Barcelona vs Levante Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Barcelona vs Levante Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Barcelona come into the game after the high of concluding 2017 with a memorable 3-0 win over Real Madrid in the El Clasico. Despite being put under pressure in the first half, Barcelona produced a brilliant second-half performance to beat Madrid with goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi (penalty), and Aleix Vidal. Daniel Carvajal was sent off in the event leading up to the Messi penalty. In the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, Barcelona were only able to get a 1-1 draw with Celta de Vigo. Levante were involved in a goalless draw with Leganes to end 2017. Levante, however, made a positive start to 2018 with a 2-1 win over Espanyol the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Barcelona have been able to get Levante in recent seasons. Even though the recent game – at around the same time last year – finished as a 2-0 win for Barcelona, the previous four meetings witnessed Barcelona scoring more than 3.5 goals without exception. Crucially, Levante have failed to score in three out of the last four meetings with Barcelona. I would back a clean sheet for Barcelona in this game.

Luis Suarez has been in excellent scoring form of late. The striker has netted 10 league goals so far – including the opening goal in his last three appearances. Suarez came up with a goal when Barcelona last faced against Levante. I would back Suarez to score the opener even in this match.

Barcelona clean sheet – 4/6

Luis Suarez to score 1st – 12/5

Barcelona scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Barcelona scored over 2.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Levante

Levante saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Levante saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Barcelona

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Barcelona Form Guide

Barcelona Team Logo

Barcelona

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L A

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 5 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Mamelodi Sundowns FC Team Logo Mamelodi Sundowns FC

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Levante Form Guide

Levante Team Logo

Levante

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W H

16-03-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

31-03-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

23-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

27-04-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

07-05-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 5 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

Barcelona Preview

Barcelona moved one-step closer towards winning the La Liga 2017-18 campaign – even if the season is just entering into the first match of 2018 – after the spectacular El Clasico win. The January transfer window may bring about substantial additions to the squad, as it appears that Barcelona are intent on adding Philippe Coutinho to the squad. It will only improve an attack that has scored the highest number of goals (45) so far this season. Barcelona also have the meanest defence with just seven goals conceded. Lionel Messi is La Liga’s top scorer this season with 15 goals.

Barcelona Team News

Sergio Busquets is suspended for the game after accumulation of yellow cards, while Francisco Alcacer (muscle) and Samuel Umtiti (hamstring) are unavailable due to injuries.

Levante Preview

Levante have been involved in a string of draws in the La Liga, but this has not entirely their objective of moving away from the drop zone. Levante are just three points ahead of Deportivo Alaves in the final relegation place. This gap is too close to comfort; even for a team that has kept a string of clean sheets in recent games. Levante have been involved in three goalless draws over the last five league matches. A positive start to 2018 with an away victory against Espanyol is something that manager Juan Muniz will be looking to build upon. Morales and Enis Bardhi are the top scorers with four goals each, but both players are suspended for this game.

Levante Team News

Jose Campana, Enis Bardhi, and Jose Luis Morales are suspended for the game, while Ivan Lopez (cruciate ligament), Roger Marti Salvador (cruciate ligament), Nano (fever), and Chema (hamstring) are unavailable for manager Juan Muniz.

Barcelona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Levante Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Barcelona vs Levante Sidelined Players

Barcelona
17 Francisco Alcacer Injured
23 Samuel Umtiti Injured
5 Sergio Busquets Suspended
Levante
2 Ivan Lopez Injured
17 Alexander Alegria Injured
10 Enis Bardhi Suspended
11 Jose Luis Morales Suspended
24 Jose Campana Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marc-Andre ter Stegen 187 85
20 LB Sergi Roberto 178 70
14 CD Javier Mascherano 174 74
25 CD Thomas Vermaelen 183 80
18 RB Jordi Alba 170 68
15 CM Paulinho 180 72
8 CM Andres Iniesta 171 68
4 CM Ivan Rakitic 184 78
10 RF Lionel Messi 170 72
9 CF Luis Suarez 182 85
11 LF Ousmane Dembele 178 67
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Oier Olazabal 189 82
26 LB Shaq Moore 180 -
22 RB Antonio Luna 177 68
18 CD Erick Cabaco 186 75
15 CD Sergio Postigo 185 77
8 CDM Jefferson Lerma 179 70
23 CM Jason 178 65
20 CM Sasa Lukic 183 77
14 CM Ivi Lopez 187 79
5 CDM Cheick Doukoure 180 72
21 CF Emmanuel Boateng 175 70