Levante finally put an end to the bad run last round when they won away at Granada (2-0). The performance was far from convincing, especially with Granada holding most of possession and having the best of chances.
Levante usually concentrate many players in midfield making it hard for opponents to find empty spaces, but in the same time they are vulnerable when it comes to fast paced actions or long balls.
With the exception of play-maker Victor, all the players involved in the attacking phase seem to be out-of-form. Both wingers and the lone striker are uninspired and Levante’s offensive potential is heavily diminished.
Opponents Bilbao were pretty unfortunate to lose last round against Atletico Madrid. Bilbao opened the score very early in the game, made their usual game, continued to apply pressure and create dangerous actions, but were surprised by Atletico’s individual talents. In-spite being the better side Bilbao lost 2-1 in the end.
They are still 4th in the table, a place that will send Bilbao to Champions League playoffs next season. They haven’t reduced the rhythm so far, nor will they do in the future rounds. Their playing style has a good flow, with actions carried both on the flanks and in the center, both with short and long passes. If they continue in this manner Bilbao should be able to overcome all impediments and finish on the 4th place.
They will be without suspended central defender Laporte, but on the other hand they will welcome back midfielder Ander Herrera after fulfilling his suspension.
Levante simply don’t have the strength to stand in the way of Bilbao’s aspirations. Bilbao to win at 10/11 from
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