Game: Levante – Barcelona
Date: 19 January, Sunday 2014 year
Start time: 18:00 GMT
Levante hosts Barcelona in the game of the 20 round of Primera Division. Before this match, Levante is on 10th position in the stantings with 23 points, while Barca are on 1st position with 50 points, as has the second Atletico (Madrid).
Last weekend Levante won the very important three points against Malaga and was established in the middle of the standings. The team of Joaquín Caparrós is on seven points from the relegation zone and can play without too much tension in their next matches. In the upcoming home game against Barcа Caparrós will not be able to count on injured David Navarro and Babacar Diawara.
Barcelona failed to win the derby with Atletico in last round and the two teams split the first position with 50 points as the Catalans have a better goal difference. In the game at “Vicente Calderon” the stars of team Lionel Messi and Neymar took the field after an injury in the second half. Against Levante however, is expected both to start from the first minute, which would tip the scales even more in a landslide victory for Barcelona.
Early in the season the two teams met at the Camp Nou, as Barcelona defeated his opponent with 7-0. After poor play in attack against Atletico, I expect in the upcoming game Barcelona to show its full glory and score a lot of goals. Team of Levante is not excluded to reach the goal and therefore a safe bet – over 3.5 goals.
Facts before match:
Levante have won 5 of their last 15 matches in La Liga.
Barcelona are undefeated in 30 of their last 31 matches in La Liga.
Barcelona have won 21 of their last 24 matches in La Liga.