Levante vs Athletic Bilbao
Date: 10th December 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia (Valencia).
Levante managed to bounce back after suffering a horrendous 0-5 defeat at home to Atletico Madrid two weeks ago.
Holding the rock-bottomed Malaga to a goalless draw might not be a special achievement, but keeping a clean sheet will certainly serve as a strong confidence-booster after conceding five.
Can the Frogs make it to another clean sheet this Sunday when they host Athletic Bilbao in Valencia?
The league’s newcomers did open the season in a surprisingly strong fashion, well confounding their ambitions.
Nonetheless, Juan Muniz and his men might have started feeling the strength of a higher division football, particularly in the home outings.
Levante will come into this winless in last five matches in front of the home crowd having scored no more than three goals during the run.
This will be the music to the ears of Bilbao’s manager Jose Angel Ziganda whose men have kept their net untouched in back-to-back clashes with Real Madrid and Zorya.
The veteran striker Aritz Aduriz seems to have found the right form as he was the one who opened up Zorya in the second half of their Europa League tie on Thursday.
The 0-2 win in L’viv launched the Basques at the top of their respective group granting them an easier opponent in the last 32 round in February.
Levante vs Athletic Bilbao: Head to head
Bilbao have been in complete control of things when they’ve faced Levante over the course of the history.
Truth be told, the Lions were much more dominant at their San Mames, but they’ll come into this with five wins and a draw in last six meetings with the Frogs.
Levante vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction
Backing Bilbao & Aduriz just has to be the way to go here given everything written above.
We’ll also try with the Lions to keep a clean sheet bet at the decent-value 2.60 odds.
Levante vs Athletic Bilbao: Bet Tips
The main bet is Athletic Bilbao to win at 2.25.
You can have Aritz Aduriz to score anytime at 2.00.