Levante vs Villarreal predictions and match preview for Wednesday’s Spanish Copa del Rey Quarter Final. Read on for analysis and a score prediction as these two Valencian clubs clash.
- DATE: Wednesday 3rd February 2021
- KICK-OFF: 19:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Ciutat de Valencia
- COMPETITION: Copa del Rey Quarter Final
Levante vs Villarreal Preview
The second of two local derbies in the Copa del Rey Quarter-Finals comes from the Valencian region of Spain. With Valencia currently in crisis, these are also the two strongest clubs in the region right now and the victors will move into the last four and within touching distance of a first ever major trophy.
Since becoming Levante UD in 1939, the club have never reached the last four of the Copa so Paco Lopez’s side can make a bit of history on Wednesday evening. They will approach the game in good spirits after beating Real Madrid in the Spanish capital at the weekend. While they did benefit from their opponents being reduced to 10 men early on, it was still a fabulous win for Levante who have now claimed a total of six victories against Madrid and Barca since Lopez took over three years ago.
It’s just 2 defeats in 19 games in all competitions for Levante. One of those did come against Villarreal in the league but they haven’t lost at the Ciutat de Valencia this season. Their only home loss in 2020/21 came against Real Madrid, in a match played at the Estadio Ceramica as Levante’s home was being renovated.
Therefore this is a tough task for Villarreal, a club that has done just about everything besides win a trophy in the last two decades. They come into this game after what in truth was a pretty disappointing performance in a 1-1 draw at home to Real Sociedad. While Dani Parejo gave them a spectacular lead early on, Unai Emery’s side were second best for most of the game and there are a few doubts creeping in about this Villarreal side despite what has been a terrific campaign overall.
Their cup run ended at this stage in disappointing fashion last term against Mirandes. They’ve come through two potentially tricky tests against second tier sides this year though, claiming 1-0 wins away to Tenerife and Girona to reach the Quarter-Finals where they will face top flight opponents for the first time.
Levante vs Villarreal Predictions
Score Prediction: Levante 1-1 Villarreal (Match goes to Extra Time & Pens)
This is a really tough one to call with both sides tough to beat. It’s just 1 defeat in 15 away games for Villarreal but Levante’s unbeaten record on their own ground this season will give them plenty of confidence too. Don’t be surprised if this one goes the distance.
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