Barcelona are traveling to Valencia for a La Liga game, and Levante will be expecting to follow on their impressive victory last term, when these two sides played out probably the game of the last season – a thrilling 5-4 win for the home side.
Levante vs Barcelona Head to Head
Levante fans will always be turning back to the last time when Barcelona visited “Ciudat de Valencia”, as this remains their only victory against one of the Spanish giants in the past 20 meetings. The other nineteen being 3 draws and 16 wins for Barca. Sunday hosts never managed to keep a clean sheet in these games. In the last 5 fixtures played in Valencia, Barca recorded 4 victories, prior to last season surprise win for Levante with the goal difference being 7-16.
Levante vs Barcelona Stats
Levante are currently on a good form, having lost just once in their last 11 games (6W, 4D, 1L) accross all competitions and are 3 games unbeaten in La Liga (a win and 2 draws). They are coming in that game on a high, having earned a hard-fought 4-4 draw away to Eibar. The last time when Levante strikers were kept at bay and could not score a single goal was back on 16th of September in the away game to Espanyol, so expect them to continue their good form in front of the opposition goal. Roger is the team top performer and he has already hit the net 8 times in La Liga. Strike partner Borja Mayoral scored his maiden goal for the campaign in the last round thriller against Eibar, while midfielder Jose Morales is on 5 goals so far.
Barcelona are coming on the back of a surprising draw in midweek with Tottenham and will look to strengthten their lead at the top of the table. Los Cules are on a 6 game unbeaten run, having scored 14 in the process, while conceding 4 with the last time they shipped more than a goal being the heavy 4-3 loss to Betis on 11th of November. Philippe Coutinho is suffering a slight dip in form, as he is without a goal or assist in the last 3 games. Regarded as the best footballer in the history, Lionel Messi is always expected to produce moments of magic and he can single-handedly decide any game. Ousman Dembele was often critisized for his off-field antics, but he constantly pop ups with important goals and has already scored 6 and assisted another 3.
Levante vs Barcelona News
Paco Lopez will be without Sadiku and Samuel, while the likes of Doukoure, Lopez and Postigo remain doubtful.
Ernesto Valverde will have to plan for the game without injured Rafinha and Umtiti. Roberto and Samper are still under question.
Levante vs Barcelona Predictions
Both teams to score
Barcelona to win