Levante vs Barcelona
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 2 November 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadi Ciutat de València (Valencia).
These two teams have a rivalry that’s in the back of the minds of the players. A season back, Barcelona was on the course to post the first invincible league campaign in the modern La Liga for the first time by any team, and in the penultimate fixture, for which talisman Lionel Messi was rested, the Blaugrana was subjected to a massive 5-4 scoreline.
Ever since Ernesto Valverde’s men have always played with a grudge against this opponent, and with them eager to put to halt their problems in away ties, a cracker of a match is on the cards.
However, these days, it’s been a trend for minnows to fight valiantly against Barcelona with the aid of home advantage, and many a time, this has resulted in the giant being slain.
Levante vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)
- 21 of the previous 23 wins went to Valverde’s men.
- The Frogs failed to score in the prior two clashes.
- It’s been 15 years since Paco Lopez’s men have managed to keep a clean sheet.
- Seven of the preceding eleven encounters at this stadium saw the guests recording the win.
- Four of the former six clashes at this ground had the home team conceding four or more goals.
Levante vs Barcelona Prediction
Granotas have just two wins to show for, from their previous nine match-ups, and had lost two of the last three. In addition, they could score a total of just one goal from their preceding three battles, and they are winless at home in the prior three ties.
On the other hand, Barca seems to be in deadly form, and have won their past seven fixtures on the trot. Furthermore, they have remained unbeaten in 15 of their previous 17 overall games and scored twice or more in their last seven in a row.
On the road, they won the latest three consecutively and netted twice or more in all three.
Finally, the two-time defending champions have dominated this opponent phenomenally in the past, and with them holding a grudge for the aforementioned fixture from almost two years back, a win for the guests, and a subsequent goal-rout is on the cards.
Additionally, with the form Messi particularly, and his boys are in, coupled with the defensive woes of the Catalans, it’s building up to be a high goal-scoring affair. Also, brave punters could go for the BTTS option as well at 1.70 odds.
Levante vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Barcelona -0.5, -1 Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).