Barcelona title chances were dealt another blow in midweek, as the Catalonian giants were held away from home by Cadiz. This weekend they host a Levante side that are still looking for their first win of the season.
La Liga Preview
The pressure on Ronald Koeman seems to be rising with every passing week in La Liga. Barcelona were underwhelming again in midweek, as they could only take a point on the road against Cadiz. Barcelona were well below par in that fixture, as they managed just two shots on target despite having 69% of the possession. Their frustrations were evident after the full time whistle, and they also saw Frenkie de Jong sent off on a very frustrating evening. Questions will certainly be asked before this weekend’s game, and a defeat is the last thing that Koeman will need. A win is the only possible result that will appease the Barcelona fans this weekend, but even that isn’t likely to keep the fans off the managers back for too long.
Levante could be good opponents for Barcelona this weekend, as they themselves have had struggled over the early weeks of the season. They are one of four teams yet to win a game in the league this term, while they have been beaten on two occasions. However, their four points that they have picked up means that they are at least sitting outside of the relegation places at this early stage of the campaign. Levante were soundly beaten in their last fixture in the league, as they were down 2-0 at home against Celta Vigo. Both goals that were scored by the visitors came in the second half, while Levante managed just two shots on target.
Barcelona vs Levante Head to Head
Barcelona have won two of the previous three games against Levante. However, their disastrous 3-3 draw against this weekend’s opponents is still very fresh in the memory. That draw in May ended all Barcelona hopes of winning the league title, as they threw away a 2-0 first half lead to settle for a point.
Barcelona vs Levante Prediction
The days of Barcelona being home bankers are long gone, which means that it is always worth looking for different bets. The over 2.5 goals selection could be the way forward this weekend, as there have been over 2.5 goals in three of the previous four meetings between the sides.
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