Levante vs Athletico Madrid 05/04/2014 Free Spanish La Liga Soccer Pick and Preview
Levante (10-12-13) Athletico Madrid (28-4-3)
Sunday 4th May 2014 16:00(GMT)
The Line: Levante 16/1Draw 5/1 Athletico Madrid 1/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports; Bein Sport
As the Spanish title race heats up with three games to go Athletico Madrid know that two wins will bring them the title no matter what anyone else does. Diego Simeone cant be praised enough for the job he has done with Athletico, a Premiera League title within their grasp and the Champions League final against cross city rivals Real Madrid to come in May. Its been a dream season. Diego Costa has netted twenty seven times in the league and has eight goals in Europe, the Brazilian born Spanish striker will surely be the focal point for Spain in the World Cup this summer and rightly so as he has been the best "Spanish" striker in the world this year. With Adrian, Koke, Turan, David Silva and the other Diego in the squad its obvious that Athletico have assembled a terrific squad here with a great balance in midfield and pacy wingers to play on the counter and with Courtois, Godin, Luis and miranda there is a solid defence, one of the best in Europe.
Levante have little to play for sitting in mid table and having lost three of their last four home games it is hard to make a case for Levante here. The problem for the Levante side this season has been goals top scorer this season has been Barral with just six league goals. Most of the other goals have come from the midfield with Biop and El Zhar being the other main threats. Austrian international striker Auschitz is missing through injury and this game will be a tough ask for Levante although manager Capparas will hope that his side can continue their good defensive performances at home.
Not a strong play here really but I am taking the unders. Athletico Madrid have only conceded thirteen goals in eighteen away games and Levante have only scored fifteen in their eighteen home games. Add in that Levante have only conceded sixteen in their home games and all the stats point to a low scoring affair. Take the unders here and follow me on twitter@antonpippo