Barcelona vs Levante, La Liga: team news, preview, lineups, result prediction

FC Barcelona (9th, 14 points) vs Levante UD (18th, 11 points) *

* Points and positions at the time of writing on Saturday

Competition / Round: 2020-21 the league, Matchday 13

Barcelona departures and doubts: Ansu Fati, Gerard Piqué, Sergi Roberto, Ousmane Dembélé (out)

Raise Departures and Doubts: Enis Bardhi, José Campaña, Cheick Doukouré (out)

Date and Time: Sunday December 13, 2020, 9 pm CET / WAT (Barcelona and Nigeria), 8 pm GMT (UK), 3 pm ET, 12 pm PT (US), 1.30 am IST (India, Monday)

Event venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, ​​Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea

VAR: Santiago Jaime Latre

How to watch on television: beIN SPORTS (US and Canada), LaLigaTV (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), Not available (India), others

How to broadcast: FuboTV (US), Premier Player (UK), Facebook Live (India), Movistar+ (Spain), others

After an embarrassing loss to Juventus that cost them top spot in the group and set them up for a truly horrible road in Champions League knockouts, Barcelona are back in action in the league with a match against Levante in the largest Stadium on Earth.

The situation in the League is already known: Barça has not found any consistency, with four victories and four defeats in 10 games that put the Blaugrana twelve points behind the leaders Atlético de Madrid and just three points above the first team in the relegation zone, which is precisely their rival this weekend, Levante.

Ronald Koeman has done a pathetic job coaching this team in the big games, but Barça have been good against teams that are worse than them, at least at home. The challenge for this team used to be consistency until a week ago, but now the challenge is to be good at soccer.

Koeman will definitely not keep his job after the season, regardless of which president he takes over, but he needs to make sure the next manager isn’t managing a Europa League team next season. The title is, and it’s crazy to say in December after only 10 games, practically out of reach, but a place in the Champions League is not and without European football for the next three months there is no excuse for poor form. of the league. continue.

Levante have had a strange season so far: they are undefeated in their last six, but before last weekend’s win against a 9-man Getafe they drew five games in a row by a score of 1-1, and they have been badly in a row. against the strongest teams in the league. The attack is not powerful enough to keep up with Barça and the defense has conceded 15 goals in 11 games, so this should be a comfortable night for Barça. Blaugranaespecially at home.

But there are no comfortable games in the league for Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona, ​​and that’s pathetic. Be better or not here, Ronald.


Barcelona (4-2-3-1): Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, De Jong; Messi, Griezmann, Coutinho; Braithwaite

Lift (4-4-2): Fernández; Coca-Cola, Vezo, Postigo, Clerc; Fruits, Melero, Vukcevic, Rochina; Gomez, Marti


Despite how bad we have been this season, we are still good at home in the league, and it will continue like this: Barça 4-2.