Sunday night’s La Liga action sees Spanish champions and early league leaders Barcelona travel to Levante, the scene of their only league defeat last season. The hosts have lost just once of their last eleven games in all competitions but are nevertheless the underdogs going into this encounter.
Where and when: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia – 16 December, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Levante vs. Barcelona: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: Emmanuel Boateng’s hat-trick and a double from Enis Bardhi saw Levante record a memorable 5-4 victory over Barcelona in May – the Catalan side’s only defeat of the league campaign. It was Levante’s only victory over Barca in 22 attempts.
|Levante double chance||29/10||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||9/5||Offer|
|Roger Marti anytime scorer||17/5||Offer|
Levante vs. Barcelona Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have started to recover form after going three games without a win in all competitions with four victories in a row, including two in La Liga.
The 4-0 victory at Catalan rivals Espanyol last time out in the league reinforced their chances of winning a fourth La Liga title in five seasons.
However, Levante are a dangerous opponent and one who are in form – Paco Lopez’s men sit sixth in La Liga and have just one defeat in their last 11 matches.
If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 7/9.
One to watch for Levante: Roger Marti is the dangerman for the hosts, having hit the back of the net eight times across 12 La Liga starts this campaign. Priced at 17/5 to find the net here, he has scored in five of his last ten league games.
One to watch for Barcelona: Luis Suarez has found the net in four of his five matches against Levante and is 4/7 to find the net again here. The marksman already has ten goals to his name this season.
Long shot: Levante have already kept five clean sheets this season including in each of their last two home games, while Barca have consecutive shutouts in La Liga matches. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 33/1.