Levante vs Sevilla PREVIEW & PREDICTION 23/09/2018

For no one is it a secret that the two teams can alternate the domain of the ball, being feasible to neutralize from the initial stage. For this reason and knowing that the “blue” picture is competitive and complicated to overcome in their stadium, we believe that the draw is an interesting result to bet on. Remember that the Andalusians know stop to visit, beyond having lost the derby to Betis. Considering this, we believe that both tables have what it takes to recover from a hypothetical initial disadvantage.


The “blue” box does not go well to this duel after losing 1-0 against Espanyol visit. The team has added 3 matches without winning, being their last victory on the opening date against Betis (0-3). These days, he has 4 points in the general table, product of 1 win, 1 draw and 2 falls. In matters of goals he has scored 6 and yielded 5 on his fence, proving to be an unbalanced set in his actions (competitive in attack but not very solid at the moment of scoring).

As a local, Levante has played two games in this league start, achieving only 1 point out of 6 possible. It comes from losing 1-2 to Celta and equaling 2-2 against Valencia in the zonal derby (advantage 2-1 in the initial stage). For this duel it is expected that the “blue” box will take its precautions, since it will clash with a fit and dynamic opponent when attacking (balance between lines). Of course, its goal is to maintain its offensive effectiveness, just as it did in its first two presentations to its people.


The Andalusians played last Thursday against Standard de Liège for the Europa League (5-1 win after winning 2-1 the initial stage). In the Spanish tournament, they lost 0-2 against Getafe in the Sánchez Pizjuán, adding their second consecutive loss and their third match without winning in the competition. These days, he has 4 points in the table, with 8 of the leader in Barcelona. Its objective is to cut this bad streak and recover the lost confidence in the face of what is coming. Despite this fall in terms of results, it remains a dapper and dynamic set at the time of elaborating and attacking.

As a visitor, Sevilla has played two matches so far, adding 3 units in total. He came from scoring 1-4 against Rayo Vallecano and losing 1-0 to the Andalusian classic against Betis. For this exit it is expected that the boys of Pablo Machín risk at times, trying to take advantage of their highest individual quality to score and win. Of course, the main goal of the squad is to take advantage of the chances they have and improve their effectiveness in the face of the goal. It is enough to know that he had many and that he did not take advantage of them to corroborate this affirmation.

In the last 5 and a half years, Levante and Sevilla have met 5 times at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium. These were the results of those matches: Victory 1-0 of Levante in March 2013, draw 0-0 in August 2013, victory 1-2 of Seville in April 2015, equality 1-1 in September 2015 and victory 2 -1 Levante in April 2018. Apparently, every time both teams collide, there are always goals in between. At least this pattern has occurred in his last 3 direct duels.


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