Levante will be taking on visiting team Athletic Bilbao at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia in a La Liga tie this coming Friday. Levante rank as number 19 in the table on 6 points after 13 matches. With 13 rounds behind them, Athletic Bilbao have amassed 18 points and sit 8 in the La Liga.
With 4 defeats from their last 6 games, there is room to improve for Levante before their next assignment on home soil. Otherwise, they could be in for another disappointment on Friday against Athletic Bilbao.
Levante go into their next La Liga match averaging a humble 0.8 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 8 goals, while also conceding 20 goals. That amounts to an average of 2 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 1 times.
Athletic Bilbao are currently performing rather modestly, when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors this coming Friday managed a bearable 10 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 1 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 7 goals. They claimed 4 clean sheets as they averaged 0.7 against per match.
Stats and facts for Levante and Athletic Bilbao.
- Levante did not win the last 21 matches in a row;
- Levante did not win the last 11 matches in a row at home;
- Levante conceded in the last 22 of 24 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Levante's last 5 of 7 matches.
- Athletic Bilbao did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Athletic Bilbao did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Athletic Bilbao unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Athletic Bilbao's last 13 of 15 matches.
Current form — Levante v. Athletic Bilbao
Levante in serious trouble
Levante will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. Only a single point prevents Levante from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They claimed a 2-2 draw against Atlético Madrid, before getting trounced 3-0 against Granada. Last time out, more disappointment followed as Deportivo Alaves ran out 2-1 winners.
Athletic Bilbao need an answer
It is not all bad, but it is not fantastic either for Athletic Bilbao right now, with just 2 points from their last 3 matches. They first drew 1-1 against Espanyol, followed by another draw. This time it ended 1-1 against Real Sociedad, before going down in a 1-0 defeat against Cadiz.
The two teams appear evenly matched by the bookies, but current form makes Athletic Bilbao our choice for a win. At the time of writing, we were able to look up following odds with the bookmakers on this encounter. A win for Levante pays out at 3.00, the best prize for a draw is 3.10, whereas an away win for Athletic Bilbao returns you odds 2.38.
Levante v. Athletic Bilbao — fixture history
The last time Levante played Athletic Bilbao at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, the game finished with a 1-1 scoreline. The football betting sites have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Levante will pay out at 3.00, as bookies predict Levante are in with a 33% chance of beating Athletic Bilbao. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.10 on offer, while an away win for Athletic Bilbao pays out at 2.38. Levante head into their upcoming match against Athletic Bilbao with a 20% winning record in recent La Liga meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 2-2-6 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 60%. The past 10 matches between Levante and Athletic Bilbao have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 7 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals this coming Friday.
Current table in the La Liga
Looking at the La Liga standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 12 points. Levante cannot squeeze past Athletic Bilbao in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Athletic Bilbao, number 8 on 18 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Friday.
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Jose Luis Morales. He is one of the Levante players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 2 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Athletic Bilbao.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Raul Garcia to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Raul Garcia netted 2 goals for Athletic Bilbao in their latest matches.