Levante vs Girona
Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 4 January 2019
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia (Valencia).
Levante and Girona crossed similar paths so far in the season in La Liga. They both made unexpectedly bright starts only to see them form slide down rapidly in December. Neither of two sides will thus come into their first fixture of 2019 high on confidence. Which of them will bring their respective negative thread to an end on Friday when they take on each other at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia?
The hosts took only one point from last three league outings. They conceded as many as 11 goals in the process. The thread began with a hardly-fought 4-4 home draw to Eibar. It was continued with back-to-back losses to Barcelona (0-5) and Rayo Vallecano (2-1). Such dreadful defensive form of Levante’s will be the music to the ears of league’s second top scorer Christian Stuani. The Uruguayan will be looking to add to his 11-goal tally when his Girona come to visit Valencia here.
Levante vs Girona: Head-to-head
Teams shared spoils in consecutive 1-1 draws in last two head to head encounters.
Levante were slightly more successful historically with four wins, four draws and two losses in ten ties against Blanquivermell.
Both teams scored in five of past six head to head affairs.
Levante vs Girona: Prediction
Girona were struggling to create in the final third in their latest set of fixtures. They notched just one goal in past three league ties, but the clash with struggling defense of Levante’s should really be an opportunity for a rebound.
Eusebio Sacristian’s men were generally tough to beat on travels so far in the season. They won three, drew three and lost just two of eight away fixtures in the league. Since they have also seen a significant drop in form lately, we see the draw as the most likable of three outcomes and we will go for it at the odds of 3.40 here.
Levante vs Girona: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5)
BTTS @ 1.61 (8/13).