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Levante vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction & Match Preview

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Levante vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction & Match Preview

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26 February 2021 21:00 CET La Liga Ciudad de Valencia

Levante and Athletic Club take on each other at Estadi Ciutat de Valencia in the opening match of the La Liga day 25. 

Los Levantinos defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano at the weekend, but it has to be noted that los Rojiblancos missed number of clear-cut opportunities to score in Saturday’s showdown. 

As always, a man to watch in the home team will be experienced attacker Morales, who found the net in the triumph over Atletico Madrid, but the hosts face a difficult task in Friday’s football match.

The Lions have been in a fine form of late, with the team rolling over Cadiz 4-0 on the road, while sharing the spoils with Villarreal. 

Athletic Club aim to keep their Europa League hopes alive, but beating Levante on the road is easier said than done. 

Even though both Nunez and Vesga return from suspension, share of spoils is on the cards at Estadi Ciutat de Valencia.

Levante vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Levante Athletic Bilbao played so far 26 matches.
Levante won 6 direct matches. Athletic Bilbao won 17 matches. 3 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.77 goals per Match.

Levante vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

Levante in actual season average scored 1.60 goals per match. In 13 (81.25%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (50.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Athletic Bilbao average scored 1.48 goals per match in season 2021. In 16 (84.21%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 13 (68.42%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Levante will again be without the services of Gonzalo Melero, Nemanja Radoja and Jose Campana through injury, while Enis Bardhi and Sergio Postigo will miss the contest due to recent problems.

The home side will also be without Ruben Vezo through suspension, meaning that Jorge Miramon could be handed a starting role as part of a back three.

Jose Luis Morales and Sergio Leon should continue in the final third of the field, although Ruben Rochina's starting role could be taken by De Frutos, who scored late against Atletico last time out.

As for Athletic, Dani Garcia is suspended due to the yellow card that he picked up against Villarreal last time out, but Unai Nunez and Mikel Vesga are both available following bans of their own.

Vesga should take Dani Garcia's spot in the middle of the park, while Nunez could replace Inigo Martinez at the heart of the defence, but there are not expected to be alterations elsewhere.

Indeed, Berenguer has been in impressive scoring form - netting three goals in his last two outings - and should continue on the right, with Iker Muniain, Inaki Williams and Raul Garcia also featuring in the attacking positions.

Levante possible starting lineup:
Cardenas; Miramon, Duarte, Rober; Coke, Malsa, Vukcevic, Tono; De Frutos, Leon, Morales

Athletic Bilbao possible starting lineup:
Simon; De Marcos, Yeray, Nunez, Yuri; Berenguer, Vesga, Lopez, Muniain; R Garcia, Williams


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