11 wins in a row, and a chance to reduce the gap to league leaders, Real Madrid to just a single point; that's what is up for grabs for FC Barcelona tonight as they prepare to welcome Levante UD to the Camp Nou in today's early evening kick-off. On paper, the Blaugrana are overwhelming favourites to not only pick up the win, but absolutely dominate their opposition -- a landslide victory isn't something most Cules are hoping for, it's something they are almost demanding.
Judging by our recent form, there's quite a high probability of us picking up an emphatic win -- we've averaged 3.7 goals per game in our impressive winning streak and Levante are arguably one of the worst sides in the division. With a week to rest until our next fixture -- also at home -- against Malaga CF, we probably won't rest too many key players either. Everything and everyone is pointing to a heavy win. Is there any reason at all not to be confident?
Well, Levante might not be reaching the heights they were a few seasons ago, but they are a disciplined side capable of frustrating their opposition and pulling off an upset every once in a while. If they are on form -- and there's every reason to expect that they will be full of confidence after they decimated Malaga last weekend -- they could pose a problem. It's all about making that all-important breakthrough. If we can get that first goal, and get it early, the rest should follow. If we have to wait? Well...that could change the dynamic of this match altogether.
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