Levante vs Real Betis predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as bottom club Levante target a surprise win over high-flying Betis.
|Date||Sunday 13th February 2022|
|Kick-Off||16:15 (local time)|
|Stadium||Ciutat de Valencia|
Levante vs Real Betis Preview
Real Betis are in Valencia this weekend, hoping to continue their impressive campaign away to rock bottom Levante. It’s starting to look pretty hopeless for the home team and it is going to take a miraculous escape if they are to beat the drop from here.
This is a Levante side that has already set the record for the longest ever winless streak in the top flight in Spain. That run did at least come to an end when they finally beat Mallorca in January but it has failed to act as any kind of launchpad with a 2-0 home loss to Cadiz and 3-0 defeat at Getafe following that signalling that this team is firmly heading in the direction of the Segunda Division with 12 points now separating them from safety.
They can at least welcome Jose Luis Morales back from a suspension here but there will be a lot of soul searching going on in their camp. This is not a side short on top flight quality in midfield and attacking areas but it’s one that has been woeful defensively with 46 goals conceded, the worst record in LaLiga by a clear margin. Levante have already sacked two coaches this season and they will need to come to some decision as to whether Alessio Lisci is going to be the right man to lead them back to the top flight next term. So far the Italian has failed to address any of their fundamental flaws.
Betis’ forward players will be licking their lips at the prospect of taking on this Levante side. Manuel Pellegrini’s men are the second highest scorers in LaLiga and they have been turning on the style against considerably stronger teams than Levante. They’ve won 5 of their last 6 in all competitions and look on course for the Copa del Rey Final after beating Rayo Vallecano 2-1 in their away Semi-Final 1st Leg in midweek.
In-form Borja Iglesias scored another fine goal there but the secret to Betis’ success in all competitions this season, is largely down to their ability to rotate without weakening the side. Willian Jose may well come back in up front here while they have plenty of good options in midfield too and coped well without the influential Sergio Canales in Vallecas. He should be able to return here as Betis seek to further their push for a surprise Champions League qualification.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Betis Wins, 3 Levante Wins.
- All of the last 6 meetings have been won by the team playing at home.
- Levante have scored 4 in all of their last 3 home games against Betis.
- Betis had recorded 3 straight wins at the Ciutat de Valencia prior to that miserable run of heavy defeats.
Roger Marti is banned for Levante. José Campaña and Sergio Postigo are injured.
Betis have some doubts including Sergio Canales, Juanmi and Joaquín. They may rotate in some areas following their cup game in midweek.
Levante vs Real Betis Predictions
Score Prediction: Levante 1-3 Real Betis
It’s tough to look past the visitors here. Levante are a mess right now and they look like a team resigned to their fate. Betis by contrast are full of belief and quality and have more than enough attacking talent in their ranks to come to Valencia and take all the points.
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