Valencia vs Levante predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis, betting tips and predicted line-ups as the Valencia derby takes place.
DATE/TIME – Sunday 14th April 2019, 20:45 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Mestalla
COMPETITION – La Liga
The Valencia derby may not be the biggest city derby in Spain but a victory at the Mestalla would mean the world to fans of Levante. It’s something they’ve never managed and in truth they are unlikely to buck that trend this weekend as the sides do battle again.
Valencia are currently in the middle of a run of three straight games against local rivals. They scored two fine late goals to win 3-1 at Villarreal in the 1st Leg of the Europa League Quarter-Final on Thursday night. That really eases the pressure ahead of the return at the Mestalla next week. They can’t ease up here though as they have a plenty of ground to make up as they target 4th place in La Liga following defeat at Rayo last weekend, their 1st loss in 18 games in all competitions.
Levante meanwhile are currently struggling for form and missed a chance to put distance between themselves and the relegation zone as they could only draw at home to bottom club Huesca last time out. Anything here would be a bonus in truth but it is now shaping up to be a nervy end to the season for Paco Lopez and his team.
Both clubs generally favour a counter-attacking style so this will be an interesting game from a tactical perspective. The onus will clearly be on Valencia to dictate the pace of the game but they will have to be wary of any Levante counter-attacks.
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Valencia vs Levante Predictions
Score Prediction: 3-0 Valencia
Betting Tip: Valencia Win to Nil @ 2.8 with Spin Palace Sports (18+)
Valencia are starting to look a genuinely top side and with Levante struggling for results and generally very poor on this ground, there’s only one outcome that looks likely here. Valencia have the second best defensive record in La Liga and they are more than capable of winning this to nil.
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Valencia vs Levante H2H
- Last 6 meetings: Valencia 3 Wins, 2 Draws, 1 Levante Win.
- Valencia have won their last 4 home games against Levante.
- Levante have never won at the Mestalla.
- The sides drew 2-2 across town in the reverse fixture earlier this term.
One to Watch – Carlos Soler
#ValenciaCF: Carlos Soler es baja para el jueves ante el Villarreal https://t.co/OS37V0ffcc pic.twitter.com/mp3wZl2ef9
— FútbolFantasy (@futbol_fantasy) April 7, 2019
Carlos Soler is having a decent second half of the season. No other Valencia player has created more goals in La Liga this term than the youngster.
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Predicted Line Ups
Neto – Piccini, Garay, Paulista, Lato – Soler, Coquelin, Parejo, Guedes – Rodrigo, Gameiro (4-4-2)
Fernandez – Rodriguez, Vezo, Pier – Luna, Campana, Bardhi, Rochina, Simon – Morales, Marti (3-5-2)
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