Villarreal vs Levante predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two sides from the Valencian Community meet.
by Daniel Garcia
Villarreal vs Levante Preview
This game is a local derby in the Valencian region of Spain and it certainly has the potential to be a decent game with both sides possessing creative qualities but perhaps the odd defensive flaw. Villarreal and Levante are two of the division’s most unpredictable sides which makes it even harder to confidently call this game but the Yellow Submarine will start as the clear favourites.
Villarreal are certainly one of La Liga’s form teams. They’ve taken 17 points from their last 8 games, a record only two sides can better. Their only defeat over that period came in what was on paper their easiest fixture, at home to then bottom club Espanyol. They’ll need to be wary of complacency setting in here but going forward they look a dangerous side with only Barcelona and Real Madrid having scored more goals this term in the Spanish top flight.
Levante have a goal or two in them too. Roger Marti has netted 10 times in La Liga already and only Messi, Suarez and Benzema can better that. He should start here for Paco Lopez’s side who ended a four game losing streak last time out by defeating Leganes 2-0 at home. They’d be only one place behind Villarreal in the table if they can put three more points on the board here.
The visitors would clearly be content with a point but one interestingly Levante have only drawn twice all season, the lowest number of draws in La Liga. They are still likely to be missing Nemanja Radoja here with the midfielder nearing fitness following a hamstring problem. Villarreal meanwhile have Andre-Frank Anguissa back from a ban but he may have to settle for a place on the bench for this one.
Villarreal vs Levante Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Villarreal
You can never be quite sure what’s going to happen with either of these sides but with Levante having lost 75% of their away games in La Liga this term, Villarreal look like they will have the edge. They are team that really does have goals in them and both Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno will fancy they can get on the scoresheet here against an unconvincing Levante back-line.
Villarreal vs Levante Betting Tips (18+)
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Villarreal vs Levante H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Villarreal Wins, 2 Levante Wins, 1 Draw.
- Levante won 2-1 when the sides met earlier this term in Valencia.
- However they’ve not won on any of their last 9 visits to Villarreal.
- The sides drew 1-1 when they met here last term.
Predicted Line Ups
Asenjo – Mario, Albiol, Funes Mori, Pena – Trigueros, Iborra, Cazorla – Gomez, Alcacer, Moreno (4-3-3)
Aitor – Tono, Postigo, Vezo, Miramon – Bardhi, Campana, Vukcevic, Rochina – Roger, Morales (4-4-2)