Levante – Ath Bilbao : Preview & Prediction
Levante and Athletic Bilbao play at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia in a match of the 15th round of the Primera Division. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, who in the last 4 games won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. However, in the last match at this stage, in a Primera Division match, 24-04-2016, was not plus a draw for (2-2). The goals of the match were scored by Víctor Casadesús (13 ‘) and Etxeita (68’ Autogolo) for Levante and Susaeta (88 ‘) and San José (90’) for Athletic Bilbao. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / outside condition, since Levante presents different results at home and abroad.
Analysis of the Levant
The home team is currently in 14th place with 16 points earned after 3 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, lost at home to Atletico Madrid by (0-5). In the last match, tied off to Malaga by (0-0). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. For the championship, the Levante won 9 points in 24 possible, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 8 games that played in his stadium.
In this competition, you do not win in your stadium for 4 matches. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 3 of their 8 matches. There is a tendency towards goals in their games at home, because 7 of the last 8 matches that disputed for this competition finished with More of 1.5 goals. In 14 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 10 home games in all competitions there are 1 highlights: scored 4 of his 10 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Levante have not been able to show their football throughout this season’s Spanish league and are going through a difficult time, having only one win in the last nine rounds, and have not scored in the last two matches. In their last showdown, the team did not have a good performance against Malaga, having finished only three times, but still managed to neutralize the opponent attack, starting a point outside the home. As it was visible in this last round, the team has been characterized by a not very efficient offensive system, that stopped to shake the adversary network in five occasions, and now figures among the seven worst of the competition, being the second that ends less. Playing in their domains, the club has won less than 40% of the points it has played so far. The coach should organize the team in the 4-2-3-1 or 4-1-4-1, with Postigo standing out in the defense.
Athletic Bilbao Analysis
The visiting team is currently in 16th place with 14 points, after 3 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied for Deportivo La Coruña by (2-2). In the last match, tied at home to Real Madrid by (0-0). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a win away with Zorya Luhansk by (0-2). In the league, Athletic Bilbao won 5 points in 21 chances, after 1 win, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 7 games they played as a visitor.
For this competition, you do not win as a visitor makes 6 games. The team conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so it has not shown great defensive solidity, but its attack has marked regularly, since it managed to materialize in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 14 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the scoring in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Athletic Bilbao seems unable to react and continues making a very unsatisfactory campaign within the Spanish Championship, since it has not won for six rounds, having accumulated three consecutive defeats in that period. Now the club have drawn three straight draws, the last of which took place inside the home against Real Madrid in a game where he had little possession but was able to hold the opponent’s opponents in the goalless draw. As it was possible to verify in this confrontation, the offensive sector has been taking great responsibility in the performance of the team, since it is among the seven worst of the competition. As a visitor, the team owns the sixth worst campaign, and in that condition has one of the eight most defensive defenses. The 4-2-3-1 should be the coach’s coach, who will probably keep Balenziaga in the starting eleven.
Levante – Ath Bilbao : Betting Tips
Levante – Win Odds: 3.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70