Barcelona can wrap up the title when they host Levante in the La Liga match this weekend at Camp Nou, in Catalonia, on Saturday night (IST).
What competition it is? La Liga
Teams: Barcelona and Levante
Kick Off: Sunday 28 April
Match Timing: 12:15 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Camp Nou (99,354)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream select La Liga League matches in India. In addition, the matches can also be enjoyed on the official Facebook App and website.
Barcelona are once again proving to be the best team in Spain this season. They have hardly found any trouble in the defense of their crown, with their main rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid struggling for consistency to mount serious pressure on the reigning champions.
As things stand in La Liga, Barcelone are sitting atop the table having won 24 times in 34 matches. They have accumulated 80 points and are a huge nine points adrift of Atletico Madrid in second place.
As you can see, the Catalan giants can wrap up the league title with a win against Levante at Camp Nou. Even a win for Atletico Madrid at the weekend won't stop the defending champions from landing their 26th league title.
After this game, Barcelona will be facing Liverpool in a two-leg Champions league semifinal match with Celta Vigo, Getafe CF, and Eibar their remaining opponents in the league campaign.
It will be interesting to see how Ernesto Valverde takes this game considering Liverpool are looming large. But it's worth noting that Barca have a comfortable position on the table, while Liverpool are neck-in-neck with Manchester City in the Premier League title race.
Levante, meanwhile are in the thick of a relegation fight. They are only three points away from the danger and there's every chance that this gap could become zero after their trip to Camp Nou.
For they are the underdog in this match and are most likely to lose the game against Barcelona.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Barcelona – W W D W W W
Levante – D L D L D W
BAR vs LET Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Barcelona vs Levante Team News:
Injured – Barcelona are moving to their full strength ahead of the crucial season-ending period. There is no fresh injury concern at the moment with their only injury casualty remaining Rafinha, who continues to be on the sidelines and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Just a week ago, French Centre-back Samuel Umtiti was feared to have suffered a season-ending injury, but it was just a knock and in fact, he returned to the playing 11 in the last game. So he is fine and will be battling for a place at the back with Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique and Thomas Vermaelen.
Ernesto Valverde will have one eye on the huge Champions league semifinal 1st leg match against Liverpool and will be making changes to his playing 11. The likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique, to name a few, may be given a day off or could be used from the bench.
Key Players – Malcom, Vidal, Rakitic
Injured – As for Levante, Central midfielder, Cheick Doukouré is out of this match due to an injury.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Three players in the form of Sergio Postigo, Chema Rodriguez and Erick Cabaco passed a late fitness test and have been named in the matchday squad to face the mighty Barcelona.
Note: Ruben Rochina is back after a ban, and should come straight into the midfield with Enis Bardhi making the way.
Key Players – Roger Marti, Jason
BAR vs LET Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Barcelona– Ter Stegen (GK), Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Arthur, Busquets, Vidal, Coutinho / Dembele, Messi / Malcom, L Suarez / Kevin-Prince Boateng
Levante– Fernandez (GK), Coke, Nunes, Rober, Garcia, Bardhi, Vukcevic, Gomez, Morales, Jason, Roger Marti
BAR vs LET Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
This will be the third meeting between these two teams this season. Barcelona ran out 5-0 winner in the reverse fixture in the league, also toppling Levante 4-2 over two-legged Copa del Rey tie.
We back the Catalan giants to make it four wins over Levante this season.
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