Prediction and odds for the game: Valencia (7/10) v Levante (15/4)
We are backing the home win
When: Friday, 12th June 2020, Kick-off 21:00
Where: The Estadio de Mestalla
On Friday night, Valencia host Levante at the Estadio de Mestalla, as the home side look to get their quest for European football for next season back on track in La Liga.
Los Che were in unconvincing form before the break, winning just one of their previous five matches in the Spanish top-flight. They did, however, take four points from their last two league matches, so maybe their form was about to pick up.
Their recent underwhelming form has Valencia is seven place, three points off the Europa League spots and five behind the Champions League berths.
A common theme of late with Valencia games, which has always been the case in recent seasons, has been the high number of goals scored. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five La Liga matches.
The home side tends to be strong on home soil. They have lost just one of their last 37 league games at the Mestalla. They are also unbeaten in 15 home games in the Spanish top-flight. A record of four wins in their last five home matches in la Liga is a creditable one.
Los Che have been relatively free-scoring on home soil of late, as they have scored at least twice in five of their last eight matches.
The visitors are 13h place in the table, eight points from the relegation zone. They will feel that they have picked up enough points to survive the drop this season and achieve a comfortable midtable finish.
Paco Lopez’s team were not in the best of form before the enforced break, as they had won just one of their previous four matches in the Spanish top-flight.
Although their recent league matches have not all been high scoring, 12 of their last 17 La Liga games have produced over 2.5 goals.
Levante have a woeful recent away record in La Liga, losing seven of their last eight matches on their travels, including the last five games. Poor defensive displays have plagued the visitors on the road, as they have conceded at least twice in seven of their last eight away games in the Spanish top-flight.
This looks like a sure-fire home win. This is a strong home team against a weak away team, which is why we are backing the home win. We are also backing over 2.5 goals scored, as once again, Los Ches are potent in attack on home soil, and Levante have a leaky defence on their travels.
Verdict: we are backing the home win at odds of 7/10 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/13. (All odds are taken from Bet365)
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Can Valencia boost their European chances with a victory on Friday night?