Barcelona hosts Levante
Barcelona hosts Levante at the Camp Nou in a fixture from the 13th round of La Liga. Let’s preview it right now and see what we can tell you about this game.
Barcelona are not where they would like to be at this time of the season. Los Cules are coming off a defeat against Cadiz which left them to 9th place in the standings. Currently Barca are 12 points behind the league leaders Atletico Madrid and this is far from acceptable.
The manager Ronald Koeman is in a difficult situation at the moment. During the week Barca made another poor performance and suffered a 0-3 loss at home against Juventus in the Champions League. You can bet the atmosphere in the dressing room is not very good at the moment.
Barcelona lost two of their last three matches in La Liga. Last week Barca paid a visit to Cadiz at the Ramon de Carranza, but the game ended with a 2-1 win for the hosts. It was Barcelona’s 4th defeat for the season.
Gerard Pique, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele are sidelined with injuries. Meanwhile Philippe Coutinho didn’t play against Juventus, so he could start against Levante on Sunday.
Levante are very close to the relegation zone of La Liga. At this moment the club is 17th in the league with 11 points and a record of 2 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses.
Right now Levante are in a pretty good shape, though. They are without a loss in their last five matches in the league. Last week Levante hosted Getafe and rocked them with a 3-0 win. Roger Marti and Dani Gomez scored in the first half while Jorge de Frutos scored the third one after the break.
That’s our preview for the La Liga game between Barcelona and Levante at the Camp Nou. Barca are desperate for the win here, but Levante are without a loss in their last five matches.