Levante vs Espanyol predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Espanyol travel to Valencia.
|Saturday 12th March 2022
|14:00 (local time)
|Ciutat de Valencia
Levante vs Espanyol Preview
Levante and Espanyol clash in the opening game on Saturday in LaLiga. Despite a recent upturn in results, the hosts are in dire trouble and desperately need three points here to keep their slim survival hopes alive. They’ll fancy they have a real chance of getting it too against an Espanyol side that doesn’t tend to travel well.
At the very least, Alessio Lisci appears to have turned the tide at Levante and avoided a complete capitulation. He’s making a case as to why he should be trusted with trying to get Levante back into the top flight next term if they do indeed fall into the Segunda Division. Hopes were raised significantly when they took 7 points from 3 games but their revival came to a halt with a 3-1 defeat at Athletic Club last time out.
Back in Valencia, they stand every chance here and are boosted with the news that Jose Campana and Sergio Postigo are available again. It’s unclear whether either will start here but some of Levante’s better players are finding a bit of form with both Jorge de Frutos and Jose Luis Morales in the goals of late.
As for Espanyol, they come here with a pretty miserable away record this season. Just 7 points from 13 trips in LaLiga has prevented them from being anything better than a mid-table outfit. However they’ve done enough at home on their return to the top flight to steer well clear of serious trouble. Win here and they really could already afford to start planning more actively for next season at the highest level.
They haven’t been great overall since the turn of the year but did record their first victory of 2022 by beating Getafe 2-0 at home last time out. In truth, they played better without winning in recent home games against Sevilla and Barcelona but managed to win the game despite having only four attempts on goal, the lowest tally of any team on matchday 27.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Levante Win, 3 Espanyol Wins, 2 Draws.
- Espanyol are unbeaten on their last 4 trips to this ground.
- Levante haven’t beaten Espanyol at home since a 2-1 success in 2016.
- Espanyol won a 4-3 thriller earlier this term in Barcelona
Levante vs Espanyol
|Morales, Clerc, Saracchi
|Morlanes, David Lopez
Levante vs Espanyol Predictions
Score Prediction: Levante 2-1 Espanyol
This is a chance for Levante to record another victory. They’ve clearly found a bit of confidence once more and have players capable of creating chances and scoring goals. That’s a worry for Espanyol who leaked 5 at Villarreal in their most recent road game and struggle to replicate their home displays on their travels. They may slip to another defeat here.
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