Venue: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia
Kick-off: 11:00 AM GMT / 06:00 AM EST
Marc-Andre ter Stegen will once again be making way for Claudio Bravo in the starting lineup this weekend.
Bravo will have been aware of ter Stegen’s fine performances during cup matches and the Chilean international will surely have to continue his good run of form as well, in order to stave off the competition from the German youngster.
Manager Luis Enrique decided to hand the likes of Aleix Vidal and Jeremy Mathieu a start during the midweek drubbing of Valencia but it is likely that the duo will be dropping down to the bench in place of Dani Alves and Javier Mascherano respectively this weekend.
Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique are the certain starters who will complete the back four while the likes of Marc Bartra and Thomas Vermaelen will have to be content with a place on the bench.
Arda Turan was extremely impressive in the7-0 triumph in the midweek encounter against Valencia but despite his brilliant performance, one would suspect that the Turkish international will be dropping down to the bench to make way for Ivan Rakitic.
Superstars Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets will form the three man midfield alongside Rakitic while young Sergi Roberto is also in within a good shout to make the starting lineup.
The trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar continued their ruthless streak in front of goal in midweek and they are unlikely to show any mercy against Levante as well.
Levante are set to make it difficult for the Barcelona attack on the day by dropping deep throughout the clash and the Catalan trinity will have to do well in order to open the expected floodgates.
Barcelona Probable Lineup: Bravo; Alba, Pique, Mascherano, Vidal; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Suarez, Neymar, Messi