Athletic Bilbao vs Levante Match Preview & Prediction

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Athletic Bilbao vs Levante predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s clash in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the away team target an unlikely hat-trick of surprise wins.


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Athletic Bilbao vs Levante Preview

Levante head into this game on a huge high after back to back wins in games they were expected to get nothing out of. It’s a similar kind of story here given how strong Athletic Club are in front of their own fans but the Basques aren’t in brilliant overall form and this could develop into quite an even game.

Athletic have only won 1 of their last 7 games in La Liga. That was their most recent home game though as they breezed past Espanyol with a 3-0 victory as Iker Muniain impressed with a brace. They backed that up with a decent point on the road at Villarreal so Gaizka Garitano will have reason to think his side are over their wobble and three points here would really send them into the international break on a high.

Levante looked like they were in danger of sliding towards the relegation battle ten days back but since then they’ve recorded two stunning victories. The first came in the Basque Country as they saw off a fast starting Real Sociedad side 2-1. They backed that up with a stunning comeback to beat Barcelona 3-1 with 3 goals in 7 minutes in Valencia. The Catalans had no answer to their Second Half blitz with Borja Mayoral again on the scoresheet as Levante turned the game on its head.

Therefore Athletic Club have certainly been served warning that this Levante side is not to be underestimated. This fixture produced a five goal thriller last season but Athletic games so far this term have been far less entertaining with only 1 of their 12 matches to date producing more than two goals.


Athletic Bilbao vs Levante Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-1 Athletic Club

Levante have been fantastic in spells over the past fortnight but they have still lost 4 of their 6 away games so far this season in La Liga and it’s hard to be confident of their chances here against an Athletic side that has only lost once in over a year at home in the league.


Athletic Bilbao vs Levante H2H

  • Last 6 competitive meetings: 3 Athletic Wins, 2 Levante Wins, 1 Draw.
  • These sides last met in April with Athletic winning 3-2 at San Mames.
  • Athletic have won 4 of their last 5 home games against Levante.
  • The exception was a 3-1 defeat in April 2018.

Predicted Line Ups

Athletic Team:

Simon – Yuri, Martinez, Yeray, Capa – Dani Garcia, Lopez – Ibai Gomez, Raul Garcia, Muniain – Williams (4-2-3-1)

Levante Team:

Fernandez – Clerc, Postigo, Vezo, Miramon – Bardhi, Radoja, Melero, Campana – Morales, Mayoral (4-4-2)


 


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