Dec 14, 2013 at 7pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Barcelona
2-1
Villarreal
Neymar (30' pen., 68')
Neymar (85')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Musacchio (48')
Trigueros (38')

Preview: Barcelona vs. Villarreal

Barcelona's Argentinian coach Gerardo Martino looks on during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Valladolid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on October 5, 2013
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Sports Mole previews Barcelona's match against Villarreal in La Liga on Saturday.

Barcelona will be looking to get back to winning ways in La Liga when they welcome Villarreal to Camp Nou on Saturday.

The Catalan side fell to their first league defeat of the season a fortnight ago when they were beaten 1-0 by Athletic Bilbao.

Gerardo Martino's men come into the match off the back of their 6-1 thrashing of Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Villarreal, who sit fifth in the table, could move ahead of fourth-placed Bilbao if they avoid defeat and other results go their way.

Marcelino Garcia Toral's side have won two and drawn two of their last four matches.

Andres Iniesta could return to the Barcelona side after being named on the substitutes' bench against Celtic, while Neymar is expected to retain his place in the team after scoring a hat-trick against the Scottish side.

Toral could hand a start to winger Giovani dos Santos, while Roque Santa Cruz is expected to lead the line.

Recent form

Barcelona: WWWWWL

Villarreal: WLWDWD

Possible starting lineups

Barcelona: Pinto; Montoya, Pique, Mascherano, Adriano; Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta; Pedro, Alexis, Neymar

Villarreal: Asenjo; Mario, Musacchio, Gabriel, J. Costa; Aquino, Bruno, Trigueros, Dos Santos; Pereira, Santa Cruz

Sports Mole says: 2-0

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