Espanyol – Levante: Preview & Prediction
Espanyol and Levante measure forces in RCDE Stadium, in a match for the 8th day of the First Division. The history of direct matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, who in the last 5 games won 3 and tied 2. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium on 15-12- 2015, for the Copa del Rey, Espanyol won by (2-1). Burgui (15 ‘) and F. Caicedo (52’) scored the goals for Espanyol and Verza (8 ‘) for Levante.
After 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, the home team is currently in 14th place with 8 points won. In his last game, he lost to Real Madrid away (2-0), after having won 4-1 at home in a game against Deportivo La Coruña. In their last 10 games at home Espanyol have 6 wins and 4 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition, reason why it has not been very strong defensively.
Espanyol come to this unmotivated match, the result of a 2-0 defeat at Real Madrid, putting an end to the three straight games without proving the taste of defeat in the competition. Usually the coach Quique Flores plays in a 4-4-2, privileging the defensive organization and the pass in depth for the attack, however, in this game must dominate the possession of the ball. Gerard Moreno is the best scorer of the team until this day, with 3 goals scored. Everything indicates that the coach can not count on Gaitán, Pablo Piatti and Adrián López, players recovering from injury.
The visiting team is currently in 10th place, with 9 points conquered, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate game, lost outside Real Betis by (4-0). In the last game, lost at home against Deportivo Alavés by (0-2). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, the Levante won 3, tied 3 and lost 4. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 5 of the last 7 games, reason why it has not presented great defensive solidity, But its attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition.
The Levante arrive at this unmotivated party, fruit of the defeat at home against Alavés, by 0-2, adding the consecutive defeat in this competition. In this match away from home coach Juan Muñiz should opt for a rather defensive strategy, looking for, in most cases, the spearhead Alex Alegria, which is the great highlight of the Levante, with 3 goals scored in the championship Spanish. For this game the coach can not count on Samuel Sánchez, Salvador, Jason and Lerma, all injured.
This game places in the field two teams that occupy similar positions in this Spanish championship, since they are separated by a point. In addition, the home runners have an excellent moment of form at home, in addition to having a very superior quality template, in all phases of the game, compared to the rival of this game. Given this, and taking into account the weaknesses of the Levante away from home, betting on the victory of landlords is of enormous value.
Our betting odds for Espanyol – Levante:
Espanyol – Levante: Betting Tips
Espanyol – Win Odds: 1.80
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 2.00
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 2.10