Levante vs Deportivo Alaves
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Estadi Ciutat de València.
Levante have been a confident bunch on home soil this term. With Deportivo Alaves yet to find their feet on the road, count on the hosts to secure the bragging rights come Saturday.
Levante vs Alaves Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash here saw Levante pick up a 2-1 win.
- All but one of their past five meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in just four of their previous nine games.
- Two of their last nine fixtures have ended in a tie.
- Alaves have registered the win six times in their past nine matchups. (W-6, D-2, L-1)
Levante vs Alaves Prediction
Levante failed to post a third straight win in the La Liga last week after Atletico Madrid took them down on the road with a narrow 2-1 scorecard. Although the margin of defeat may seem narrow, the game was anything but, in all honesty. The hosts managed no more than six shots at goal throughout that clash, as opposed to their foes who recorded almost thrice that number.
With twenty-six points to their name, the home side are currently sitting eleventh on the ladder, six points clear of fifteenth placed Alaves.
Meanwhile, the visitors have not come out on top in the first division since their flash in the pan success over Eibar and Valladolid, back in November. Their last clash at home saw them share the spoils with Betis in a 1-1 draw. While on the road, Barcelona ran riot over them with a whopping 4-1 scoreline.
It is also worth mentioning that Deportivo Alaves have hardly made an impact in their outings this term. If not for the dismal Mallorca, the visiting contingent would have been branded as the worst away side in the cluster.
In sharp contrast, Levante have stumbled just twice at home so far. Taking into account that their last meeting with this opponent here also saw the hosts come away with all three points, another defeat in certainly looming large for the guests in this one.
Furthermore, the home team have been causing all sorts of problems in the final third, as of late. They have consistently found the back of the net two times or more in each of their previous four games here. And have also racked up a total of ten goals from those clashes alone.
On the other hand, Deportivo Alaves have just been far too easy to breach and have conceded more goals than any other team on the road.
Considering that half of their past four h2h meetings here have also featured over 2.5 goals on the charts, it is well within reason to expect a high scoring affair to unfold this weekend.
Levante vs Alaves Betting tips
Levante to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).