The two big players Real and Barca have the opportunity to win in the round of 25 La Liga on February 2rd, to continue chasing each other with a distance of one point.
After a surprise draw with Celta Vigo, Zinedine Zidane’s teachers and teachers are determined to find the winning circuit. Levante is the right opponent for them to do that. At 13th with 29 points, but Levante is no longer playing as well as when Barca beat 3-1 earlier in the season. In the last six rounds, coach Paco Lopez’s team lost five. Levante fans are smart enough to understand that a point earned from Real hands now, if successful, can also be considered a victory.
According to Marca newspaper, coach Zidane will use the strongest squad possible for Real. He did not want to be too careful with the force, despite preparing to face Man City in the Champions League. For Zidane, La Liga is a much more realistic goal than the distant European arena.
Eden Hazard, after returning in the Celta Vigo draw, is likely to continue to start alongside Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale. More than ever, the Belgian star needs time to regain his senses.
In the middle, experienced trio Modric, Kroos, Casemiro will most likely play the start. Zidane wants to get all three points at Levante and he needs the best midfield ever.
While Real is a guest at Levante, Barca will welcome Eibar. This is also a match with the advantage of favoring the “upper” team. The home advantage and the existing force are enough for Barca to confidently win a convincing victory against the fifth-ranked opponent from the bottom.
Barca fans will be more concerned about Martin Braithwaite, a new recruit from Leganes on an urgent transfer. With only two days of training with his new team-mate, the 28-year-old Danish striker is likely to start on the bench.
Eibar will fight for relegation. The record of losing only two of the last six matches is a fulcrum for them to step into the Nou Camp with confidence.
However, facing the strongest attack in La Liga right now is still a huge challenge, especially when Eibar once lost 0-3 in the first leg. Coach Jose Mendilibar may be thinking of a defensive defense such as Granada, the team only lost 0-1 at the Nou Camp, used to play in round 20.