Atletico Madrid vs Levante
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 13 January 2019
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 to Sevilla in an eventful derby of the Matchday last weekend at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
It was not a disappointing display from Diego Simeone’s men by any means, in spite of the fact the gap behind table-toppers Barcelona was increased to five points as the defending champions saw off Getafe away at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on the same day.
The Mattressers still sit second in the league standings and they will have a nice chance to reduce the gap behind Barca down to two points (at least four couple of hours) on Sunday when struggling Levante come to visit the capital.
Atleti will enter the game as heavy favourites given Levante’s poor defensive form in recent outings. The Frogs are winless in four subsequent league affairs and they shipped as many as 13 goals in the process.
Atletico Madrid vs Levante: Head-to-head
The head to head record also completely favours the hosts who dominated this match-up historically.
Atletico Madrid won 10, drew 2 and lost just 1 of 13 home outings against the Frogs.
Atleti earned the domestic double over Levante in some style last season (8-0 goal difference in two demolishing wins).
Atletico Madrid vs Levante: Prediction
Levante had to work hard to save a point in the home fixture against Girona last Friday. They came from behind on two separate occasions, the second equalizer coming as late as in 86th-minute through substitute Coke.
The team led by Paco Lopez conceded two or more goals in all of past four league affairs. It’s certainly not a promising sign for them ahead of the trip to Estadio Wanda Metropolitano where they are set to play title chasers.
Atletico Madrid will thus have a nice opportunity to boost up their confidence with a comprehensive victory against the struggling opposition. Antoine Griezmann took his league tally to eight with a goal at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last weekend. He should have plenty of room to create up front past the poor defense of Levante’s.
Atletico Madrid vs Levante: Bet Tips
Atletico Madrid -1.5 handicap @ 1.85 (17/20)
Antoine Griezmann to score [email protected] 1.72 (8/11).