Alaves vs Levante Prediction, Preview, Lineups & Betting Tips
Couple of days after a frustrating 0-4 loss to Real Madrid at “Santiago Bernabéu”, Alaves is looking to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible, having won three of their last four La Liga fixtures. Levante, on the other hand, heads to the Basque Country after three consecutive defeats in La Liga, remaining winless there since 19 November when “The Frogs” won 2-0 in Las Palmas. Thereafter, Levante have won 5 points only (5 draws) in 13 rounds, thus having one point advantage over the top team located in the relegation zone – Las Palmas. Of course, these stats are before the midweek round 26 to kick-off, so if Deportivo La Coruna wins in Getafe on Wednesday night, Levante can enter into this clash as one of the bottom three.
Hosts Alaves (16th) are right above Levante (17th) in the La Liga standings, but the gap between both clubs can’t be reduced that easily. Indeed, Abelardo Fernandez Antuña’s men have 8 points more than their opponents here, so Alaves can make a crucial step in securing their La Liga future if they defeat struggling Levante on Thursday night.
Quick Stats and Facts
– Alaves are unbeaten in their last six home La Liga games, winning five of them and keeping a clean sheet in four.
– Levante are on their worst winless run in their La Liga history – 13 games (5 draws, 8 losses) without winning.
– Alaves are unbeaten in their last 8 competitive matches (most of them are in Segunda Division) against Levante: 6 wins and 2 draws.
– There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Alaves’s last 6 La Liga encounters.
– There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Levante’s last 6 away games in all competitions.
– Levante have conceded 2 or more goals in each of their last 6 La Liga matches.
Find out the possible starting lineups of Alaves and Levante, as well as our betting prediction with the highest betting odds available on the selected market.
Possible Lineups of Alaves and Levante
Venue: “Estadio de Mendizorroza”, Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Referee: David Fernandez Borbalan.
Deportivo Alaves: Fernando Pacheco – Ruben Duarte, Rodrigo Ely, Víctor Laguardia, Martin Aguirregabiria – Alfonso Pedraza, Daniel Torres, Manu Garcia, Ibai Gomez – Munir El Haddadi, John Guidetti. (4-4-2)
Missing players: Carlos Vigaray is injured, Hector Hernandez and Alfonso Pedraza are both doubtful.
Levante UD: Oier Olazabal – Coke, Sergio Postigo, Chema Rodriguez, Antonio Luna – Ivi, Cheick Doukoure, Jefferson Lerma, Jose Luis Morales – Roger Marti, Giampaolo Pazzini. (4-4-2)
Missing players: Raul Fernandez (hip), Ivan Lopez (cruciate ligament rupture) and Alex Alegria (cruciate ligament rupture) are all injured.