Villarreal have 2 draws in their last 3 visits to Camp Nou and another on Monday is 5/1 with Coral ( going 12/1 for a Villarreal win) but last season’s 3-1 defeat is just a sign of things to come. Yellow Submarine have lost some good players over the summer including Joan Capdevila and playmaker Santi Cazorla and financial constraints mean defender Cristian Zapata is the main acquisition. Valentino Rossi is still there, he is 3/1 (Paddy Power) to notch anytime, but getting the ball to him may be a problem.
Barcelona have (somehow) strengthened their squad with Fabregas and Sanchez and they should get off to a good winning start. Ladbrokes are putting out 7/4 that Barcelona can win without a reply, which is our bet of the match. Lionel Messi is 5/2 () to score a double or more.