Levante vs. Atletico Madrid 6/23/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Levante vs. Atletico Madrid 6/23/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-23 13:30:00 EDT

Levante is welcoming Atletico Madrid to Estadio Camilo Cano in round 31 of Spanish LaLiga.

Levante is playing surprisingly well since the restart and they haven’t lost any of their last three games. During that stretch, Levante has conceded 3 goals, one in each game, while scoring 5 goals. With 38 points, 37 scored goals, and 43 conceded goals, Levante is in 11th place in the standings, far outside the relegation zone. In their last LaLiga match against Espanyol on the road, Levante was the better team with 54% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 80% of the correct passes. This was an excellent performance by Levante in a game in which they won 1-3. Roger Marti has scored 11 goals for Levante, while Mayoral added 6 goals. Jose Campana assisted for 6 goals this season. Ivan Lopez is the only injured player for Levante, and he will not be playing in this match. Levante is having a great season, especially at home where they scored 20 goals in 14 games and won 25 points. The Europa League is out of Levante’s reach, but a place this high in the standings must be satisfying for Levante.

Atletico Madrid hasn’t lost a game since early February, and what is more impressive for Atletico is that they scored 7 goals in their last three games since the restart of the season, while conceding only 1 goal. While playing in this good form, Atletico has quickly climbed the standings and they are now in 3rd place with 52 points, 38 scored goals, and 22 conceded goals. Morata is still the leading goal scorer for Atletico with 9 goals, while Felix added 6 goals. Vrsaljko is still injured, while Felipe is questionable. In their last LaLiga game against Valladolid at home, Atletico was dominant with 61% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, and 85% of the correct passes, but Atletico couldn’t finish their chances and we waited until 81st minute to see the first, and the only goal in this game. Atletico Madrid has won this game 1-0. Atletico is behind Barcelona and Real Madrid by a big 13 points and the race for the title has been over for them for a while now, but the race for the Champions League is still tight and we have 5 teams competing for one of the two remaining spots for the Champions League. Atletico has plenty of talent on both ends, but being an overly offensive team isn’t their style, because coach Simeone isn’t that type of a coach, and in my opinion, that is what is holding Atletico back.

Levante has had plenty of success against Atletico at home, and both teams are playing in a good form. Atletico’s away record this season is 4-8-3, while Levante is 7-4-3 at home. This is a hard one, and it could go either way, but I will give it a shot at a draw.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Draw +275

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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