Atletico Madrid vs Levante
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 4 January 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico are trying their best to turn around their season. Currently they are on a two-game winning run in the league, and will hope to extend it to three, with the aid of the home advantage. It certainly does help that Levante have had some struggles on the road.
Atletico Madrid vs Levante Head-to-head (h2h)
- 14 of the previous 17 wins went to Atletico Madrid.
- Levante failed to score in three of the preceding four match-ups.
- 13 of the past 14 overall wins had gone to the teams with home advantage.
- Atleti are on a ten-match winning run at home.
Atletico Madrid vs Levante Match Preview
Diego Simeone have had to bid goodbye to some of his star players the last season. He did get some worthy replacements, but those guys are yet to fill in the shoes of their predecessors.
As a result, Atleti have failed to show the kind of dominance they are usually associated with, in the Spanish top flight.
As of now, it seems like Simeone’s men are slowly on the rise, and they will try their best to keep the momentum going.
Atletico Madrid vs Levante Prediction
Atleti were on the Road the last match-day, and had to take on Real Betis. Despite the challenge though, the team managed to record a 1-2 win to post some valuable points on the board.
Meanwhile, Levante cruised to a comeback win in front of their home crowd, the previous game week. They had locked horns with Celta Vigo, and the scorecard had read 3-1 at the end of the ninety minutes.
This weekend, several factors work together to pick out Atletico Madrid as the favorite.
First of all, consider the stature of Atleti in Spanish Football, as well as World Football. They are usual suspects for the league title along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, and are a constant presence in the knockouts of the Champions League.
Moreover, they are also placed in a Champions-League spot in the table as of now, whereas their opposite number are not even in the vicinity of the European zone.
On top of that, Atleti have the home advantage as well, and most importantly, they are in search for some urgent points, so as to make up for their terrible performances earlier in the season.
Going on, Simeone’s presence in the dugouts too will be a major factor in support for an Atleti win, and furthermore, they have dominated the h2h clashes for a very long time.
To quote a stat, Atleti delivered 14 of the previous 17 overall h2h wins, and kept clean sheets in three of the last four such meetings. Importantly, at home, Atleti are on a ten-game winning run against this opponent, and they kept clean sheets in six of the past ten such encounters.
In addition, Atleti are on a three-game winning run in all competitions this season, and kept clean sheets in their past four. At home, they have lost just once in the previous 20 attempts, and this is a streak that extend back to February of this year.
In fact, this sole loss had come against Barcelona, and that too for a single goal scored by Lionel Messi in the closing stages of the game.
Atleti have also won five of their preceding six appearances here, and scored two or more goals in four of their last six. Additionally, they had also kept clean sheets in six of their past nine match-ups at this stadium.
On the other hand, Levante are on the road, and they have a total of just three league wins away from home this season. One of those had come against the newly-promoted Granada, and one against the 19th placed Leganes.
Considering all these stats, it’s strongly recommended that the punters back a huge win for Atletico Madrid this Saturday. Moreover, taking into account their stupendous defense, which has once again conceded the least number of goals in the La Liga, it’s expected that the guests will fail to find the back of the net this match-day.
Atletico Madrid vs Levante Betting Tips
To Win to Nil: Atletico Madrid @ 2.00 (1/1)
Atletico Madrid to Score in First Half @ 1.50 (1/2).