La Liga 2018/19 – Follow the Football match between Levante vs Barcelona lives with New Gersy.
The match starts at 7:40 pm on 16 Dec 2018. Our live commentary coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
.Levante vs Barcelona.
La Liga champions Barcelona travels to the current SerieA leaders this weekend as Inter Milan head to the Giuseppe Meazza looking to record a statement win.
Despite Lionel Messi putting in some stunning performances, a leaky defense means Barca have started their title defense in disjointed form and are winless in their last four La Liga outings.
Levante vs Barcelona La Liga 2018-19 prediction, preview, TV channel, live streaming online, start time, team news, line-ups, head to head
Espanyol vs Barcelona | La Liga | 7:30 pm Saturday 8th Dec | Camp No.
.Levante vs Barcelona.
With Real Madrid also failing to impress so far this term, that has allowed Sevilla to make an early impression – and Pablo Machin will be hoping to exploit Barca’s obvious weaknesses at the back and on the counter.
Barca boasts an impressive record at Valencia of late, going unbeaten in their last 13 visits.
The sides drew 1-1 at the Mestalla last November, while Barca won 2-1 at the Camp Nou.
Dan Kilpatrick and Ben Hayward are in attendance tonight, so stay tuned for all the build-up to tonight’s clash.
The La Liga 2018 with kick-off scheduled for off at 7:45 pm BST on Saturday 16th December.
TV and live online coverage
The match is available via Now TV, with a day pass on offer for £6.99.
The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting from 7.00pm. Sky Sports subscribers will be able to stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
Follow along on our dedicated La Liga blog from 6.30pm, and all the latest reaction on Twitter and Facebook.
Barcelona look set to return to the formula that helped them win the Spanish title when they face Tottenham tomorrow.
Ernesto Valverde’s team have struggled in recent matches, failing to win any of their last three, and sources in Spain suggest the coach is now ready to revert to the plan he preferred last season, featuring Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez as a strike partnership. Barca finished 14 points clear at the top of La Liga last term, scoring 99 goals in the process.
The report in Catalan newspaper Sport indicates that defenders Samuel Umtiti and Sergi Roberto are unavailable, meaning Clement Lenglet will partner the struggling Gerard Pique in central defence, and Nelson Semedo will replace Sergi at right-back.
Valverde’s tactical switch ensures there is unlikely to be a place in the starting XI for Ousmane Dembele, who had been operating alongside Messi and Suarez in a 4-3-3.
With Dembele excluded, Barca is poised to field a midfield diamond, with Sergio Busquets in front of the defense, Ivan Rakitic, and Arturo Vidal ahead of him and Philippe Coutinho in the space behind Messi and Suarez.
Barcelona starting XI: Cillessen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Arthur, Rafinha, Messi, Munir, Dembélé
More To Know
Spanish La Liga
Espanyol 0-3 Barcelona
7:40pm Saturday 8th December