Barcelona vs Levante Football Predictions and betting :
Barcelona are set to face a feeble challenge against Lavante on Sunday in a La Liga clash at Camp Nou. The hosts have made it to the next stage in the UEFA Champions league are looking to get back to the top of the table which is in completely contrast to that of Levante who are trying to save themselves from getting relegated.
But the important thing here is that Barcelona have managed to suffer back-to-back losses in a space of 3 days whereas that particular win against Getafe would have done a world of good for Levante’s confidence. Even though this looks like a one side contest, Levante wouldn’t mind to pull off a surprise like Cadiz did the previous week.
As per the Current trend and looking at the Football predictions and betting tips, FC Barcelona are favorites to win this home game.
Barcelona vs Levant: Where to watch:
Game: Barcelona vs Levante (La Liga)
Date: December, 13th
Stadium: Camp Nou, Barcelona
Time: 21.00 CET kick-off.
TV: beIN sports
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Barcelona vs Levante predictions and betting : Recent form
Barcelona have gone through a lot of ups and downs in this season. They started off their La Liga campaign with dominating wins against Villarreal and Celta Vigo but were forced to accept draws against Sevilla and Alaves.
Apart from this they were nowhere near their best in the El Classico and suffered a surprise loss against Getafe in mid-October. They suffered losses against Atletico Madrid and Cadiz but managed to win against Osasuna.
But their campaign in champions league has so far compensated for all the losses here that has reduced the damage significantly. They are currently occupying 9th spot in the table with 4 wins and 4 losses.
On the other hand, Levante are staring at yet another relegation after repeated poor performances. They were off to a good note with a win against Osasuna but lost the next 3 games on a trot against sides like Real Madrid, Sevilla and Athletic Club.
They went through a series of draws against teams like Celta Vigo, Granada, Alaves, Elche and Valladoid. They finally managed to achieve their 2nd victory last weekend with a 3-0 margin putting them in 17th spot. They have so far achieved 2 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses accounting to 11 points. They have a tough game in hand on Sunday where they would be looking to resist Barcelona’s attack.
Barcelona vs Levante predictions and betting : Head-to-head
Matches: 30: Barcelona: 22 Levante: 4 Draw: 4
Last 5 meetings: Barcelona – 3, Levante – 2, Draw – 0.
Recent Meeting: Barcelona beat Levante 2-1 in a La Liga fixture.
Barcelona vs Levante Football Predictions and betting : Offensive and defensive stats
The Barcelona attack is lethal with Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Braithwaite in the fray. The Argentine has 10 goals and 2 assists in the last 18 games along with 86.2% pass rate and 5.5 shots on target per game.
Antoine Griezmann will have to assume more responsibility for this season who has 11 goals and 3 assists in 27 games. He has an overall rating of 7.08 so far.
Martin Braithwaite who is the forward in the side has 4 goals and has a rating of 6.54.
The Levante’s attack is nowhere comparable to that of their opponents. They have Roger Marti who has 3 goals and 2 assists in 9 appearances including that brace against Getafe last weekend.
Dani Gomez has been sub-par with just 1 goal in 9 games along with 2 yellow cards.
Jorge de Frutos has 74.1% pass success along with a goal and assist, giving him ratings of 6.40 so far.
The Barcelona midfield were rusty against Juventus and needs to do a better job on Sunday night. Frenkie de Jong’s strengths include passing, dribbling and plays short passes extremely well. He has been a quality defensive midfielder with a rating of 7.15.
Trianco’s numbers are pretty good with a passing accuracy of 82.6% and creates 1.3 shots per game along with 1.4 dribbles. Miralem Pjanic is a quality addition who has a decent rating of 6.60 in 18 appearances.
The Lavente’s midfield consists of Vukcevic, Melero and Rochina who would be looking to defend as well as create chances for their side. Vuckcevic strengths include tackling and passing with a rating of 6.69 as the center midfield.
Gonzalo Melero has scored twice so far including 1.5 aerial duels won in every outing so far. Ruben Rochina creates almost two shots on target and dribbles pretty well with an overall rating of 6.75.
Looking at the defense, Barcelona looks formidable with the likes of Alba, Umtiti and Lenglet in the eleven and would be longing to keep a clean sheet against a top team.
Clement Lenglet manages to have 91.7% pass accuracy so far along with 1.2 interceptions and 2 clears per game so far.
Jordi Alba is exceptional in aerial duels, ball interception and counter attacks extremely well. He has a pass accuracy of 88.1% with a rating of 6.84.
Samuel Umtiti has returned to the side after more than 6 months that has strengthened their defense.
The backline of Levante will be guarded by Postigo, Vezo, Clerc and Coke. Postigo likes to dribble and clears almost three shots in every outing.
Ruben Vezo who plays as the centerback has 1.9 aerial duels success along with 82% pass accuracy and a 6.83 rating.
Carlos Clerc has an assist and 2.1 tackles in every outing so far. It is important for him to step up on Sunday to stand a chance.
Barcelona vs Levante : Injury Report
Both the teams are having couple of players injured. As per report for Barcelona, 4 players are likely to remain out due to an injury namely: Ousmane Dembele (Hamstring), Ansu Fati (Knee), Gerard Pique (Knee),and Sergi Roberto (Muscle).
Whereas for Levante, Jose Campana and Enis Bardhi are likely to be ruled out as a consequence of Muscle Injury and Hernia respectively.
Barcelona vs Levante predictions and betting : Predicted lineup
According to the Rotowire, the predicted line up for this game is:
Barcelona Starting XI: Ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Lenglet, Sergino Dest, Mingueza, De Jong, Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Lionel Messi, Griezmann and Brathwaite.
Levante Starting XI: A Fernandez, Carlos Clerc, Postigo, Ruben Vezo, Coke, Vukcevic, Melero, Rochina, Roger Marti, Dani Gomez and De Frutos Sebastian.
Barcelona vs Levante predictions and betting : Predicted Winner
Looking at the odds provided by FCTables, it is clear that Barcelona are facing a feeble challenge in this contest against Levante. The hosts have been given a 76% chance whereas Levante have a negligible 8% to bag their 3rd win.
Sofascore have gone on to suggest Barcelona as the clear winners in this one-sided affair with odds of 1.22 whereas the underdogs have odds of 11.00 with the probability of a draw fixed at 7.00 as of now.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight are also expecting a walk in the park for Barcelona on Sunday night with the visiting team having just 6% chance in this game.