Barca suffered a 2-0 loss to Valencia at the weekend. As a result, they dropped to second place in the standings. Quique Setien aims to get back on course as soon as possible. They are supposed to win Sunday’s football game against Levante. But fans have recently seen Barca struggling too hard to find their best form under the new head coach.
Barca’s center forward Luis Suarez remains on the sidelines with injury. Levante, on the other hand, suffered yet another loss in their previous three league fixtures. Paco Lopez made a plodding start to the year, and they are no longer considered to be capable of claiming a major scalp on Monday. As always, Leo Messi will be the man to watch on the home team.
Just one win from their last three La Liga games (one win, one draw, and one loss) is the most worrying thing for title-chasing Barcelona. Although they remain the division’s top scorers by some distance, by scoring an average of 2.38 goals per match. Notably, nine of their 13 La Liga wins have been achieved with a -1 handicap.
At home, the Catalan giants have won with a -2 handicap in seven of their nine La Liga wins, and are yet to lose here this league season (nine wins and one draw).
On a three-game losing streak in La Liga, Levante drew on the road this league campaign (three wins, eight losses). Four of their eight away defeats came ‘to nil,’ which is hardly surprising considering Los Levantinos have scored an average of just 1.0 goals per La Liga away game this season.
Stat attack and Players to watch
Barcelona: Lionel Messi will definitely be a player-to-watch in Monday’s Match. The Argentine forward has scored in Barcelona’s last six La Liga home wins, scoring 11 goals in total.
Levante: Roger Martí has been Levante’s first goalscorer in all six league games. He scored six goals this season.
Levante have lost all six La Liga away games in which they have conceded first this season.