Ernesto Valverde forced to pull artillery against Levante
Levante the first round of qualifying was copera after winning 2-1 with goals from Erick Cabaco and Borja Mayoral, al FC Barcelona in the first leg of the knockout round of the Copa del Rey Spanish.
Ernesto Valverde, It allowed for this first assault their heavyweight Barcelona. Something was about to cost you dearly before a Levante that despite playing with 7 no substitutes nor align their players more decisive, He stepped over the FC Barcelona team for much of the game, leaving even short result.
Without Messi, Luis Suarez, Pique, Rakitic, Arthur or Jordi Alba but with Coutinho there Dembelé, two players who cost 300 million euros and signings like Malcom and Murillo, Barca became a weak team that just a penalty and the large number of occasions by Marradas Levante, He saved them from a historical debacle.
Something that cost a lot of criticism Valverde it will be forced to make the gala team if you want to turn the tie. And it is that many people did not understand the risk they ran Catalan team coach since the end after facing a Primera Division is also after the club itself and Sevilla, the third team most goals mark in Laliga.
Although the Levante won 2 the last 3 parties including, Barcelona is clear favorite
After this defeat Barca 2-1 (second against Levante in the last 3 matches) in the first leg, the Levante It comes out as the least likely team to win with a probability of +1800 losing in the second leg in the Camp Nou as we saw inSportsBettingDime.
With Lio Messi and Luis Suarez returning to the line for the club, there is little value for the weakest. When the club sent his entire team against Levante in December during the league game, the result He was beaten by 0-5 in Valencia with a spectacular Messi. The Catalans avenged well the five goals that the Levant had put them in May in the penultimate league match (5-4).
While the Levant generated its share of opportunities (20 total shots, 6 in the White), They struggle to do the same away from Valencia. Granota have scored 15 goals in 9 away games in the league till the date. good numbers, although here the logic says that the best bet is that the four defending champions Cup win multiple goals.
Whatever the party presents interesting with Barcelona which in theory will be forced to go with his best men against a Levante that since the arrival of Paco Lopez in March 2018, adds almost European numbers but has been slowed their run between December and January. The resolution, at Camp Nou.