preview | 2015-09-20
Stats Preview: FC Barcelona vs Levante UD
Barcelona won the first four rounds of La Liga in each of the previous three seasons, they could achieve the same this season if they beat Levante.
Barcelona won their last home league game with 1-0. The last time they failed to score more than one goal in two consecutive home league games was back in 2010.
Levante didn’t win any of their last seven games (all in La Liga): four draws, three losses.
Levante failed to score in three of their last five games.
Levante failed to score in their last three away games.
Barcelona (65.3%) have the highest ball possession in La Liga in 2015/16, only Bayern Munich (68.9%) have more in the top five leagues.
Levante have 42.2% ball possession in this Liga, only Sporting Gijón have less with 40.0%.
Barcelona (7.7) concedes the least shots per game than any other Liga team this season, only 4 other teams in the top five leagues allowed less.
Barcelona (6.7) committed the least fouls per game in La Liga this season, less than any other team in top 5 leagues.
Levante players were caught offside two times, less than any other Liga team this season.
Barcelona (18) average more successful dribbles per game than any other team in top five leagues.
Barcelona (17.3 fouls suffered per game) are the 2nd most fouled team in La Liga this season.
18 of Levante’s 28 shots in La Liga are from out of the penalty box (more than 64%).
Levante players make 15.7 tackles per game in La Liga (only two other teams have less).
Barcelona (10.7) has the least interceptions per game in La Liga while only one team has more than Levante (20).
Barcelona players hit the woodwork in all the three Liga games this season.
Barcelona have won 55.2% of aerial duels in this Liga while Levante have won just 37.5%.
After Celta Vigo (1748), Barcelona (1739) have the 2nd most accurate passes in La Liga this term, while Levante (660) have the least.
Barcelona (133) made the most accurate long balls in this Liga.
Barcelona (46) have the most key passes in La Liga this season while only Gijon (14) have less than Levante (16).
Suárez, Alba, Mascherano and Iniesta are the only Barcelona players to have played all 270 minutes in La Liga this season.
Suarez, Messi, Iniesta, Rakitic and Mascherano are the players who featured in all seven Barça games so far this season.
Both Barcelona and Levante have utilized 17 players in La Liga in the first three weeks.
Suárez is the player who played most minutes for Barcelona this season (all competitions): 660 minutes
Suárez is the only player who both scored and assisted for Barcelona this season.
Suárez (6) have the 2nd most offside calls in La Liga this season.
Vermaelen (22) made the 4th most clearances in La Liga this term.
Messi (14) have the 3rd most shots in La Liga while no Levante player have more than six.
Messi (25) have the most successful dribbles in La Liga 15/16 while no other player have more than (10).
Messi (25) and Neymar (10) have the same number of successful dribbles in the Liga as Real Madrid and more than any other Liga team.
Only two other players have been dribbled past more than Levante’s Jose Mari (8) in La Liga this season.
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