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La Liga: Villarreal CF vs FC Barcelona: Predict the Score

A chance for you to predict the score of this afternoon's La Liga clash between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at El Madrigal

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FC Barcelona will be hoping to capitalise on a rare slip-up by Atletico Madrid this afternoon, as a win over Villarreal CF at El Madrigal would move the Blaugrana an outstanding and scarcely believable eleven points clear at the top of La Liga. With head-to-head advantage already secured over Atletico, that would essentially give Barcelona a four-game cushion at the top -- and that's at the very least. With just eight matches left after this weekend, Barça's position as favourites would certainly be reinforced, with some going as far as saying that a win today could all but render the title race over.

However, a win today is anything but a foregone conclusion. Villarreal have been impressive all season, and in terms of quality, one could easily make a convincing argument that The Yellow Submarine are probably on a par with Premier League leaders Leicester City. They've progressed to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League, where they will surely be considered one of the favourites to go on and challenge for the trophy in Basel.

After all, they've already dispatched one of the best teams in Serie A, Napoli, en route to that stage of the competition. They boast an incredible home record, having conceded just eight goals and having lost only twice at El Madrigal this season. In case you were wondering, both Atletico and Real Madrid have already visited, and both were on the receiving end of a 1-0 defeat.

This match isn't going to be easy, but we have to have faith in our squad. They've been on a tear, to say the very least, and we still don't know how much longer this run can continue -- but we might have a better idea after the end of this one.

Predict the score of this afternoon's match by commenting with your prediction below. Best of luck!

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