Athletic Bilbao vs Levante
Spain – Primera Liga
Date: Monday, 23 April 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: San Mames Barria (Bilbao).
34th round of Spanish Primera Liga is going to be closed with a Monday evening clash between Athletic Bilbao and Levante. The hosts want to improve their league stature, while the away side is looking for the points in their relegation battle.
After Ernesto Valverde left the bench at the end of the previous season and took over Barcelona, the hosts couldn’t recover of that loss. They are having a disappointing season and are currently on the 13th place. Home side has been involved in many draws, especially when playing in front of their fans. Their matches have been pretty tight this season and although they did a good job in the back, Athletic Bilbao had some troubles in converting their chances into goals. With a potential win in this one, they could hope of finishing the season in the top half of the table.
The visitors celebrated very important victory in the latest round against Malaga which may secure them the place in the top flight for the next season. They are six points ahead of Deportivo La Coruna and have been in pretty fine form since they have lost only once in the last five matches. Emmanuel Boateng and the lads are struggling to find the oppositions’ net while their defence is not so tight. Levante managed to get back home with a win in only two occasions which males them one of the worst visiting teams in the competition.
Athletic Bilbao v Levante: Head-to-head
The hosts haven’t lost to Levante since 2013 and during that period they booked six victories over their rivals. In all those matches, Athletic Bilbao managed to score a least twice. Their head to head clashes in general are medium scoring ones.
Athletic Bilbao v Levante: Prediction
Home side should be able to book the victory in this one, continue their winning streak against the rivals and climb a bit up on the table.
We shouldn’t expect many goals in this one, at most two, since the hosts haven’t been very efficient this season.
Athletic Bilbao v Levante: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.66
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.72