Levante vs Real Betis match preview and predictions for Tuesday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Betis travel to Valencia.
- DATE: Tuesday 29th December 2020
- KICK-OFF: 21:30 (local time)
- VENUE: Estadi Ciutat de Valencia
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Levante vs Real Betis Preview
Real Betis travel to the Ciutat de Valencia on Tuesday evening as these sides play out their final matches of 2020. These are arguably the two most unpredictable sides in the league with both Levante and Betis having a tendency to blow hot and cold. Paco Lopez may dispute that slightly with his side having found a bit more consistency over the past couple of months.
It’s just one defeat in ten matches in all competitions for Levante heading into this match. While there was a long sequence of 1-1 draws that started that run, they have significantly managed to record back-to-back wins at home in LaLiga. Getafe and Real Sociedad were both defeated and that’s a really positive sign for Levante who had previously been struggling a bit with an extended period where they had to play home games at neutral venues while their stadium was renovated.
They come into this game following a 1-1 draw at Huesca, a result that came thanks to a 2nd Half leveller from Gonzalo Melero. They are up to 15th in the table now but still have a game in hand on many sides and significantly only 6 of their 14 matches so far have been at home.
As for Real Betis, they were victorious in an Andalusian derby against Cadiz last time out. Guido Rodriguez’s 2nd Half goal was enough to see off the newly promoted side and that’s 7 points from 4 games for Manuel Pellegrini’s side who head into this round of fixtures in a very respectable 9th place.
The Seville derby kicks off 2021 for Betis so they’ll be hoping to really build some momentum heading into that game by securing another positive result here. There haven’t really been any grey areas on the road for Betis this season with 3 wins, 5 defeats and no draws so far. They have let in a total of 16 goals on their travels though and that’s not a great omen given they’ve conceded 4 on each of their last 2 league trips to Levante.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Levante Wins, 3 Betis Wins.
- Levante have recorded 4-2 and 4-0 home wins over Betis in the last two seasons.
- Betis had won on three straight trips to the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia prior to that.
- 5 of the last 6 meetings between the clubs have seen at least one team score 3+ goals.
José Campaña and Enis Bardhi are expected to be missing again for the hosts. Gonzalo Melero will be hoping to start up top again having netted last time out.
Sergio Canales is injured still for Betis who also have doubts over Sidnei, Claudio Bravo and Marc Bartra.
Predicted Levante Starting Lineup:
Aitor – Clerc, Pier, Vezo, Son – Rochina, Vukcevic, Malsa, De Frutos – Melero, Roger (4-4-2)
Predicted Betis Starting Lineup:
Joel – Miranda, Ruiz, Mandi, Emerson – Guardado, Rodriguez – Fekir, Joaquin, Ruibal – Sanabria (4-2-3-1)
Levante vs Real Betis Predictions
Score Prediction: Levante 2-1 Real Betis
This should be a watchable game between two teams that are generally quite positive. Levante are showing more in the way of consistency though at the moment and they may just have enough to edge this against a Betis side that is likely to be missing a host of players to injury.
Levante vs Real Betis Betting Tips (18+)
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