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Where to watch Barcelona vs Villarreal live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for La Liga match

Barcelona are back in La Liga action at home on January 27 with Villarreal heading to Catalonia.

La Blaugrana find themselves chasing Girona and Real Madrid in the La Liga title race this season and they warmed up for this clash with a Copa del Rey defeat away at Athletic Club.

Villarreal are struggling for form since the start of 2024 with no wins from four games across all competitions.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

WATCH: Barcelona vs Villarreal LIVE in the US on ESPN+

What time does Barcelona vs Villarreal kick off?

This La Liga clash takes place at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Barcelona, Spain and kicks off on Saturday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Jan. 27 12:30 p.m. ET
Canada Sat, Jan. 27 12:30 p.m. ET
UK Sat, Jan. 27 5:30 p.m. GMT
Australia Sun, Jan. 28 4:30 a.m. AEDT
India Sat, Jan. 27 11:00 p.m. IST

Barcelona vs Villarreal live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this La Liga match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA ESPN Deportes Fubo, ESPN+,
Canada TSN 4


UK Viaplay Sports 2 La Liga TV
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV

USA: This game is available on ESPN+, with Spanish language options on ESPN Deportes, and streaming options available on Fubo.

Canada: This game is live streaming exclusively on TSN+.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every La Liga match live and on demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via Viaplay Sports. Streaming options are on La Liga TV.

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Barcelona vs Villarreal lineups, team news

Barcelona’s injury list remains unchanged with Raphinha, Andreas Christensen and Joao Cancelo not set to return for another week. Gavi and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen are long term absentees for the hosts.

Barcelona (4-3-3, right to left): Pena (GK) — Roberto, Kounde, Araujo, Balde — de Jong, Gundogan, Pedri — Felix. Lewandowski, Torres.

Barcelona subs (9): TBC

Villarreal will be without back up goalkeeper Pepe Reina through suspension with Aissa Mandi away on AFCON 2024 duty. Marcelino’s injury list includes some key names such as Yeremi Pino, Alfonso Pedraza and Daniel Parejo.

Villarreal (4-4-2 right to left): Jörgensen (GK) — Femenia, Bailly, Cuenca, Moreno — Guedes, Comesana, Coquelin, Baena — Moreno,  Sørloth.

Villarreal subs (9): TBC

Barcelona vs Villarreal prediction

Barcelona’s momentum has been knocked by their defeat in the Copa del Rey with Xavi Hernandez now focusing on La Liga and the Champions League in the coming weeks.

This game is their first home league match since December 20, and with eight home wins so far this season, they will be confident of securing three points against the Yellow Submarine.

Prediction: Barcelona 2-0 Villarreal

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