Barcelona vs Levante Prediction, 12/13/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Barcelona vs Levante
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Barcelona (-625) Levante (+1400)
Lionel Messi and Barcelona (4-2-4, 9th in La Liga) host Levante (2-5-4, 17th in La Liga) at Camp Nou on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona and Aitor Fernandez for Levante. Barcelona are priced -625 while the Frogs are at +1400. The O/U is set at 3.25.
Barcelona took the field against Cadiz in their last match and took a loss by a score of 2-1. Barcelona tried 24 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 17 of the attempts for a rate of 70.8%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 89.0% passes received rate by converting 801 of the 900 passing targets last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Barcelona finished at a 38.1% rate by putting 8 shots on target out of 21 total shots. Barcelona has an average of 1.70 goals per 90 (17 total goals) and have 10 assists In all contests this year.
Lionel Messi is a player who should impact this matchup for Barcelona. Messi has been in the starting lineup in 440 matchups during his soccer career and has 1.01 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Argentina has earned 448 goals in 39,919 minutes played. He has totaled 184 assists while earning 49 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Antoine Griezmann, the forward who represents France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 53 times in his career and he has scored 152 goals. Griezmann has been on the field for 31,005 minutes during 363 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 58 yellow card cautions. He sports an average of 0.44 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Barcelona will be Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Stegen has seen the pitch for a total of 23,569 minutes and has 806 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 0.99 (258 total goals allowed) and his save % is .764. The goalkeeper hailing from Germany has had 1,056 shots tried at him in 262 career starts. Stegen (159-57-46 mark during his career) has accumulated 101 clean sheets, which gives him a 38.5% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Levante walked away with a victory by a final of 3-0 against Getafe. Levante finished the match with a 78.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 11 out of the 14 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by completing 501 out of their 580 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 86.4%. Levante converted 8 shots on goal out of the team's 12 shots tried which had them at a 66.7% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 13 goals and 9 assists in all their contests, Levante averages 1.18 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 min.
Jose Luis Morales will be counted on for Levante. The forward representing Spain has 20,717 mins while scoring 46 goals. He has accumulated 30 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 33 times. He has an average of 0.20 goals per 90 minutes and has started 243 matches during his career. Be sure to watch out for Roger Marti, the forward hailing from Spain. He has earned 79 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 times. Marti has been handed 45 yellow card cautions in 15,121 minutes played (171 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.47.
Aitor Fernandez will be residing in front of the goal for Levante. Fernandez has recorded 36 shutouts while defending 534 shots against him in 11,725 mins in his career. He sports a save % of .740 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.7%. He has surrendered 1.19 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 44-40-46. In his pro soccer career, Fernandez has given up 155 goals and has racked up 386 saves in 130 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Levante (+1400)
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