The Saturday afternoon action in La Liga sees Spanish champions Barcelona travel to midtable Levante, who have won just twice in the past eight matches. The Catalan giants are favourites for this clash but it could be a testing match against a stubborn opponent.
Where and when: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia – 2 November, kick-off 15:00
Where you can see Levante vs. Barcelona: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Barcelona won 1-0 against Levante at the Camp Nou back in April but have lost two of their last three trips to Levante – 2-1 in a Copa del Rey tie last season and a memorable 5-4 defeat in the league prior to that. However, the Blaugrana won 5-0 at this ground in the league last season.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Levante double chance||9/4||Offer|
|Enter Bet 2||11/10||Offer|
|Arturo Vidal anytime scorer||5/1||Offer|
Levante vs. Barcelona Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have already been in a mini-crisis this season – they had picked up a miserly one point from their three away matches to date but have now won seven in a row in all competitions.
They have notched up comprehensive league wins over Real Betis, Valencia, Sevilla, Getafe and Eibar, while running out comfortable 5-1 victors over Real Valladolid last time out.
Levante have won just twice in their past eight matches but are sitting in the top half of the table with a respectable 14 points from their opening 11 games.
Unsurprisingly due to their stature, the visitors are heavy favourites for this encounter at odds of 7/20 with a Levante victory priced at 7/1 and the draw available at 9/2.
This fixture tends to produce a lot of goals with 24 flying in across the past six meetings, so over 3.5 goals is priced at 11/10 with over 4.5 at a tempting 12/5.
A ‘double chance’ on Levante to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 9/4 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/20.
If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 19/20.
One to watch for Levante: Striker Borja Mayoral has scored against former club Real Madrid this season and at Real Sociedad on Wednesday and is priced at 10/3 to score in this encounter.
One to watch for Barcelona: Arturo Vidal has already notched up three goals in La Liga this season – against Real Betis, Sevilla and last time out, against Valladolid – and is at a tempting 5/1 to find the net here.
Long shot: Barcelona have already failed to score three times this season while Levante have conceded one goal or less in each of their past five games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 20/1.