Levante vs Real Sociedad predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s game in Spain’s La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the Basques aim to extend their impressive away record in the Primera Division this season.
DATE/TIME – Friday 9th November 2018, 21:00 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Estadio Ciudad de Valencia
COMPETITION – La Liga
This Friday’s game between Levante and Real Sociedad in La Liga sees two of the division’s away specialists meet. Both sides have won more points on the road than they have done away this season and to a large extent, home advantage isn’t likely to count for a great deal here.
Levante are a counter-attacking side that do seem a bit a clearer in their approach when they play away. Victories in tough trips to Betis and Real Madrid have largely come thanks to them sitting deep and breaking at speed with players like Jose Luis Morales, who possesses a great deal of pace and trickery. At home though they seem a bit shorter on ideas against sides that are less willing to push far up the pitch leaving gaps in behind.
Sociedad’s greater success away than at home is a bit tougher to explain. They’ve only taken 3 points and scored just 3 goals in 5 home matches this season but have had plenty of success on the road. It hasn’t been a particularly convincing start for Asier Garitano but encouragingly there have been signs that he is getting around to fixing this Sociedad defence, which has kept 2 clean sheets in their last 3 league outings.
This should be a decent game between two sides that will genuinely believe they can claim maximum points here. Levante have been incredibly good since Paco Lopez took charge however at some a point a decline or at least dip in form is likely as they are a bit short on the quality needed to maintain a top six challenge. Sociedad on paper are the better side but they haven’t been showing that regularly enough yet this season.
Levante vs Real Sociedad Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Sociedad
Sociedad welcomed some key men back last week against Sevilla and they should be fitter and sharper here. The Basques have the spine of a good team and no side has picked up more away points than them this season in La Liga. They could just nick what is likely to be a pretty even game.
Levante vs Real Sociedad H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 3 Sociedad Wins, 2 Draws, 1 Levante Win
- Both games last term produced 3-0 home wins.
- Sociedad have only won on 1 of their last 9 trips to Levante.
- That was a 4-0 victory on this ground in 2015.
One to Watch – Roger Marti
— Bola (@Bolanet) October 20, 2018
Roger Marti has starred up top for Levante this season. With 6 goals, he has already doubled his league tally from last season.
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Predicted Line Ups
Olazabal – Pier, Rodriguez, Postigo – Tono, Bardhi, Campana, Prcic, Jason – Morales, Marti (3-5-2)
Moya – Elustondo, Moreno, Llorente, Hernandez – Illarramendi, Zubeldia – Januzaj, Pardo, Oyarzabal – Willian Jose (4-2-3-1)