Alaves Still Has a Chance
After losing, 6-0, to Real Madrid Thursday, Levante thus became La Liga’s first relegated team. Therefore, Sunday’s game will be like a farewell party. The least Los Granotest can do is win their last match at home.
On the other hand, Deportivo Alaves still has a chance. Los Babazorros need to win and need Cadiz to lose against Real Madrid. Otherwise, they’ll join Levante in La Liga SmartBank. The visitors dominate the soccer lines priced at +125.
Levante: It Was Inevitable
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Levante were a relegated club. Los Granotes had three different head coaches during the season. Plus, no other team has allowed more goals than their 73. That’s 2.02 goals per game.
As was previously mentioned before, they were beaten by Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu, They ended the first half down, 4-0. That’s inexcusable, since Los Blancos were playing for nothing here.
That result left Levante with a goal-differential of -29. Cadiz, sitting in 17th place-six points ahead-own a goal-differential of -17. That’s why Los Granotes have no options. There’s also the fact that the series between the two concluded in a draw.
Four of Levante’s six victories so far were at home. Seven of its 11 draws were also at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia. They defeated Real Sociedad, 2-1. In other words, Los Granotes have been more competitive 0when playing at home, making them a tempting betting online underdog, especially when the price is +195.
Individually, Jose Morales has had a great season, scoring 12 of Levante’s 44 goals thus far, He’s another good reason to consider including Los Granotes in your picks. This will probably be his last match with the team, so he’ll want to say good-bye properly.
Hope Dies Late for Alaves
Wednesday, Deportivo Alaves were 2-1 winners over Espanyol. Los Babazorros went all-in right from the start, finishing with 27 shots in total, nine on target. Miguel Escudero and Gonzalo Escalante were the scorers, What also helped was the fact that in the entire second half, Espanyol played with one less player.
That result left Los Babazorros in 19th place with 31 points, four less than Cadiz. Cadiz will face Real Madrid, so Alaves must go all-in right from the start. They’ve no choice but to win.
Besides Espanyol, Los Babazorros also recently defeated Villarreal, 2-1, and Rayo Vallecano, 1-0. They’re two very good teams. Villarreal reached the UEFA Champions League semifinals, while Rayo defeated Barcelona on the road two weeks ago.
If Levante have Morales, Alaves have Jose Mato, better known as Joselu. He’s the team’s top scorer with 13 goals, including the lone goal when they defeated Rayo.
Forget about Los Babazorros’ road record of 1-3-14. They offer a +125 price in the sportsbook, and it’s worth it
Levante vs Alaves Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 28
- Levante Victories: 6 (26 goals)
- Deportivo Alaves Victories: 17 (48 goals)
- Draws: 5
The first meeting between the two was close, Alaves ended with a 2-1 win. Joselu’s two goals in the last 13 minutes were the difference, Levante had a goal from Jorge de Frutos.
Los Granotes only won one of their last nine encounters with Los Babazorros, going 1-2-6. During that span, Alaves scored in all games, and finished with a clean sheet five times.
Levante vs Alaves Game Information
- Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
- Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia
- Levante vs Alaves Live Stream: fuboTV
Levante vs Alaves Betting Lines
Levante vs Alaves Prediction
There’s nothing on the line for Levante here. However, that also means Los Granotes will play without pressure. Expect them to offer a good fight in this one, at least making Deportivo Alaves suffer somewhat. Figure the total to go way over. Considering what’s on the line for the visitors, expect this to turn into a goal-fest. Take the advice of the odds board and include Alaves in your soccer picks, but with a little twist.
Score Prediction: Deportivo Alaves 3, Levante 2