Levante vs Alaves
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia (Valencia).
Levante began the season with a convincing 0-3 victory over Real Betis away at Benito Villamarin, but they’ve been on a dreadful sequence of results ever since. The Frogs took only one point from following five matches and they’ve dropped down to 17th place as a consequence.
The most recent of failures came on Thursday evening when Paco Lopez’s men fell 2-1 to Real Valladolid away at Jose Zorrilla. Can they get their campaign up and running with a result on Sunday against Deportivo Alaves?
The story is completely opposite with the visitors. They climbed to sky-high fourth place after winning three on the bounce before playing a 1-1 draw to Getafe in the mid-week round.
Levante vs Alaves: Head-to-head
Alaves have always been a tricky opposition to Levante.
Babazorros won 7, drew 3 and lost just 1 of 11 meetings with the Frogs over the course of history.
Alaves won both of last term clashes against the Frogs conceding no goals in the process (1-0 and 2-0).
Interestingly, Babazorros won 4, drew 2 and lost none of 6 H2H matches at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia.
Levante vs Alaves: Prediction
Abelardo’s troops disappointed on Thursday when they were outplayed by Getafe at their Estadio de Mendizorroza. Babazorros were stunned when Ibai Gomez failed to convert the penalty just before the half time.
The second half completely went on Getafe’ side and the visitors eventually got their breakthrough by an 88th-minute goal from Amath Ndiaye. However, Alaves managed to get back on level terms five minutes later through this summer’s acquisition Jonathan Calleri.
Calleri and Ibai Gomez generally make a formidable attacking dup which has combined five goals so far in the season. Given Alaves will be up against the struggling defensive line of Levante’s here, we just have to notice the big value in backing the visitors to net two or more goals on the occasion at 3.00 odds.
Levante vs Alaves: Bet Tips
Alaves or Draw @ 1.72 (8/11)
Alaves Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.00 (2/1).