Levante vs Real Valladolid match preview and predictions for Friday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Levante aim to record a 5th straight home win in the league.
- DATE: Friday 22nd January 2021
- KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Estadio Ciutat de Valencia
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Levante vs Real Valladolid Preview
The weekend action in LaLiga commences at the Ciutat de Valencia where Levante are entertaining Real Valladolid. Victory for either team would see them jump a few positions in this congested league table where little separates the lower portion of the top half from the relegation scrap.
Levante will be the firm favourites. Since losing their opening home game, which was played at the Estadio Ceramica rather than their own ground, Levante are unbeaten at home in LaLiga, winning each of their last four. Finding a way to get some kind of home advantage is so important this season with no supporters present, and Levante are one of the few that have found some real momentum on their own ground.
Getafe, Real Sociedad, Real Betis and Eibar have all been brushed aside in that winning run with Paco Lopez’s side scoring 11 times in those 4 matches, further evidence that they are LaLiga’s unsung entertainers. All of their last 6 games in the league have seen both teams score and there was more drama in Andalusia in midweek as they drew 2-2 against Cadiz with Roger Marti bagging a brace for the Valencia club.
Real Valladolid were involved in a 2-2 draw on the same night. While he would have taken some satisfaction from his side’s ability to come back from two goals down, Sergio will still see the draw with Elche as a chance to pick up a relatively rare home win lost.
One point is clearly much better than none though in a game against a direct relegation rival and Real Valladolid have avoided defeat in 5 of their last 7 league games now, while also making good progress in the Copa del Rey. With this game followed by a home match against Huesca, they have a chance to put some points on the board and move clear of immediate danger but it won’t be easy with numerous players missing against a Levante side that is playing well at home.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Real Valladolid Win, 3 Levante Wins, 2 Draws.
- The sides drew 1-1 at the Jose Zorrilla when they met in November.
- Real Valladolid have only taken one point from their last 5 league trips to Levante.
- They’ve lost on their last 3 visits, with both games ending in 2-0 defeats since their top flight return in 2018.
José Campaña is sidelined through injury for Levante while Nikola Vukcevic and Sergio Postigo are rated doubtful.
Roque Mesa is suspended for the visitors who are missing the likes of Marcos de Sousa and Raul Garcia to injury. Jawad El Yamiq, Jota, Waldo Rubi and Sergi Guardiola are also selection doubts.
Predicted Levante Starting Lineup:
Aitor – Clerc, Vezo, Duarte, Miramon – Morales, Melero, Malsa, De Frutos – Roger, Gomez (4-4-2)
Predicted Real Valladolid Starting Lineup:
Masip – Nacho, Fernandez, Gonzalez, Perez – Michel, Alcaraz – Plano, Villa, Orellana – Weissman (4-2-3-1)
Levante vs Real Valladolid Predictions
Score Prediction: Levante 2-1 Real Valladolid
Levante are on a roll at home and they look good for the win here. While José Campaña remains a significant absentee, overall it is the visitors who have far greater selection problems coming into this and that doesn’t bode well for Real Valladolid during a busy period in the season with a Copa del Rey last 16 tie also to come next week.
Levante vs Real Valladolid Betting Tips (18+)
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