Levante vs Villarreal Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
In the first Monday’s duel of Round 1 Levante will take on Villarreal. The Yellow Submarine will face the newcomers at Estadi Ciutat de València, where both sides will be hoping to kick off a new season with three points.
Levante won La Liga 2 with the magnificent 14-point lead and justifiably earned the spot among the Spanish elite. In the 2017/18 campaign, their goal will be to secure another season in top flight and later build on it. Levante decided to stay in Spain during their preseason, so they met Spanish sides exclusively. Back in July, they faced their opponents but sadly they were beaten with 3-1. We can expect a cautious approach from Levante, especially in the first few outings in the top division. Each point will be huge for Levante and taking into an account that matches in Segunda are mostly low-scoring affairs Levante might struggle in the first few rounds until they adapt.
Villarreal’s ambitions for the upcoming season are similar to the last season. Grabbing a spot between Atletico Madrid and Sevilla would be a perfect season for the Yellow Submarine, but the competition for the top will be huge this season, especially from fifth to the second position. Villarreal signed Carlos Bacca from AC Milan which is certainly their most important acquisition this season. They will most likely stick to their 4-4-2, so Bacca and most likely Soldado or Bakambu will be the biggest threat for Villarreal’s opponents.
It is worth mentioning that in the last 9 outings between the two sides both teams to score lost each time. Villarreal grabbed four victories in the last five matches with Leganes winning only once. Traditionally, one goal could easily decide the outcome of this match, and that’s what Leganes will be hoping for.
Levante don't have lots of missing players for the match against Villarreal. Roger Martí is injured, while Rober Pier is suspended and both of them can't play on the match. Enis Bardhi and Pedro López are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Villarreal have more missing players for the match against Levante. Adrián Marín, Sergio Asenjo, Mario Gaspar, Bruno Soriano and Denis Cheryshev are all injured and they will not play for sure. Cédric Bakambu and Samu Castillejo are suspended and they also can't help their team on the match against Levante. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Levante: Fernandez; Tono, Chema, Postigo, Lopez; Lerma, Campana; Morales, Bardhi, Jason; Alegria
Villarreal: Fernandez; Rukavina, Semedo, Ruiz, Costa; Fornals, Trigueros, Rodri, Soriano; Sansone, Unal
Levante vs Villarreal Prediction
We expect one very tough football match Levante vs Villarreal. Both sides are highly motivated for this game and it will be a true football fight for the points. Maybe Villarreal have better team, but for this match they missed several key players and they will have a truly hard job against Levante. The Yellow Submarine have very good records in past meetings with Levante and have won in eight of the last nine previous meetings. Last season Levante have played brilliant football in La Liga 2 and we will enjoy in good football on Monday night.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Levante vs Villarreal Prediction: Draw. We expect match without a winner, but expect to see scoring. Our risky bet for the match is bet on Correct Score 1-1. Also you can try with higher odd 1/X. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.