Levante vs Villarreal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Levante vs Villarreal Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Levante come back into the La Liga after a season in the second division following relegation from the top flight at the end of the 2015-16 season. Manager Juan Muniz has been backed by the signings of Emmanuel Boetang and Cheick Doukoure. Villarreal have overseen some significant changes to the club with the departure of players like Roberto Soldado and Mateo Musacchio. Manager Fran Escriba has been able to bring in the likes of Pablo Fornals and Enes Ünal. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Levante are coming up against Villarreal for the first time in the league since the February 2016 encounter. Villarreal’s last visit to the Ciutat de València finished as a 1-0 win for the home team. Last season, Villarreal had one of the best away records in the division after taking fewer points than Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid. The team picked up 30 points from the 19 away games – a record which was almost similar to the home form. Villarreal have strengthened over the summer with some key signings like Pablo Fornals. Despite being on the road, I would back a win for Villarreal. Four of the last five games between the two clubs at Ciutat de València has been with under 2.5 goals. Despite possessing an impressive away form, Villarreal only scored 21 on the road last season. Levante averaged a goal per game in their last La Liga campaign. I would go with under 2.5 goals in this game.

Villarreal win – 13/10

Total goals under 2.5 – 3/5

Levante saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Villarreal saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Villarreal have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 10 games against Levante

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Levante Form Guide

Levante Team Logo

Levante

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
W A

04-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

07-01-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

11-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

14-01-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

20-01-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

27-01-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

03-02-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

11-02-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

18-02-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

21-02-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Ufa Team Logo FC Ufa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Villarreal Form Guide

Villarreal Team Logo

Villarreal

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
D H

07-01-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

13-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-01-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

27-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 4 - 2

(HT 4 - 1)

L A

03-02-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

10-02-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

15-02-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

18-02-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

22-02-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Levante Preview

Levante have gone through a tough pre-season after losing against the likes of Villarreal and Real Zaragoza. The club are expected to go through a relegation struggle once again. The club’s last spell in the top flight saw them finish bottom of the table in the 2015-16 season with only 32 points from the 38 games. Back then, Levante were amongst the teams with the poorest defence, as the team conceded 70 goals in the 38 league matches. However, the team were able to top the Segunda in the 2016-17 campaign and concede the fewest number of goals (32).

Levante Team News

Roger Marti (cruciate ligament) is unavailable for the game, while Pedro Munoz Lopez (calf) is doubtful for the match.

Villarreal Preview

Villarreal were able to achieve direct qualification to the Europa League group stages by finishing fifth in the table last season. However, the club would be disappointed at failing to secure a Champions League spot, as Sevilla finished in the fourth place – just five points ahead in the table. Villarreal had one of the meanest defences in the La Liga last season after letting in only 33 goals – a record better than that of Real Madrid and Barcelona last season. A major portion of last season’s success was contributed by Roberto Soriano and Cedric Bakambu – players who managed 11 goals each.

Villarreal Team News

Villarreal come into the game without Sergio Asenjo (cruciate ligament), Bruno Soriano (leg), Denis Cheryshev (muscle), Adrian Marin (knee), Jaume Costa (leg), and Mario Gaspar (hamstring) due to injury. Cedric Bakambu and Samuel Castillejo are suspended for the game.

Levante Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Villarreal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Levante vs Villarreal Sidelined Players

Levante
9 Roger Injured
Villarreal
1 Sergio Asenjo Injured
7 Denis Cheryshev Injured
17 Cedric Bakambu Suspended
19 Samuel Castillejo Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Raul Fernandez 196 88
3 RB Tono 179 70
6 CD Chema - -
15 CD Sergio Postigo 185 77
2 LB Ivan Lopez 175 69
10 CM Enis Bardhi - -
11 CM Jose Luis Morales 180 70
24 CDM Jose Campana 179 72
23 CM Jason 178 65
8 CDM Jefferson Lerma 179 70
17 CF Alexander Alegria 189 82
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Andres Fernandez 190 82
11 RB Jaume Costa 172 62
3 CD Alvaro Gonzalez 183 75
22 LB Antonio Rukavina 177 72
6 CD Victor Ruiz 184 78
18 RM Nicola Sansone 175 68
14 CM Manuel Trigueros 178 70
8 LM Pablo Fornals 178 67
16 CM Rodrigo Hernandez 190 88
9 CF Carlos Bacca 181 77
15 CF Enes Unal 185 75