Levante vs Barcelona: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:35 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 9:35 PM UTC

Messi is in majestic form right now...
<div><h2>Levante vs Barcelona</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/es/la-liga/rcd-espanyol-barcelona-vs-cf-valencia-3842315/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, November 2, at Ciutat de Valencia</strong></a></p><p>Barcelona have been immaculate ever since star player Lionel Messi returned from injury. The diminutive Argentinean has inspired his team to a remarkable upturn in form and they now sit top of the table after winning their last five matches in La Liga. Their winning streak stretches to seven games in all competitions, and Messi has been at the heart of their resurgence. “There were wonders coming out of his foot – you can only applaud and enjoy it,” said Valladolid midfielder Michel after Messi scored twice and provided two assists to consign them to a 5-1 defeat in midweek. He has scored five goals in his last four games and he has the quality to tear Levante apart on Saturday.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Star midfielder Enis Bardhi and forward Borja Mayoral, a 22-year-old on loan from Real Madrid, were on target as Levante picked up a surprise 2-1 win away at Real Sociedad on Wednesday. Sociedad’s home form had been strong, so Levante deserve kudos for the result and the performance. Bardhi has only just returned from injury, and he was in fine form. Roger Marti is a good striker, but Mayoral started ahead of him on Wednesday, and manager Paco Lopez’s decision was vindicated when he fired in the winner. Defenders Rober Pier and Tono and backup goalkeeper Oier Olazabal are the only injured players for the hosts.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Barcelona could afford to leave €120 million man Antoine Griezmann on the bench in their 5-1 victory over Valladolid. Luis Suarez led the line, flanked by Messi and teenage sensation Ansu Fati, and Barca were devastating in attack. Sergi Roberto was also benched as the more experienced Artutro Vidal started alongside Frenkie de Jong and veteran holding midfielder Sergio Busquets. Ivan Rakitic offers another option in midfield. Samuel Umtiti has stepped up his recovery from a knee injury, but he did not feature against Valladolid as Clement Lenglet partnered Gerard Pique at the heart of defence.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Barcelona battered Levante 5-0 when they visited Ciutat de Valencia last season. They beat Levante 1-0 at the Nou Camp to complete the double, and they should ease to victory in this game. Their away form at the start of the season was shaky, but those concerns have diminished since Messi’s return. Levante have only lost once at home his season, but Barcelona are on fire right now, having scored 12 goals in their last three league matches, and they should secure a comfortable victory if Messi maintains his current form.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Barcelona -1.5 Asian handicap at 1.88 with Bet365</a></strong></p></div>
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