Levante vs Villarreal - Goals predicted in clash attack minded rivals

Villarreal tipped to bounce back from opening day collapse to edge clash at Levante
Levante vs Villarreal
Levante vs Villarreal clash in La Liga is tipped to produce over 2.5 goals (Getty Images)

Levante vs Villarreal Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Levante and Villarreal are set to produce an exciting contest in their Spanish La Liga clash at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia. Both teams are known for their exciting attacks and are tipped to produce over 2.5 goals at odds of 1.73. 

The visitors have had the upper hand in recent meetings and are backed to secure the win at 2.63 after letting slip a two-goal lead on the opening weekend.

Levante UD Form & Team News


Levante began their La Liga campaign with a 1-0 defeat at Deportivo Alaves last time out. They fell behind nine minutes after the restart and despite dominating the possession and creating several chances, could not find the breakthrough. 

Granotas head into Friday’s clash with just two wins from their last 15 La Liga matches, stretching back to last season. Paco Lopez’s men are valued at odds of 2.55 for a win but having kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 matches, I am backing a bet on goals.

Jose Luis Morales and Roger Marti were the stars of the show for Levante last season as they combined for 25 goals. Both men started on the bench last time out and should be included in the first team on Friday while the impressive Enis Bardhi is also set to continue in midfield.

Jose Luis Morales and Roger Marti
Levante attackers Jose Luis Morales and Roger Marti combined for 25 goals last season (Getty Images)

Villarreal CF Form & Team News


Villarreal served up a thriller last time out as they were held to a 4-4 draw at home by Granada. Samuel Chukwueze and Gerardo Moreno were both on target as they threw away a two-goal lead in the second half.

The Yellow Submarine struggled at the back for much of last season and appear to have carried their defensive problems into the new campaign. Javi Calleja's men are priced at 2.63 for a win in Levante but have also failed to keep a clean sheet in four of their last five matches. 

Samuel Chukwueze had his break out season last term and is expected to kick on in 2019-20. The Nigerian youngster scored a well taken goal against Granada and should start in attack alongside Gerardo Moreno, who was also on target last time out.

Levante vs Villarreal Head to Head


Villarreal have a 19-6 advantage with four draws from 29 previous matches against Levante. The visitors have also won four of the last six meetings and claimed a 2-0 victory in the corresponding fixture last season with Samuel Chukwueze getting one of the goals.

Levante vs Villarreal Match Up


Roger Marti and Jose Luis Morales often carry the attacking threat for Levante and will be the ones to watch on Friday. Both men have a good understanding in attack and should combine well to get the better of a shaky Villarreal defence. 

Samuel Chukwueze was on target in this fixture last season and is already off the mark this term. His pace and skill in attack make him a handful for defenders and he is expected to trouble the Levante backline alongside Gerard Moreno.

Villarreal
Villarreal also posses good quality in attack and are set to play their part in a high scoring encounter (Getty Images)

Levante vs Villarreal Key Statistics 


  • Levante have seen over 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 11 matches (La Liga).
  • Levante have lost 5 of their last 7 matches against Villarreal (all competitions).
  • Villarreal have won 6 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Villarreal have failed to keep a clean sheet in 4 of their last 5 matches (La Liga).

Verdict

Levante and Villarreal are excellent going forward but often struggle defensively. They are tipped to produce over 2.5 goals at odds of 1.73 while the visitors are backed to secure the victory at 2.63 having claimed the upper hand in recent meetings.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.73 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Villarreal Win @ 2.63 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Villarreal Win 2-1 @ 10.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Betting Slip | 23 Aug 2019

Levante v Villarreal

Best Bet

Bet 3 Win 5.19
Over 2.5 Goals

Value Bet

Bet 1 Win 2.63
Villarreal Win

Correct Score Tip

Bet 1 Win 10.00
Villarreal Win 2-1
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