Live Football: Levante vs Barcelona Copa del Rey live stream info, squads, lineups & TV channels
January is a busy month for Barcelona, who will play at least six matches before it is out – and potentially up to eight, should they navigate their Copa del Rey clash with Levante successfully. Aside from two encounters against the mid-table outfit, they will tackle Eibar, Leganes and Girona in La Liga, and though these are not the most testing fixtures, the sheer volume of matches will stretch the depth of their squad.
Ernesto Valverde’s side have already been active in the transfer window, although their move to sign teenage French defender Jean-Clair Todibo will only benefit the side in the summer when the Toulouse youngster completes a Bosman switch to Camp Nou. The coach’s future, meanwhile, has been in doubt as his deal is up at the end of the season, and despite a successful tenure thus far has not been handed an extension.
“It’s a decision that he will make and we will respect because he is the coach,” Gerard Pique said. “We would be delighted if he decided to continue and he is doing a magnificent job. He brings calmness and he is producing results and showing that his way works.” One of the two titles he won last season was the Copa del Rey, which was the 30th occasion that the Catalans lifted the title and was crowned by a magnificent 5-0 win over Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Match: Levante vs Barcelona
Date: Thursday, 10th January 2019.
Stadium: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia (Valencia).
Competition: Copa del Rey
Kickoff time: 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET / 20:30 PST
Standing in their way of yet another quarter-final are Levante, a side whose best performance in this competition came way back in 1935 when they reached the semi-finals. They are winless in their last four matches in all competitions, conceding 13 goals in the process, including a 5-0 defeat to Barca just nine days before Christmas. At the very least, they will want to keep the tie competitive into the second leg, but recent history suggests they will have their work cut out.
Levante vs Barcelona Stats
- Barcelona has 4 wins & 1 defeat in the last 5 h2h matches against the Frogs.
- Four of those 5 matches had a final score with over 2.5 goals in total.
- Barca has scored 2 or more goals in the previous 9 meetings with these opponents across all competitions.
- Levante has only 1 win and lost 4 times in the last 5 h2h home matches against the Catalans.
- The visitors scored at least 2 goals in those previous 5 matches against the hosts at this ground.
Barcelona to win and under 3.5 goals in the game is priced at 2/1 (3.00) and this selection has paid out in their last seven away wins in the Copa Del Rey. If we expect Valverde’s outfit to triumph in Valencia, the smart money should go on opposing the goals to flow. Prices correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Betting Banner – Best Bet: Barcelona to win and under 3.5 goals at 2/1 (3.00) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365
Today’s Possible XI
Levante: Oier; Cabaco, Postigo, Rober, Coke, Campana; Bardhi, Prcic, Samu Garcia; Morales, Roger.
Barcelona: Cillessen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Gonzalez; Rakitic, Vidal, Alena; Malcom, Suarez, Dembele.
Live Streaming Information
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