BAR vs LET Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Levante vs Barcelona Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: December 17, 01:15 AM, IST
Where: Ciutat de València
BAR vs LET Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Levante will be looking to extend their winning streak to five games when they host reigning Spanish Champions Barcelona in a La Liga match at Ciutat de València, in Valencia, tomorrow on Sunday night (IST).
Levante have punched above their weights so far this season. They are sixth in the table coming into this match and could move up to fifth and just one point shy of fourth-placed Real Madrid if they manage to beat the mighty Barcelona.
Something which can be achieved and shouldn’t be described as surreal by any means. Not after the events of the last season in this very fixture and in this very ground which killed Barcelona’s hopes of finishing the season as unbeaten.
Yes, a trip to Ciutat de València ended in a 5-4 defeat for Ernesto Valverde and his men, and that’s why Levante may be feeling confident to do the double over reigning champions in the last two matches between these two clubs.
In terms of form, Levante have won two times in the last four games, and have accumulated 22 points from the first 15 matches, winning six times.
For players like Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi, who take Barcelona’s defeat too personally, this game may be carrying more weight than the usual three points. After all, Levante robbed them off a glorious chance to go into the history books as an unbeaten team in the entire 2017-18 La Liga campaign.
But in truth, the 5-4 defeat may have been their own making. As the Catalan giants didn’t find any difficulty in winning matches last season and were strolling towards the ultimate glory in Spanish football. So the complacency may have sneaked into the Barcelona squad when they faced Levante in the 37th fixture of last season.
Also, Barcelona were not in the Champions League and despite that manager, Ernesto Valverde gave Lionel Messi a day off in that match. So in a sense, this could be a revenge time for some Barcelona players.
While this season, Barcelona are still at the top with 31 points from the first 15 games, just three points better than 2nd placed Sevilla and further five points away from eternal rival Real Madrid.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Levante – D L D W W D
Barcelona – D W W W W D
BAR vs LET Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Levante vs Barcelona Team News:
Injured – For the home side, Armando Sadiku and Samu Garcia have both been ruled out from the match.
Suspended – None
Questionable – While Jose Luis Morales, Cheick Doukoure and Pedro Lopez are carrying knocks and will be assessed ahead of the match.
Note: Borja Mayoral is expected to start at the top with Roger Marti should Morales fails a late fitness test.
Key Players – Roger Marti, Campana
Injured – Sergi Roberto is back in training but this game may have come too soon for him at this stage. He is likely to miss the match.
While Malcom, Samuel Umtiti and Rafinha remain long-term absentees for the visitors.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Sergi Samper is carrying a knock and will be assessed ahead of the match.
Note: Manager Ernesto Valverde tweaked his side for Tottenham clash and will be calling upon his guns for the La Liga match.
Luis Suarez was given a day off, while Mess started from the bench.
Dembele is in good form at the moment, scoring three goals in the last three matches, and that’s why Coutinho may find himself on the bench.
Arthur is back to full fitness as well and will be expected to start the match.
Key Players – Messi, Suarez, Dembele
BAR vs LET Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Levante– Oier (GK), Cabaco, Suarez, Chema; Tono, Bardhi, Gomez, Rochina, Jason; Marti, Morales
Barcelona– Ter Stegen (GK), Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Dembele, Messi, Suarez
BAR vs LET Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Barcelona will be eyeing a revenge against Levante after seeing their unbeaten start last season ending in a 5-4 thriller in Valencia.
Messi wasn’t there that night but expect him to lead from the front here. Roger Marti is in very good form at the moment and should be a threat for Barcelona.
Rakitic and Busquets will be pulling the string in the middle, while Bardhi and Jason are two of the finest midfielders in Levante’s ranks.
At the back, Chema is solid as rock, while Pique and Lenglet will be partnering.
Not many changes here, but we have sharpened our attack with the inclusion of Morales.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Barcelona’s last trip to Valencia to play Levante didn’t go as planned. Also, their uncanny start to the campaign means the champions can’t take this game lightly as Real Madrid are eating out the deficit with each passing week.
We expect a tough game for the visitors but a win for Barcelona.
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