Sports Innovation previews the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Levante and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
FC Barcelona welcome Levante to Camp Nou on Sunday evening for what can only be described as a must-win affair.
The results don’t lie, it’s been a terrible start to the season for Barcelona. The fallen Catalan giants sit down in eighth-place in La Liga on a mere nine points from five games. The pressure is at a boiling point for manager Ronald Koeman, and anything less than victory on Sunday could spell even more trouble.
That said, Barcelona do welcome back their newest No.10 Ansu Fati from injury. They also have two games in hand over Real Madrid, who drew 0-0 against Villarreal on Saturday. So that eight-point gap to the La Liga leaders can still go down to two points with the right results.
Levante, on the other hand, are winless after six games in La Liga this season. The Frogs have continued to uphold their title as draw specialists, having settled for four stalemates already this season. They sit down in 16th-place in the league table on four points.
Stats and Analysis in La Liga
Barcelona have struggled to reach their usual standards so this season. In their last 10 La Liga fixtures. The Blaugrana have hit the target 1.6 times on average per game, scoring 16 goals along the way. They kept 3 clean sheets, conceding 12 goals for an average of 1.2 per game.
Levante boast a similarly mixed record from their last 10 La Liga fixtures in comparison. The Frogs have scored 14 goals for an average of 1.4 goals per game. They also conceded 18 goals, an average of 1.8 per game, and failed to keep a clean sheet at all.
Stats and facts for Barcelona and Levante.
Fun stats Barcelona
- Barcelona unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
- Barcelona unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Barcelona scored in the last 33 of 35 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Barcelona’s last 4 of 6 matches.
Fun stats Levante
- Levante did not win the last 14 matches in a row;
- Levante did not win the last 7 matches in a row when playing away;
- Levante conceded in the last 18 of 20 matches;
- Levante conceded the last 14 matches in a row.
Form Barcelona vs Levante
Blauagra aim for steady progress.
It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Barcelona with performances showing little sign of stability. In their 3 latest outings, Ronald Koeman’s side achieved a 3-0 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and went on to a 1-1 draw against Granada in La Liga. Their latest game produced a 0-0 draw with Cadiz.
Frogs continue to look blunt.
Levante will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. In their previous 3 matches, Paco Lopez’s side experienced a 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano and went on to a 1-1 draw against Elche. Their latest match served up a 2-0 defeat against Celta Vigo.
Barcelona v Levante – Fixture history
When they last played a La Liga match against each other – on 11 May 2021 – they both came away with a point in a 3-3 draw.
Barcelona have the following 7-1-2 meeting statistics with Levante.
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it would seem a good idea to side with Memphis Depay. The Dutchman appears to be Barcelona’s best threat in front of goal in the absence of an injured Martin Braithwaite. Roger heads to Camp Nou very keen to continue the momentum he has built up in his last 6 outings for Levante. He has been on target 2 times in the last 6 matches.