Athletic Club vs Levante Predictions & Match Preview

Athletic Bilbao vs Levante predictions

Athletic Club vs Levante predictions and match preview for Monday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the visitors look to continue their recent revival.

DateMonday 7th March 2022
Kick-Off21:00 (local time)
StadiumSan Mames
CompetitionLaLiga

Athletic Club vs Levante Preview


Athletic Club 2021

The Monday night game this matchday comes from San Mames, no stranger to football on this particular day of the week! Athletic fans must be sick of all the Monday matches, a result of TV scheduling and their status as a big club not involved in European action this season.

Athletic are still hoping to make sure that’s not the case next term but they saw one potential avenue into Europe end this week with a disappointing Copa del Rey exit at the Semi-Final stage against Valencia. Having seen off both Barcelona and Real Madrid, Athletic would have really fancied their chances of cup glory but fell at the penultimate hurdle with a cracking strike from Goncalo Guedes enough for Valencia.

The Basque giants are not out of European contention in LaLiga but they will need a really strong end to the season to stand a chance as they have ground to make up. Their league form has been reasonably good of late with 4 wins from their last 7 but Marcelino opted to prioritise the cup game by making wholesale changes in their 4-0 loss at Barcelona last time out in LaLiga.

Had this game been a few weeks back, you’d have strongly fancied Athletic’s chances of bouncing back here but Levante have suddenly found some long awaited form. While they remain rock bottom, 7 points from their last 3 league outings has given Alessio Lisci’s side a glimmer of hope that survival can be achieved this season.

They really did look to have rediscovered some confidence last time out as they cruised to a 3-0 home win against Elche. They might have liked to have had another game come around more quickly though with this match taking place 10 days later. All of their relegation rivals will have played at least twice since then and Levante will at the very least be 7 points from safety by the time this kicks off, still a big margin to make up.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Athletic Wins, 3 Draws.
  • 3 of the last 4 meetings have been drawn.
  • The exception was Athletic’s 2-1 win at Levante (after Extra Time) in the Copa del Rey Semi-Finals last term.
  • Levante have gone 8 matches against Athletic without a victory overall.

Team News

InjuredDoubtfulBanned
AthleticDe Marcos
LevanteMustafi, SaracchiPostigo, Campana

Possible Lineups


Athletic Club vs Levante Predictions


Score Prediction: Athletic Club 2-1 Levante

Levante look like they are going to be competitive between now and the end of the season and they could be dangerous opponents for teams, even if safety does ultimately prove just beyond them. Overall though, you still have to fancy Athletic here. Marcelino’s side have had sufficient time to pick themselves up after defeat in Valencia last week and we can expect a response here as they bid to kick on and push for European qualification.


PLEASE NOTE – Our LaLiga predictions are not betting tips. No profits are guaranteed if you’re using them to bet on football. If you are gambling, do so responsibly and never stake more than you can afford to lose. BeGambleAware.

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid, writing mostly about Spanish football. His work has been published by the likes of Guardian Sport & World Soccer. Contact: marksochon (at) hotmail.co.uk

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