Levante vs Eibar predictions and match preview for Sunday’s Segunda División fixture. Read on for analysis ahead of this top of the table clash.
|Sunday 18th December 2022
|19:00 (local time)
|Ciutat de Valencia
Levante vs Eibar Preview
Levante and Eibar meet in Valencia this Sunday in one of the standout fixtures in the Segunda Division so far this season. It’s 3rd vs 1st as we head into matchday 21, which marks the midway point in the campaign and it’s incredibly tight at the top with just 2 points separating the top 5 at the time of writing.
Having recovered from a desperately poor start, it does feel like Levante are the team with the greatest momentum and they will really fancy their chances of going on to secure promotion from here. They are unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions, winning 8 of them and that includes a statement win at early season leaders Alaves last time out.
Goals from Mohamed Bouldini and Son helped see off the Vitoria side and they’ll take confidence into another clash against Basque opposition here. The goals haven’t exactly been flowing at the Ciutat de Valencia for Levante under Javi Calleja though. They’ve not scored more than once in any of their last four home games and were held to a 0-0 draw by Ponferradina last time out on this ground so there is still work to be done in terms of their final third play.
Eibar also take plenty of momentum into this game having won each of their last 3 matches. Their 1-0 home triumph over an improving Real Oviedo last time out ensures they head into this weekend top of the table and they deserve credit for mounting another strong promotion push immediately following play-off heartbreak last year.
One area they could do with improving is one their travels. Gaizka Gartiano’s side have only taken 12 points from 10 away matches so far, half their home tally. They are by no means alone in this league in being much more comfortable on their own ground, but you sense the teams that ultimately go on to clinch promotion may well be those that can find a way to consistently win on their travels.
Score Prediction: Levante 1-1 Eibar
There is so little to choose between the teams at the top of this league, that another tight game looks likely here. Levante have struggled to break teams down at times at home this term and in-form Eibar may have enough about them to take a decent point from this game.
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