Relegated Levante host Atletico Madrid in a clash I will tag “Head and Tail Affair”.
Levante were condemned to the second division after they lost 3-1 to Malaga on Monday. The frogs sits 20th on the log with 29 points from 36 game, as they succumb to their 3rd relegation defeat in the 21st century. Levante got promoted to the league in 2010 and fought hard to keep it for 4 solid seasons, including an impressive 6th place finish in the 2011/2012 season.
Atletico Madrid is in hot pursuit of Barcelona for the tittle, and failed to concede a goal in their last 4 league games. The Rojiblancos sits 2nd on the log with 85 points from 36 games, same point with the defending champions
- Levante has won 1 game in their last 5 league games
- Levante has won none of their last 5 home game in the league
- Atletico Madrid are on 5 league games winning streak
- Atletico Madrid has won 4 of their last 5 away league game, losing out in one
Levante: Team News
Levante will be without the services of Jose Mari. The Midfielder will be serving a game suspension after he had reached is Yellow card limit in is side 3-1 defeat to Malaga on Monday.
Levante: Predicted Line-Up
Marino: Garcia, Feddal, Medjani, Lopez: Cuero, Luis Morales, Verza, Camaras: Rossi, Casadesus
Atletico Madrid: Team News
Back in full action at the centre defensive is Godin, who missed out from is side Rayo Vallecano game due to injury. The Uruguay international was in full action in Atletico Madrid midfield clash against Bayern.
Atletico Madrid: Predicted Line-Up
Oblak: Gimenez, Godin, Juanfran, Luis: Carrasco, Gabi, Koke, Niguez: Torres, Griezmann.
Levante Vs Atletico Madrid: Head-To-Head-Stats
Levante last victory over Atletico Madrid happened in the 2013/2014 season. The Frogs scored two replied goals against the Rojiblancos at the Ciudad stadium in Valencia.
However in the last 10 meeting between this two side, Atletico have commanded 6 victories, while Levante has 2, with the remaining 2 ending in a score draw.
Levante Vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
With nothing to fight for the Levante side, Atletico Madrid side will shedding sweat and blood as they hope for a favourable result in games involving their fellow title contenders.
Diego Simeone tutored side is in delicate situation that nothing but a win will heal their hope of a 2nd title in 3 years. I will therefore predict a tight margin victory for Atletico, with a possible clean sheet in Valencia.