Barcelona vs Levante
Competition – Copa del Rey
Stadium – Estadio Camp Nou
Date: 17th January 2019
Kick-off time – 20:30 GMT
Levante come into this game hoping to get a better result for their offensive efforts than in their other recent games.
The home side hasn’t won any of their last four games, but that is largely down to their poor defencive record as they have not been doing badly on the offence.
Levante have taken just two wins from their last ten games in all competitions and come into this game having conceded 12 goals in their last 4 games.
That is good news to the ears of Barcelona attackers and they will be looking to take advantage of that and inflict more misery on their hosts here.
Barcelona scored 5 goals the last time they visited Levante about a month ago and they had the magic feet of Lionel Messi to thank for that result.
The Catalans are likely to rest the Argentine and Luis Suarez for this game and that could make Levante’s job easier.
Barcelona haven’t been overly impressive on their travels this season as they have won with more than 2 goals in just 2 of their 9 matches away from home this season.
Barcelona lost to Levante here last season, but their 5-0 win on their last visit should motivate them to go for the win again.
Bookmakers have priced Barcelona up as strong odds-on favourites to progress to the next stage of the Copa del Rey.
Goal markets suggest this will be a thrilling game as over 3.5 goals is currently trading odds-on.