Valencia vs Levante
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 14 April 2019
Kick-Off 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Valencia halted their push for the Champions League football with an unexpected 2-0 defeat away at relegation-threatened Rayo Vallecano eight days ago. They are now four points shy of fourth-placed Getafe and desperately need a victory in the local city derby against Levante on Sunday evening at Estadio de Mestalla.
The hosts are in the midst of a well congested schedule as their Valencia derby comes right in between two Europa League quarter-final legs with Villarreal. Nevertheless, Marcelino does not have luxury of resting his main stars as he needs points to get back in contention for the top-four finish and a place in the most elite continental competition next year.
Valencia vs Levante: Head-to-head
Valencia lead the head to head tie by six wins ahead of 24th city derby with the Frogs.
Outfits shared spoils in a 2-2 draw when they met each other in the first half of the season back in early-September last year.
The Bats were much more successful in H2H history at Estadio de Mestalla where they won 7 and drew 4 of 11 encounters with Levante.
Each of last three H2H ties saw goals scored at both ends.
Valencia vs Levante: Prediction
The visitors have worries of their own. They are yet to secure survival in the elite class of Spanish football. The Frogs are just three points above the red zone line after a poor run of seven consecutive league games without a win. The team led by Paco Lopez lost four and drew three in the process. The thread includes a 2-2 draw to rock-bottomed Huesca in the previous round of Primera Division.
This is certainly not the kind of form you want to have coming face to face with Valencia who have previously been unbeaten in 17 successive affairs in all competitions.
The Bats won five and drew one of past six home outings across competitions. They allowed just two goals along the way and we have to see them as clear favourites to claim the spoils here.
Valencia vs Levante: Bet Tips
Valencia to win @ 1.45 (9/20)
Valencia to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4).