Levante – Girona : Preview & Prediction
Levante and Girona face off at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia in a match of the 11th round of the Primera Division. The record of recent direct matches favors the home team, who in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 26-10-2017, ended with the Levante victory by (0-2 ). The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between º and 12th of the overall standings, in fact this is a confrontation between the 6th placed in home games and the 11th as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses, the home team is in 12th place with 12 points earned. In the last match, they drew with Eibar away by (2-2), after in the previous game to have tied at home, in a game against Getafe, by (1-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. For the championship, the Levante won 9 points in 18 possible, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 games that played in his stadium.
In this competition, you have not won any of the last 5 games you played. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 10 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the scoring in the five games in which he suffered the first goal. There are three periods in the last seven home games in all competitions: he scored 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (76′-90 ‘) and 3 of his 8 between (31′-45′); suffered 3 of his 6 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
The Levante comes from 5 games without a win, falls on the qualifying table and needs to seek recovery as it comes falling in the round table after round. The team is characterized by a rather ineffective attack that has scored 11 goals and is the eighth worst of the competition, while the defense has 13 goals and is the tenth most leaked, demonstrating that it needs a better yield of both the offensive and the defensive system. Playing at home like Sunday’s match, Levante have won only 1 of their last 5 games and it is worth noting that they scored goals in 4 of those matches but conceded goals in 4 of them. For the confrontation against Girona, the coach Juan Muñiz has no problems with the team considered holder and must repeat the last round’s scaling.
After 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, the visiting team is in 12th place, having won 12 points. In the last match, he won Real Madrid at home (2-1), after having won the previous match in a game against Deportivo La Coruña by (1-2). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. In the last 4 away games, Girona have won 1, 2 draws and 1 defeat, having won 5 points out of 12. The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 10 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Girona had a bad start to La Liga, but it is growing in the latest rounds, coming from 2 consecutive victories, the last one being an excellent victory over Real Madrid and wanting to maintain the good phase to continue to climb in the standings. The team scored just 11 goals, being the eighth most ineffective attack of the national, and conceded 15 goals, having the ninth defense more leaked, evidencing that it needs to improve in both sectors. Playing away from home, as the game of this Sunday, Girona have not lost 3 games where they have won 2 draws and 1 win and it is worth mentioning that they conceded 4 goals in the last 2 games away from their dominions, needing greater defensive solidity in this type of situation. For the game against Levante, coach Pablo Machín will not be able to count on defender Alcalá, suspended.
Levante – Girona : Betting Tips
Levante – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70