Barcelona embarks on a mission to recover from back to back defeats when they continue their 2020-21 La Liga campaign. The side welcomes Levante at Camp Nou this weekend. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 11 pm.
The Catalan giants lost to Cadiz on their last outing in La Liga and are currently ninth in the table. On the other hand, Levante currently sits 17th, having struggled to get points in the opening months of the season.
It has been a tough start for Barcelona this campaign. The side has recorded four wins, two draws and four defeats in their ten league matches collecting a disappointing 14 points.
Ronald Koeman has games in hand over their competitors for the title; however, they are 12 points behind leaders Atletico Madrid on the same number of matches. Their last home league match ended in a 4-0 win against Osasuna at the end of November. The side will be looking to build on their 2-1 defeat to Cadiz.
On the other hand, Levante is currently 17th in league with 11 points from 11 matches and currently level on points with Osasuna ahead of their clash at Camp Nou. Paco Lopez’s side brings a six unbeaten streak in the contest playing five straight 1-1 draws between the end of October and start of November before their 3-0 win against Getafe.
Barcelona vs Levante Head to Head
Both sides have 26 games against each other with Barcelona taking 20 wins while Levante with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Barcelona 0-3 Juventus
Cadiz 2-1 Barcelona
Ferencvarosi 0-3 Barcelona
Barcelona 4-0 Osasuna
Dynamo Kyiv 0-4 Barcelona
Levante 3-0 Getafe
Real Vallavoid 1-1 Levante
Levante 1-1 Elche FC
Levante 1-1 Deportivo Alaves
Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Levante
Barcelona Team News
Ronald Koeman will be without the services of Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto, Gerrard Pique and Ousmane Dembele through injury. However, the side did not pick up any injuries during their clash with Juve. Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezzman will be available for selection.
Levante Team News
Lopez is less likely to make any changes to the starting XI following their impressive 3-0 win against Getafe last weekend. Jorge de Frutos will be used on the wide flanks while Ruben Rochina, Nikola Vukcevic and Gonzalo Melero available for selection.
Prediction and Odds
Barcelona is under fire to turn their home form around, and we expect Levante’s luck to come to an end.
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