The Sunday evening action in La Liga sees champions and league leaders Barcelona play host to mid-table Levante in Quique Setien’s third league game at the helm of the Blaugrana. Focus will be on the new Barca boss, who has replaced the dismissed Ernesto Valverde, as they aim to recover from a slow start.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 2 February, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Levante: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Levante came from a goal down to beat Barcelona 3-1 in Valencia earlier this season, and indeed have won three of their last six meetings against the Blaugrana – but have lost all 13 visits to the Camp Nou this century.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Levante double chance||24/5||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||8/5||Offer|
|Arturo Vidal anytime scorer||23/10||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Levante Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have lost top spot in La Liga with just two victories in their last six, leaving them three points off leaders Real Madrid.
Former Real Betis boss Quique Setien is now at the helm having replaced Ernesto Valverde but is already under early pressure following a disappointing 2-0 loss at Valencia in their last league outing.
Levante have an excellent recent record against Barcelona but have lost each of their last three La Liga matches and have slipped to 13th.
Paco Lopez’s side have lost eight and won six of their last 14 league outings and have drawn just twice all season.
Unsurprisingly due to their stature, the hosts are overwhelming favourites for this encounter at odds of 1/8 with a Levante victory priced at 18/1 and the draw available at 8/1.
There have been 75 goals over Barcelona’s 21 league games – almost four per game – while 58 goals have flown in during Levante games this term. Over 4.5 goals is priced at 8/5 on Bet Victor with over 5.5 at a tempting 7/2.
A ‘double chance’ on Levante to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 24/5 with William Hill while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/100.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 2/5.
One to watch for Barcelona: Arturo Vidal has already notched up six goals in La Liga this season – against Real Betis, Sevilla, Real Valladolid, Leganes, Alaves and Espanyol – in just five starts and is at a tempting 23/10 to find the net here with 888 Sport.
One to watch for Levante: Roger Marti is top scorer for the Valencian club in all competitions with nine league goals to his name and is at 10/3 to add to that tally here.
Long shot: Barcelona have nine clean sheets already this season. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 33/1.