Levante vs Real Sociedad – La Liga top six push to continue for the hosts

Strong recent form likely to fetch points for Levante
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Levante have an impressive home record in La Liga against Sociedad (Getty Images)

Levante vs Real Sociedad Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Levante can continue their good form as they host Real Sociedad at Estadi Ciuat de Valencia on Friday. Levante also boast of an excellent home record in the league against Sociedad and that is likely to continue.

Levante UD


Levante played out a 1-1 draw at Villarreal on Sunday in La Liga to make it six games unbeaten in all competitions. Granotas had an own goal from Villarreal’s Funes Mori cancelled out by a late Alfonso Pedraza goal.

The hosts remain level with Real Madrid on 17 points and are just three points behind top four. Levante are in great form in La Liga and have four wins in their last five matches. Levante are also the fourth best scorers in the league having scored 17 goals.

Forward Roger Marti has scored six goals and Jose Luis Morales netted four in the league, making the duo one of the most prolific in La Liga.

Marti leads the goal charts for Levante in La Liga (AFP/Getty Images)

Real Sociedad


Sociedad held Sevilla to a goalless draw on Sunday in La Liga to remain on 13 points, just four above the relegation zone.

La Real have drawn three and lost two of their last six La Liga matches with their only win coming in the Basque Derby at Athletic Bilbao. The only positive for Sociedad is their away form that fetched them ten of their 13 overall points.

Brazilian forward Willian Jose has scored three goals and midfielder Mikel Oyarzabal has two in La Liga. Both the players will once again be crucial for any hopes of securing points from this trip.

Head-to-Head


There have been 18 La Liga meetings between these sides, with Levante holding a 7-4 edge and seven matches ending as draws. Last season both sides won 3-0 in their respective home games.

Match Up


Levante have been steady with their performances in the league this season. Oier Olazabal has been excellent in goal with Marti and Morales scoring consistently. Levante are dangerous with their counter attacks and set plays which will test Sociedad’s shaky defence.

La Real have shown impressive form away from home and have three wins and a draw in their six La Liga trips. However, they are without a goal in three league matches now and are unlikely to test Levante.

Willian Jose remains the best bet for Sociedad to get back among goals (AFP/Getty Images)

Key Statistics


  • Levante have won 6 and drawn 2 of their 9 home games against Real Sociedad (La Liga).
  • Levante have won 4 and drawn 1 of their last 5 games (La Liga).
  • Real Sociedad have drawn 3 and lost 2 of their last 6 games (La Liga).

Verdict


Levante have an impressive home record against Real Sociedad who have been struggling to score goals lately. I don’t see Sociedad putting pressure on Levante defence that has conceded just three goals in their last five league games. Back Levante to pick up at least a point and an outside chance of taking all three.

Best Bet: Levante Double Chance @ 1.57 – 4 Units
Value Bet: Levante Win @ 2.90 – 2 Units
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Conrad Castleton 08 November 2018

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