Villarreal vs. Barcelona: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

Defending champions Barcelona will attempt to keep pace with La Liga leaders Real Madrid when they face Villarreal at El Madrigal on Sunday.

Barca will be keenly aware how Los Blancos are likely to have stretched their lead at the top by then, as Real will have already hosted relegation-threatened Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

It means Los Merengues, who already have a game in hand on Barca, could be six points ahead by the time their great rivals kick off.

Here’s the schedule and viewing information before a preview and a look at the team news:

     

Date: Sunday, January 8

Time: 7:45 p.m. (GMT)/2:45 p.m. (ET)

TV: Sky Sports 2, beIN Sports

Live Stream: Sky Go, fuboTV

    

Preview

With Copa del Rey action draining his players midweek, Barca manager Luis Enrique will need to get the balance right with his selection. It will mean finding the right combination in midfield.

Usually, the right combination in the middle for Barca involves …

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