Barcelona take a trip down the east coast of Spain to face Levante on Saturday, with the Catalans looking to extend their lead at the top of La Liga.
After Lionel Messi single-handedly tore apart Real Valladolid, sending Barcelona back to the La Liga summit, the Catalan giants will look to kick on, after a shaky start to the season.
Levante sit 14th in the league table, and have been inconsistent of late, and face a tough challenge against the Spanish champions.
Four wins, two draws and five defeats – that is how Levante have performed in La Liga this season. A total of 14 points has left them in 10th position in the table, which represents a strong start for the Valencia-based club
Barcelona have dominated this fixture, with the Catalans winning 16 of the last 20 games between the two.
However, Levante did beat Barca in the Copa del Rey last season, 2-1, but then lost the second leg 3-0, so the win really counted for nothing.
The last two league fixtures between the two in Valencia have been high-scoring affairs, with Barca winning 5-0 last season, and Levante winning 5-4 the season before that. There’s been some decent games between the two sides.
Possible Line Ups
Levante: Aitor; Miramar, Postigo, Vezo, Clerc; Campana, Radoja, Melero, Bardhi; Morales, Mayoral
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Arthur, Busquets, De Jong; Griezmann, L Suarez, Messi
Barcelona aren’t easy to beat at the best of times, so playing them when they’re on a winning streak of six matches, doesn’t really play into Levante’s hands.