Levante vs. Athletic Bilbao 7/12/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Levante vs. Athletic Bilbao 7/12/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Levante 12-7-16, Athletic Bilbao 12-12-11

7/12/20 11 am

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Levante is hosting Athletic Bilbao at Estadio Camilo Cano in round 36 in Spanish LaLiga.

Levante has been sloppy in their last three games, but they can relax because the pressure is off. Levante is in 12th place in the standings with 43 points, and they will stay in LaLiga next season as well. With 42 scored goals so far, Levante has been solid in the attacking end, while their defense needs work as they conceded 49 goals. In their most recent match against Mallorca on the road, Levante has had 55% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 81% of the correct passes. Despite being a slightly better team in this game, Levante has lost this match 2-0. Roger Marti has is Levante’s top goalscorer with 11 goals, while Mayoral added 7 goals. Jose Campana added 7 assists this season. Lopez and Martinez are both injured, and the season is over for them. Overall, a decent season for Levante, a season in which their only goal was to stay in LaLiga, sure, the appetites grew when Levante was closer to the Europa League, but their main goal was secured 4 games before the end of the season, success. 

Bilbao has lost 2 straight games in LaLiga, and the Europa League is getting further and further away from them. In their latest LaLiga game against Sevilla at home, Bilbao has had only 33% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and low 68% of the correct passes. After leading 1-0 at the half-time, Bilbao was sloppy in the second half, and they conceded 2 goals in 5 minutes, and in the end, Bilbao has lost this match 1-2. Athletic Bilbao is in 10th place in the standings with 48 points, only 39 scored goals, and only 31 conceded goals. Athletic’s defense is one of the best in LaLiga this season, but their offense is their weakest link. Raul Garcia is Bilbao’s top goalscorer with 13 goals and seeing that he is a defensive midfielder, that is not good for Bilbao. Williams has added 6 goals. Alvarez is the only injured player for Athletic Bilbao. Bilbao is only 5 points away from the Europa League, and the schedule in their last three games is on the lighter side where Bilbao should win some points, whether it’s going to be enough, that’s another question. The good news for Bilbao is that neither Sociedad and Valencia who are ahead of them in the standings are playing well as of late, and that should give Bilbao a chance to get to that 6th place.

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Bilbao has the away record of 3-8-6 this season, but they have had some success against Levante on the road. Bilbao is the better team here, and they need this win a lot more than Levante, and for that reason, I will side with Athletic Bilbao on the road.

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