2019-20 Spanish Primera – Valencia vs Levante Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Valencia vs Levante kick off? Friday 12th June, 2020 – 21:00 (UK)

Where is Valencia vs Levante being played? Estadio de Mestalla

Where can I get tickets for Valencia vs Levante? No tickets are available as these matches are being played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Valencia vs Levante on in the UK? This match will be televised live on LaLigaTV (Sky channel 435, Virgin channel 554) for those with a Premier Sport subscription

Where can I stream Valencia vs Levante in the UK? Premier Sport subscribers in the UK can stream the match live via a Premier Player subscription

bet365 customers may be able to stream this match live via their website and you can check their schedule here

THE TEAM NEWS

VALENCIA

  • Valencia return to action desperate to make a fast start and push on towards the Champions League places as they sit just four points behind Real Sociedad in fourth place and they come up against Levante in a local derby.
  • They have an injury doubt over central defender Gabriel who will be given as long as possible to recover from his slight knock otherwise Mangala will be brought into central defence.
  • Maxi Gomez is fit again after various injury problems and he should be able to start alongside Rodrigo in attack although he is expected to split minutes with French forward Kevin Gameiro.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Cillessen; Wass, Diakhaby, Gabriel, Gaya; Ferran Torres, Dani Parejo, Coquelin, Goncalo Guedes; Rodrigo, Maxi Gomez

Unavailable: Piccini (Injured), Garay (Injured), Kondogbia (Suspended)

Doubtful: Gabriel (Injured), Maxi Gomez (Injured)

LEVANTE

  • Levante return to action sitting eight points above the relegation zone and they will be motivated to keep picking up points to avoid being dragged in as well as getting a result against their local rivals.
  • They will know they need to improve their away form if they are to get anything out of this match having lost a league-high 11 games on the road which shows the extent of their task coming into his game.
  • From the last match where they drew with Granada, they welcome back Sergio Postigo from suspension so the central defender could well come back into the eleven at the expense of Bruno.

Predicted line-up (4-4-1-1): Aitor Fernandez; Miramon, Ruben Vezo, Postigo, Tono; Campana, Vukcevic, Radoja, Bardhi; Morales; Roger Marti

Unavailable: Ivan Lopez (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE KEY STATS

  • Valencia are unbeaten in their last 15 home league matches
  • Valencia have won only 1 of their last 8 competitive home matches
  • Valencia have scored at least 1 goal in each of their last 15 home league matches
  • Valencia have been winning at half-time in only 1 of their last 9 home league matches
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Valencia’s last 8 matches in all competitions
  • Valencia have conceded 2 or more goals in 6 of their last 8 matches in all competitions
  • Levante have lost each of their last 5 away league matches
  • Levante have been losing at both half-time and full-time in 4 of their last 5 away league matches
  • Levante have conceded at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 away league matches
  • Both teams have scored in each of the last 5 La Liga meetings between Valencia and Levante

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THE PREDICTION

Valencia are one team that will likely benefit from the break having had a busy schedule due to their Champions League commitments and a whole host of injuries. They have had a chance to regroup on what has been a reasonable season so far and they can push for a top four place. They will strongly fancy their chances against their local rivals and with Levante abysmal on their travels, expect a comfortable home win here.

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