Villarreal – Levante : Preview & Prediction
Villarreal and Levante play at Camp El Madrigal in a match of the 20th round of the Primera Division. In the last confrontation between these teams in this competition, on 21-08-2017, Levante won at home by (1-0). At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 3 wins in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stadium was 28-02-2016, in a game for the Primera Division that finished with the victory of Villarreal by (3-0). The goals of the match were scored by Léo Baptistão (12 ‘), Samu Castillejo (30’) and Adrian (48 ‘) for Villarreal. Although this is a game between 5th and 16th of the overall ranking, it is actually a game between the 10th place in home games and the 14th as a visitor.
Analysis of Villarreal
The home team is currently in 5th place with 31 points earned after 9 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, tied at home to Deportivo La Coruña by (1-1). In the last match, he won away to Real Madrid by (0-1). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 17 points, scoring 11 goals and conceding 14 and 14 points in the game with 15 goals scored and 7 goals conceded. In the last eight home games of the league, Villarreal have recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, having won 14 points out of 24. In his home games there are some frequent scorers at half-time: 1-0 (3 out of 8 matches) and 0-0 (4 out of 8 matches). His attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency towards goals, since 7 of his last 8 games by the competition finished with More of 1.5 goals. In 19 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Villarreal have been doing good campaigning in the Spanish League, undefeated for 4 games where they have accumulated 3 wins and 1 draw, comes from a great victory over mighty Real Madrid in the heart of the Bernabeu and wants to maintain the good phase to remain strong in the fight for a next season’s Champions League berth. The team still needs adjustments in both the offensive and defensive systems, having scored 26 goals, being only the ninth best attack of the national, and conceded 21 goals, with the eighth less leaked defense, but it is worth mentioning that only conceded 1 goal in the Last 4 games of La Liga. Villarreal have not won 3 games, having been beaten by Barcelona and Sevilla, as well as a draw with La Coruña, but they have conceded only 7 goals in the last eight games against their rivals. supporters For the game against Levante, coach Javi Calleja is going to the field with the same escalation of the last round where he beat Real Madrid by 1 to 0.
Analysis of the Levant
The visiting team is currently in 16th place with 18 points, after 3 wins, 9 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Barcelona by (3-0). In the last match, lost at home to Celta de Vigo by (0-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, it achieves practically the same points at home and abroad, with 10 goals scored and 16 goals conceded at home, against 5 goals scored and 10 conceded. In the last eight away games the Levante have recorded 1 win, 5 draws and 2 defeats, having won 8 points out of 24. In his games as a visitor there are some frequent results: at 0-0 interval (5 in 8 games) and at the end of the game 0-0 (3 in 8 games). In 19 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the board in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 11 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 4 of his 9 goals in the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Levante are going through a very difficult time in La Liga, they have not won 7 games where they have accumulated 4 losses and 3 draws and need recovery urgently, as they are falling on the qualifying table and are now only 2 points behind the relegation zone . The biggest problem so far has been the great inefficiency of his defensive system, having scored only 15 goals and is the fourth worst attack of the national, while the defense has been behaving medium, has suffered 26 goals and is tenth less leaked. Playing away from home, such as this Saturday’s match, Levante have the sixth worst campaign of the Spanish League and are the second team that scored the least goals, so much so that their attack went blank in 3 of the last 4 games in this type situation. For the match against Villarreal, coach Juan Muñiz will not be able to count on defender Toño because of injury.
Villarreal – Levante : Betting Tips
Villarreal – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70