Levante host Spanish Primera division defending champions and table toppers on match-day 23 of 2015/2016 season
The Valencia based side will be searching for their first win in 19 meeting with the Catalan giants. Barcelona has raked in 38 goals in the last 10 meeting with levante, conceeding 6 in those ten (10) encounters
However, the two side will be meeting for the second time this season, with Barcelona taking the first meeting with a 4-1 thrashing of their Sunday opponent in Camp Nou.
Team Form Comparison
Barcelona haven’t dropped a point in 4 league games, and haven’t lost in 10 straight games, gathering massive 28 points from possible 30.
While for Levante, it’s been an inconsistent/awful performance in their last 5 games with two (2) victories in five(5) games , and same two(2) in ten (10) games .
Barcelona are unbeaten in 10 league games against Levante with 8 wins and 2 draws. Three(3) of the 8 victories happened in the last 3 league encounter between them, with Barcelona nicking in 14 goals and conceding only once.
Levante : Team News
Levante top forward Deyverson Acousta will be available following a brief suspension. However, the relegation battling team will still be without the services of Pedro Lopez, and Ruben Garcia.
Levante : Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1)
Diego Marino- Feddal, Navarro, Lopez, Tono – Camarasa, Xumetra, Simao, Verza, Lerma – Deyverson
Barcelona : Team News
Aside from the club top players facing tax issue in the country, Enrique will be bringing back to the standing line-up handful of top stars who he rested in their midweek Copa del Rey whooping of Valencia. Rafinha will still be out due to a knee injury he suffered last year.
Barcelona : Predicted Line up (4-3-3)
Claudio Bravo – Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba – Iniesta, Busquet, Rakitic – Suarez, Messi, Neymar
Levante vs Barcelona : Prediction
Barcelona scored 9 goals in 7 days, conceding only once. The Spanish giant will be all fired up going into the encounter looking at the strong history between them and the free scoring and authoritative performance they have been producing in recent month. It’s just a question of how many goals will Levante concede?
Levante who sits bottom of the log will playing as underdogs on their own turf, searching for their 3rd wins in 11 games. I will however predict a large goal margin victory for Barcelona