Our football match prediction:
Barcelona and Villarreal face each other at Camp Nou in what is expected to be the most entertaining game of Saturday’s program. The Catalan giants aim to defend their La Liga title, while Villarreal are eager to book their place in European competitions. Luis Enrique’s men recorded a 3-0 win over Espanyol at the weekend, with Luis Suarez scoring a brace for the league leaders. Barcelona aim to retain top position in the La Liga standings and we predict that coach Enrique is going to field the best possible side against Villarreal. As expected, los Amarillos outplayed relegation strugglers Sporting Gijon in their last league match and thanks to the triumph they moved one step closer to booking their place in the Europa League. However, Fran Escriba’s men will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s football match against Barcelona and there is every chance the league leaders will extend their winning run to five games.
Highligted Player (Mascherano):
Born in San Lorenzo, Argentina on 8 June, 1984 Javier Mascherano began his senior career at River Plate. After making 46 appearances for the Argentine outfit he joined Corinthians in 2005 and he played 17 league games for the Brazilian team. Mascherano moved to Europe in 2006 and despite being on Real Madrid’s and Barcelona’s radar, he signed a contract with West Ham United. The centre back, who is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well, played no more than five games for the Hammers in the Premier League and in 2007 he signed a contract with Liverpool. Three years later Mascherano joined Barcelona and he has been playing for the Catalan giants ever since. In 2016 he won his fourth La Liga trophy with Barca, making 32 league appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 campaign. The Argentine footballer won two Champions League trophies with Barcelona, in 2011 and in 2015. His contract with the Catalan outfit expires on 30 June, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Vilarreal managed to reach the Primera Divison for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club couldnt manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Divison. In the last couple of years Villarreal deveped itself to a stable club in the Primera Divsiion. This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3th on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.