Villarreal 6-8-2, Levante 4-6-5
1/2/21 8 am
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Villarreal is welcoming Levante to Estadio de la Ceramica in round 17 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Villarreal is in great form, and their only loss was in round 3 back in September, until earlier this week when Villarreal played against Sevilla on the road. Villarreal has had 57% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 88% of the correct passes. This was a good game for Villarreal, but Sevilla was just too good defensively, while Villarreal wasn’t. Villarreal has lost this game 2-0. Despite this loss, Villarreal is still one of the best teams in LaLiga, and they are now in 5th place with 26 points, 20 scored goals, and 16 conceded goals. Moreno has scored 8 goals for Villarreal so far this season, while Alcacer added 5 goals and 2 assists. Alberto Moreno, Alacacer, Iborra, Coquelin, and Gaspar are all injured for Villarreal, but there is still enough quality and depth left in this team. Villarreal is doing well so far, and if they can stay consistent, this will be their best season in years, and we might actually see Villarreal in the Champions League next season.
Levante has been playing well in December, and they have won 4 of their 6 games while losing 2, and one game ended in a draw. Levante is now on a 4-game streak without a loss, and they have scored 12 goals while conceding 5 goals. In the LaLiga standings, Levante is in 11th place with 18 points, and at least for now, Levante is safe outside the relegation zone. Levante has been solid on both ends this season, but inconsistent. In their latest LaLiga game against Betis at home, Levante has had 38% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 70% of the correct passes. Thanks to Betis’ terrible defense, Levante was able to score 4 goals until the 55th minute. In the 68th minute, Levante has conceded a red card, and Betis almost got back into the game. Levante has had enough focus until the end of the game, and they have won this match 4-3. Doukoure, Bardhi, Campana, and Postigo are all injured, while Pier is suspended because of the red card. Morales is the leading goalscorer for Levante with 6 goals and 2 assists, while Marti added 5 goals and 2 assists. Levante ended last season far from the relegation zone, and I think it will be the same this season as well, but that’s about it that we can expect from Levante.
The trends are heavily on Villarreal’s side in this matchup, and they are still undefeated at home this season. Levante has been terrible on the road, and they have only 1 win alongside 3 draws and 4 losses. Villarreal hasn’t lost any of their last 10 home games. I think Villarreal is the better team here despite the injuries, and they will look to get back on the winning track in this game.