Barcelona and Levante meet at Camp Nou, in a game for the 18th round of the First Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 5 wins in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 09-20-2015, in a match for the First Division that ended with the victory of Barcelona by (4-1). The goals of the match were scored by Bartra (50 ‘), Neymar (56’) and L. Messi (61 ‘and 90’), for Barcelona, and Víctor Casadesús (66 ‘), for Levante. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Levante presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 45 points won, after 14 wins and 3 draws. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Deportivo La Coruña, by (4-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Real Madrid, by (0-3). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 6 conceded; against 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at their stadium, with 44 goals scored and 9 conceded. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Celta de Vigo by (1-1).
For this competition, he has not lost 17 games. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 2-0 (4 out of 8 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 13 of its last 17 games for the First Division, of these 13 came to the break in advantage in 9 and always managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘. In 17 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Barcelona continues to go through an optimal phase in the Spanish championship and has in this game the opportunity to conquer its fourth consecutive victory in the competition. The club is motivated by a very significant victory, since on the last day they beat Real Madrid away from home, by 0x3, in a game in which they had more possession of the ball, also standing out for the optimal defensive performance. However, the performance of the attack has been fundamental to the great campaign of the team, which has the best numbers in that sector, with an average of 2.64 goals scored per game, also having the best average possession of the ball. Playing at home, he owns the best campaign, being one of the three that still have not lost in that condition. The 4-4-2 or the 4-3-3 should be the tactical scheme used in this duel by the coach, which should not have large absences.
After 3 wins, 9 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 16 th position of the league, with 18 points won. In their last match, they tied with the CD Leganés at home by (0-0), after in the previous match they tied for a match against Sevilla, by (0-0). This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a win away with Espanyol by (1-2). For the league, Levante won 8 points out of 21 possible points, after 1 win, 5 draws and 1 loss in the last 7 away matches.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 away matches. In the away matches there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘0-0 (5 out of 10 matches) and at the end of the match 0-0 (3 out of 10 matches). In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since in 18 of the last 25 they played there were less than 3 goals. In 17 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 10 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Levante is increasingly seen in a worrying situation within the Spanish league and knows they need to start urgently to add some positive results to get out of the bottom of the table. The club does not win five days ago, but in the last one at least conquered a point, when they tied at home against Leganés, in a match in which they did not have a good performance, especially in offensive terms. The attack has been, in fact, the great responsible for the undesirable campaign of the team, so much that it is among the worst six of the competition, being the third least finished. As a visitor, he conquered less than 40% of the points he played so far, but he has one of the best defenses in that condition. It is likely that the coach will organize the team in the 4-2-3-1 or 4-1-4-1 and this time they will not be able to count on the Campaign, which has a suspension.
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