On Sunday, when Alaves travel to the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia to face 20th-placed Levante, two teams rock bottom of La Liga will clash with kickoff at 8:30 pm.
Levante only managed a point against Real Sociedad last week but lost 6-0 to Real Madrid in midweek.
Los Blancos thoroughly enjoyed their outing against Levante on Thursday, registering 16 shots on target at Dani Cardenas’s goal, scoring six of those attempts with no reply from the visitors at the Bernabeu.
Shipping six goals against the top goalscoring team in Spain this season perhaps comes as no ones surprise, especially considering that Levante has now conceded 73 goals in 36 matches this year.
While Levante could still equal the points tally of the 17th spot, to do so needed to win both remaining games and hope the teams above them lose, Sunday’s hosts would still need a big swing in goal difference as they are currently 12 goals worse off than Cadiz.
Alaves have a better chance of avoiding relegation this season than last year, as they are within touching distance of the safety threshold.
The Basque club was boosted by a 2-1 win against Espanyol last time out, when goals from Miguel de la Fuente and Gonzalo Escalante ensured three points were added to their total La Liga tally so far this year term.
Levante vs Alaves Head to Head
Both sides have 12 games against each other with hosts taking one win while opponents with seven wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Real Madrid 6-0 Levante
- Levante 2-1 Real Sociedad
- Valencia 1-1 Levante
- Levante 2-3 Sevilla
- Granada 1-4 Levante
- Alaves 1-2 Espanyol
- Celta Vigo 4-0 Alaves
- Alaves 2-1 Villarreal
- Mallorca 2-1 Alaves
- Osasuna 1-0 Alaves
Levante Team News
Carlos Clerc, Jorge de Frutos, Roberto Soldado and Shkodran Mustafi will all be unavailable for Levante’s clash with Barcelona. Lisci made three changes to his side in midweek at the Bernabeu, with Martin Caceres, Sergio Postigo, and Gonzalo Melero entering the starting 11. But Levante is expected to recall Ruben Vezo, Oscar Duarte, and Jose Campana this weekend.
Alaves Team News
Alaves full-back Ximo Navarro was shown a straight red card earlier this month and will have to sit out Wednesday’s match when Ruben Duarte comes into the side in Navarro’s absence.
Prediction and Odds
The game may be low-scoring given the sides’ record in the final third, but Levante will be down after a heavy defeat in midweek, which contrasts Alaves.
- Alaves Win
- Goals Under 2.5
- Double Chance: Alaves