Lugo vs Levante
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK / 19:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Anxo Carro (Lugo).
Lugo have already made a deeper Copa del Rey run than the one they enjoyed in the previous term. They made it to the last 32 by beating Albacete and Alcorcon in two opening rounds. The next obstacle comes in the likes of the top flight side Levante. Can Albivermellos claim such scalp over home and away fixtures against the Frogs?
The team led by Javi Lopez will certainly be looking to take advantage of the momentum and a generally fine form to pick up a positive result (any clean sheet scoreline) in the first leg in front of the home crowd on Tuesday evening.
Lugo vs Levante: Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head encounter between the two teams.
They met each other two seasons ago in Segunda Division.
Both Lugo and Levante took narrow home wins (1-0 each) back then.
Lugo vs Levante: Prediction
The visitors will, however, come into this in high spirits following a strong three-win run in La Liga. They even managed to claim Real Madrid scalp shocking the current Champions League winners 1-2 away at Santiago Bernabeu ten days ago.
The mentioned thread moved the Frogs into the top half of the standings as they sit miles away from the relegation scrap. Avoiding the drop to Segunda Division football is still Levante’s main goal for the season.
The Frogs made it to the last 16 round last time out in Copa del Rey. They were stopped by Espanyol back then in spite of winning the first leg 1-2 on the road.
The quality is on Levante’s side, but Lugo could be a tough nut to crack in their own backyard in the first of two affairs. The hosts kept their net untouched in three subsequent games across competitions. They are expected to park the bus from the very get go here which is why we’ll go with the Under 2.5 goals FT as the primary betting option.
Lugo vs Levante: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
Draw at the half time @ 2.05 (21/20).