 35-year-old striker has scored just once in his last seven La Liga games but has converted in four of his last six contests across all competitions. See which team to pick here.
Why you should back Villarreal
The Yellow Submarine are looking to end their string of three straight losses to Barcelona that has followed a 2-0 win in May 2022. They were shut out in back-to-back meetings before the setback earlier this season in which they owned a 3-2 lead in the second half. Striker Gerard Moreno has converted in just one of his last seven La Liga matches but is tied for sixth in the league with nine goals.
The 31-year-old Moreno is looking to hit double figures in goals for the fifth time in 10 La Liga seasons and first since he recorded a career-high 23 in 2020-21. Fellow striker Alexander Sorloth is Villarreal’s second-leading scorer as he netted his seventh tally in the club’s 1-1 draw against Mallorca last Saturday. The 28-year-old Norwegian, who is in his first season with the Yellow Submarine after spending the previous two with Real Sociedad, converted in the team’s loss to Barcelona in August. See which team to pick here.
How to make Barcelona vs. Villarreal picks
Green has broken down Saturday’s match from every possible angle and is leaning Over on the goal total. He also has locked in a pair of confident best bets that pay plus money and is offering a full breakdown of this La Liga match. He’s sharing his La Liga picks and analysis only at SportsLine.
So who wins Barcelona vs. Villarreal, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Villarreal vs. Barcelona have all the value, all from the soccer expert who is profitable across multiple leagues, and find out.