Valencia – Levante : Preview & Prediction
The Santander League does not stop and this Sunday night Valencia will hit Levante in Mestalla. In the previous, the table “che” part as a favorite for a matter of hierarchy, being his goal to win again in the Mestalla after the hard blow that meant losing by a landslide against Real Madrid. The ideal is for the team to achieve a convincing victory that will allow them to maintain their confidence in the project and fight to the end to stay in the top four of the championship.
The boys of Marcelino are fulfilling a more than acceptable campaign, in spite of having lowered their level in the last two months. The team’s main objective is to maintain consistency and qualify for the next Champions League. His game is still dapper and explosive in attack when he proposes it. It comes from losing 1-0 against Atlético de Madrid, reaching 3 consecutive defeats. With 40 points in the table, he needs to react because he could lose his place to the next edition of the European club competition. They come from falling 0-2 against Barcelona by the semis of the Copa del Rey.
Acting in Mestalla, Valencia has recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, reaching to score 22 goals and give 10 on his fence. His last results in this condition have been the following: Win 2-1 against Celta, defeat 0-1 against Villareal, victory 2-1 against Girona and stumble 1-4 against Real Madrid.
The “blue” squad is seriously committed to the descent due to the serious offensive problems it has, which prevent it from scoring frequently and achieving important victories for the longed for salvation. His only goal in the season is to be more effective in attack, since he almost always competes for his tactical and rough style. He equalized 2-2 against Real Madrid at home in a game more than fought and added a little more in his fight to get away from Deportivo (3 difference).
Playing as a visitor, Levante has obtained different scores by winning 1 match, equaling another 6 and losing the remaining 3 that played in this condition (8 goals scored and 14 received in their goal). Their last departures have been diverse after equaling 0-0 with Malaga, drawing 0-0 against Sevilla, losing 3-0 to Barcelona, losing 2-1 to Villarreal and equating 2-2 against Deportivo.
The last time the two teams faced each other was in the Levante field and the final result finished 1-1 (first round). In Mestalla, Valencia has won the last 3 direct duels after winning 2-0, 3-0 and 3-0 respectively.
Valencia is the favorite to win this game because of a question of collective hierarchy, which has allowed him to make a good campaign so far. It is expected that the boys of Marcelino handle the ball and have different situations of goal from the initial stage. Of course, they need to improve in defense, since they have given at least one goal in their last 5 games at home in Mestalla (1 from Barcelona, 1 from Celta, 1 from Villarreal, 1 from Girona and 4 from Real Madrid). In the end, we believe that the “che” box can win by one or two goals difference if it takes advantage of defensive errors that Levante usually commits when he acts away from home (1 win in 10 starts, receiving 14 goals in his goal).
Valencia – Levante : Betting Tips
Valencia – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70