Levante vs Espanyol
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 4 March 2018
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia (Valencia).
Levante will face hard times battling it out in the relegation scrap until the end of the season. The Frogs have made it four losses on the bounce on Thursday evening when they dell 1-0 away at Deportivo Alaves and they are now level on points with Las Palmas in the drop zone.
Juan Muniz and his men will be desperate to arrest the current slump in from on Sunday when they host Esp0anyol in the first clash of the day at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia. The efficiency in the final third is the main problem for Muniz at this stage given that his side has failed to find the back of the net in last three league outings.
Ending such a dreadful streak will be quite a big challenge for the hosts in Valencia since Espanyol will come into the match in high spirits after beating the defending champions Real Madrid 1-0 at RCDE Stadium on Tuesday evening. It was their top scorer Gerard Moreno whose late stoppage-time goal made all the difference against in-form Los Blancos and the Budgerigars could be in for back-to-back wins here given Levante’s recent struggles.
Quique Sanchez Flores’ men have kept their net untouched in last two league games and they are unbeaten in last five La Liga matches ahead of the trip to Valencia.
Levante vs Espanyol: Head-to-head
Espanyol lead the head to head tie by a single win ahead of 24th clash against Levante.
Nonetheless, the Frogs have been much more successful in matches at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia where they’ve won 5 and lost only 2 of 11 ties against the Budgerigars.
The two teams met in each other in Copa del Rey back at the start of the year when Espanyol advanced 3-2 on aggregate.
Their league encounter saw a goalless draw back in mid-October at RCDE Stadium.
Levante vs Espanyol: Prediction
Levante are just not pulling up any trees at the moment and we can hardly see them getting the result against Espanyol here.
With the victory over Real Madrid under their belts, the Budgerigars have a fantastic chance to make it back-to-back wins and we doubt they’ll fail to take advantage of it.
Levante vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
Espanyol to win @ 2.50
Espanyol to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62