Barcelona continue their quest to go the whole season unbeaten against Levante this weekend. There was a scare on Sunday against Real Madrid, but Ernesto Valderde’s side came through it to leave themselves on the brink of a quite magnificent achievement.
Where and when: Estadi Ciutat de Valencia – 13 May, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Levante vs. Barcelona: Sky Sports, William Hill live streaming
Last time: Barca were comfortable winners when the teams met at the Nou Camp in January, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on target in the first half before a third in injury time from Paulinho.
Levante v Barcelona Predictions and Preview
After surviving with 10 men for the second half of last weekend’s Clasico, Barcelona are in great shape to create history by going the whole season unbeaten. This trip to Levante is the Blaugrana’s final away fixture, and they surely won’t let it slip now.
After Real Madrid’s dreadful start to the season and Atletico Madrid’s lack of consistency, Barca have almost been playing against themselves for months now. They’ve kept their levels up when others have been falling to surprise defeats, and even though the top three have all drawn nine games, Barca’s unbeaten record sees them miles ahead at the top.
The visitors start this game as huge favourites in the betting, priced at 1/3. With nine goals in their last two games away from the Nou Camp – which includes the Copa del Rey final – Barca are 5/2 to win with over 4.5 goals in the game.
Valverde will be without Sergi Roberto for this game due to his red card in El Clasico, while Sergi Samper, Marc Cardona and Jose Manuel Arnaiz are the only other injury concerns for the travelling boss. The hosts are missing three players for this game, with Cheick Doukoure, Antonio Garcia Aranda Tono and Alex Alegria all out for the season.
Raul Fernandez and Ivan Lopez are both back in training after injury, but even their presence won’t give the home supporters too much hope of claiming all three points. Levante are available as long as 11/1 for the win, but a draw is likely to be the best they can hope for, and that’s priced at 5/1.
One to watch for Levante: Jose Luis Morales is Levante’s top scorer with 11 goals to his name this season. He’s available at 17/1 to open the scoring on Sunday.
One to watch for Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele is looking to end his first season in Catalonia on a high after a disappointing time so far. He’s 9/1 to break the deadlock.
Long shot: The clock is quickly ticking on Andres Iniesta as the legendary playmaker nears the end of his time in Spain. He’s 20/1 for the first goal in this one.