Prediction and odds for the game: Levante (17/10) vs Valencia (7/4)
We are backing the away victory
When: Monday 20 December 2021, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The Estadio Ciudad de Valencia
On Monday night, Levante host Valencia at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, in a local derby that could have big implications for both clubs in La Liga.
The Granotes are currently bottom of the table and enduring a poor recent run of form in the Spanish top-flight. Alessio Lisci’s team are now seven points from the safety of 17th place.
Levante are on an incredible winless run of 25 games in La Liga, a run that stretches back to mid-April. Their only win this season was against lower Huracan Melilia.
The home team have failed to win in their last 13 home games in the Spanish top-flight. However, eight of their last ten home matches in the Spanish top-flight have produced draws. Their recent league games on home soil have been low-scoring, as there has been under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven La Liga matches at the Estadio Ciudad of Valencia. The fact that they have failed to score in five of their last six matches has been a big factor in the low-scoring encounters.
Los Che are just below the league’s top-six but will feel like they have a realistic chance of earning a European spot for next season. Jose Bordalas’ team are currently eighth-place in the table, four points adrift of those all-important top-six spots.
The visitors are in decent form heading into this clash, as Los Che are unbeaten in six matches in the Spanish top-flight, having recorded three wins and three draws. Last time out in La Liga, Valencia recorded a 2-1 win over Elche.
Los Che’s recent outings in the Spanish top-flight have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in six of their previous nine league games.
Valencia will need to improve their away form in La Liga if they are to achieve a top-six finish this season, as Bordalas’ team has won just once in their last six league games on their travels. Their recent away matches in the Spanish top-flight have been relatively high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their previous seven matches in La Liga.
Although Valencia doesn’t have a great recent away record in La Liga, we fancy them to add to their city rivals recent misery. Bordalas has turned them into a solid team in his own unique way and they will be full of confidence heading into this derby clash. The other bet we are backing is under 2.5 goals scored, as Levante have struggled for home goals of late, while Valencia have scored just four times in five away matches.
Our Tips: We are backing the away win at odds of 7/4 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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