Marcelino’s men are in need of a good result to act as a pick-me-up, ahead of our Valencia CF vs Levante preview and soccer odds, with their recent form in La Liga certainly not living up to the reputation that they built for themselves in the tail end of 2017.
Valencia have had the Copa del Rey to focus on, as well as a visit from Real Madrid and copious injuries, but this game is a chance for them to get back to focusing on the league and finishing in the European places. For their local rivals Levante, staving off relegation is the aim.
Our Valencia CF vs Levante predictions back the hosts to take the city’s bragging rights on the weekend, although their poor recent defensive record in the Spanish top flight means that there should be some entertainment on the cards too in our La Liga tips.
Recently, the likes of Jeison Murillo, Ezequiel Garay, Goncalo Guedes, Carlos Soler, and Andreas Pereira have had injury problems, while defenders Ruben Vezo and Gabriel Paulista have had disciplinary issues. After a hectic schedule with cup fixtures involved, Marcelino shouldn’t have his resources stretched so thin anymore.
Valencia have lost just twice at Mestalla this season in La Liga, with Villarreal and Real Madrid the only two teams to take three points home with them. Even league leaders Barcelona could only manage a 1-1 draw there before the turn of the year. The home fans are expectant and have seen good performances this season at their own ground, and for a local derby, this should be the case too.
William Hill offer the best odds on the home side taking the spoils from the game but also conceding. Valencia have let in goals in their last five consecutive league matches at Mestalla, with their injuries in defence meaning that it has been tough to name a consistent back four over the last month or so.
Levante should be able to take advantage of that and have signed up some more offensive options to try and aid their cause. On deadline day in the transfer window, Muniz’s side signed Ruben Rochina, Giampaolo Pazzini, and Sadiku in the attempt to try and score some more goals to fire them away from the relegation zone.
Our Valencia CF vs Levante bets back this to be a fairly comfortable victory for the hosts, who have competed fairly well in every game that they have been involved in this campaign. Levante have won just one game on the road in La Liga so far this season, and that points towards Los Che being able to take full advantage of playing at Mestalla this weekend.
Winner offers the best odds on the hosts winning by a clear two-goal margin, which appears to be well within their powers. Barcelona notched a 3-0 win against Levante at Camp Nou, with Villarreal also taking three points from Muniz’s men in January as well. In such a passionate affair, Marcelino’s men should be motivated to do some real damage.
Our Valencia CF vs Levante betting tips suggest the home side will get back to winning ways in convincing fashion at home, after a difficult month or so due to injuries and fixture congestion. Levante are in a desperate need of a result, but they will likely have to wait at least another week.