Levante – Barcelona : Preview & Prediction
Levante, stuck in the soft belly of the Spanish championship, knows that the mission will be almost impossible in this 1 / 8th finals against FC Barcelona. Defeat 5 goals to 0 (tripled Messi) at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia Liga just 3 weeks ago, Levante will want to avoid taking such a score! The formation of Paco Lopez is not at all in confidence since it has taken only 2 points out of 12 distributed during the last 4 days of the championship. Levante won 2 draws at Eibar (4-4) and Girona (2-2) but lost to FC Barcelona (0-5) and Rayo Vallecano (2-1). In contrast, Barça, solid leader, is undefeated for two months and has just scored 3 successes in Levante (5-0), against Celta Vigo (2-0) and recently in Getafe (2-1). Easy winner of the Cultural Leonesa (4-1) in the previous round, the Catalan club will look to make the difference in this first leg against a team of Levante painful winner of the modest formation of Lugo (1-1 and 2-0).
Barcelona have 8 wins against Levante in their last 9 matches.
Levante is on a current series of 4 games without a win (2 draws and 2 losses).
FC Barcelona have not lost since 11 November.
Barça has just scored 3 hits on its last 3 outings.
On 16 December, in La Liga, FC Barcelona won 5 goals to 0 in Levante!
FC Barcelona are so much above Levante that they should win without worry this first round.
Levante – Barcelona : Betting Tips
Barcelona – Win Odds: 1.40
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70