La Liga leaders Barcelona will look to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign as they host struggling Levante at the Camp Nou on Sunday.
Ernesto Valverde’s side will be strong favourites against a Levante who have won only two of their 16 La Liga games and sit just outside the bottom three.
Where and when: Camp Nou – 7 January, kick-off 15:15
Where you can see Barcelona v Levante: Sky Sports, bet365 live streaming
Last time: Barca triumphed 2-0 the last time the sides met, at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia in February 2016 and the last meeting at Camp Nou was a 4-1 home win. Levante have never successfully avoided defeat at the stadium.
Barcelona vs. Levante Predictions and Preview
Barcelona’s pre-Christmas El Clasico victory at the Bernabeu represented a massive step closer to regaining the league title in May.
Ernesto Valverde’s men now sit 14 points clear of Real Madrid – who have a game in hand – and nine clear of Atletico Madrid in second spot.
Levante were unbeaten in their opening five La Liga games after promotion – gathering nine points – but have won only once in their league games since – against basement side Las Palmas.
However, three scoreless draws in their last four matches – which included an admirable point away to Sevilla – represents some cause for optimism.
The home side are heavy favourites to start their 2018 the way they finished the last calendar year and are 7/100 on to win the game, with Levante priced at an incredible 40/1 with the draw available at 37/2.
The Catalan giants are also likely to score heavily and for the game to have over 4.5 goals is available at 13/10 with over 5.5 priced at 27/10.
Barcelona to win to nil is at 4/6 while for them to win both halves is at 8/13.
One to watch for Barcelona: Luis Suarez has netted four times in his last three appearances and seven in his last eight, along with goals in each of his last three games against Levante. The Uruguayan striker is 4/11 to score anytime.
One to watch for Levante: Macedonian Enis Bardhi is the main goal threat for the visitors and is their top scorer with four La Liga goals this season. He is priced at 25/1 to find the net at any point in this fixture.
Long shot: Levante have never claimed as much as a point at the Camp Nou but have drawn four of their last five games. For the half time score and result to be level is available at 28/1.