Levante vs Valladolid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 20 January 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia (Valencia).
Levante failed to keep the minimum one-goal cushion from the first leg of the last 16 round of Copa del Rey tie against Barcelona. They fell 3-0 on Thursday night at Camp Nou to get knocked out of the cup and can shift the entire focus on the league success now. Next up for them are mid-table rivals Real Valladolid in a winnable affair on Sunday evening at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia.
The Frogs will thus finally have a chance to play a weaker opposition after facing Barcelona twice and Atletico Madrid once in past three outings. The head coach Paco Lopez could have generally been happy with what he saw in these matches against Spain’s heavyweights. Levante were only defeated by Atletico Madrid after a second-half penalty from Antoine Griezmann last weekend at Esadio Wnda Metropolitano. They previously saw off Barcelona 2-1 in their previous fixture at Estadioo Ciudad de Valencia.
Levante vs Valladolid: Head-to-head
The home court advantage played a big role in the history of head to head rivalry between these two sides.
Teams have four wins apiece coming into 12th meeting.
Levante were more successful at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia where they won 3, drew 1 and lost 1 of 5 ties against Pucela.
Levante vs Valladolid: Prediction
Valladolid were also eliminated from Copa del Rey after a 1-1 draw at home to Getafe in the reverse fixture on Tuesday evening. They lost the first leg 1-0 away (1-2 on aggregate). The team is winless in last six games in all competitions, but still stands three points clear off the red zone aheda of this important away clash with Levante.
Pucela managed to snatch a point against out-of-form Valencia holding them to a 1-1 draw last weekend at Mestalla. They found goals hard to come by lately, but were also quite tough to break down at the other end.
We see the value in backing the home win at 2.10 odds because of the H2H trend as well as the fact Levante showed a strong form against the best teams in the league in the past couple of weeks.
Levante vs Valladolid: Bet Tips
Levante to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1).