Levante vs Alaves predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the bottom two meet.
|Sunday 15th May 2022
|19:30 (local time)
|Ciutat de Valencia
Levante vs Alaves Preview
There’s a basement battle on Sunday in LaLiga as the bottom two clash. Levante had their relegation confirmed on Thursday evening and they can take Alaves down with them if they can pick up maximum points here.
From a neutral perspective, it’s certainly sad to see Levante go. They’ve been an entertaining and attacking side in an era when most small clubs have gone down a more defensive route as a means to establish themselves in the top flight. Even on the day their relegation was confirmed, Levante boasted the joint best goalscoring record in the bottom half. They’ve netted more times than 6th placed Real Sociedad and have as many league wins in 2022 as Sevilla, but ultimately pay the price for a 19 game winless streak to start the campaign.
In the end, they went down with a bit of a whimper, losing 6-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday night. However once the disappointment fades, Levante have strong reason to fancy their chances of sealing an immediate return and it’ll be interesting to see whether they decide to keep faith with Alessio Lisci with the young coach having delivered some good results in the second half of this season.
As for Alaves, they did get the win they needed to keep their survival hopes alive in midweek. They were pretty dominant against a lacklustre Espanyol having 27 attempts on goal in the 2-1 win. Alaves’ position is still extremely perilous in that they are 4 points from safety with only 2 games to play. They do need a favour or two elsewhere but two wins could potentially be enough to keep them up given they host relegation rivals Cadiz on the final weekend in what could be an absolutely massive game.
That’s of course dependent on them taking care of business here and their shocking away record suggests that is anything but a certainty. Indeed it’s just 1 point from 12 road fixtures for Alaves heading into this and there was almost an air of resignation as to their fate when they capitulated to a 4-0 defeat at Celta Vigo last weekend but that midweek win and performance should have helped to restore a bit of confidence.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Alaves Wins, 2 Draws.
- Alaves won the reverse fixture 2-1 when the sides met earlier this term.
- They’ve won on 3 of their last 5 visits to Levante.
- Levante haven’t beaten Alaves since a 2-1 home win in 2018.
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Levante vs Alaves Predictions
Score Prediction: Levante 1-2 Alaves
Were Levante still alive, you’d have really fancied them to win this game given how bad Alaves have been on their travels. However you sense many of their players will be emotionally and physically drained after their Thursday night relegation and heavy defeat in Madrid. Alaves have benefited from an extra day’s rest too and they look capable of getting a win in a fixture they usually enjoy. That may well see them enter the final weekend with some hope still of beating the drop.
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