BAR vs LET Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Barcelona vs Levante Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Copa Del Rey, Round of 16, 2nd Leg
When: January 18, 2019, 02:00 AM, IST
Where: Camp Nou
BAR vs LET Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Having suffered a 2-1 defeat in the first leg of Copa del Rey, Barcelona will have their task cut out when they host Levante in the 2nd leg at Camp Noise, in Barcelona, on Wednesday night (IST).
Barcelona will take some solace from a late Philippe Coutinho penalty in the first leg which kept the tie well within winning range. But Ernesto Valverde’s decision to rest key players certainly backfired in a big way.
Long gone are the days when the Catalan giants used to field talented young La Masia prodigies in the cup ties and successfully negotiated them. At the moment, there is no apparent real depth and quality in Barca’s roster these days with the playing 11, add two or three players, remaining Valverde’s best bet to win games.
But one player who is the first team element, and who is certainly going through a personal bad phase and needs to show his worth to the manager is Coutinho. The former Liverpool playmaker has found himself on the bench more often than his liking. Even the manager came out in the media and asked him to win his place in the starting 11.
Coutinho scored the penalty and it was enough to hand him another start at the weekend against Eibar. But the Brazilian was not that effective in the match and the doubters continue to raise questions about his true identity at Camp Nou.
But expect him to start here, while the other bi guns should be involved as well as Barcelona look to win their fifth consecutive Copa del Rey.
For Levante, the last match was sweet revenge for the 0-5 thumping they suffered at the hand of Barcelona in the La Liga.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Barcelona – W W W D W W
Levante – L D D W W W
BAR vs LET Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Barcelona vs Levante Team News:
Injured – Barcelona will once again be without the services of world cup winning centre back Samuel Umtiti, while Rafina will be missing the action as well.
Thomas Vermaelen has returned to the training but may not be risked in this match. Sergi Samper, meanwhile, continues to be on the sidelines.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Note: Jeison Murrillo impressed in the first leg and should start the match at Camp Nou against Levante.
Key Players – Dembele, Coutinho
Injured – There are no fresh injury concerns for Levante ahead of this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None from the last game.
Note: On-loan Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral should start the match after his display in the first leg. Emmanuel Boateng is also in contention to start the match, along with Moses Simon and Aitor Fernandez.
Also, Ruben Rochina and Coke were involved from the bench in the last game and are a strong contender to start the match. While super striker Jose Luis Morales may be used from the off to keep Barcelona’s backline under some pressure.
Key Players – Jose Luis Morales, Boateng
BAR vs LET Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Barcelona– Cillessen (GK), Semedo, Murillo, Lenglet, MBarcelonada, Vidal, Rakitic, Alena, Malcom, Dembele, Denis
Levante– Aitor (GK), Postigo, Chema, Cabaco; Coke, Prcic, Campana, Simon; Rochina; Mayoral, Boateng
BAR vs LET Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Barcelona FANTASY PREDICTION:
Ernesto Valverde is expected to name a strong XI, or should at least keep the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench for insurance.
A win for Barca is our call.
Prediction 2-0 (at least)
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