Crucial Game for Both
Levante is trying to avoid relegation. Sevilla is trying to secure a spot in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage. Both need the victory, no matter what it takes. This is a game you don’t want to miss., especially if you’re a soccer betting enthusiast.
If you need more proof, just take a quick look at the odds board. In spite of the 35-point gap between the two, Sevilla’s offering a +110 price. It’s a fact that Ivan Rakitic & Co. aren’t happy with that.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Spain La Liga odds for Levante vs Sevilla. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Levante Recent Success
Winning two of its last five games wouldn’t make a team like Barcelona or Real Madrid proud., however, in Levante’s case, it’s a big deal! Now, Los Granotes are only six points behind Cadiz, the team sitting in seventeenth place. In La Liga, seventeenth place means salvation.
Last Sunday, Levante visited Granada and won 4-1. Playing with 10 players pretty much the entire second half didn’t help the home side. Even so, that was the first time that Los Granotes scored more than three goals in a game (La Liga). You can expect a highly motivated team!
Their other recent victory was against Villarreal, one of the UEFA Champions League semifinalists. Besides winning, Los Granotes finished with a clean sheet. If that wasn’t enough, in between those two victories they put up a good fight against Barcelona. Los Azulgranas won 3-2 thanks to a late goal (92 minutes) from Luuk de Jong.
This should be enough for Levante to be considered a tempting soccer betting underdog, especially at +250. Also, Los Granotes have been considerably better when playing at home, where they own a 3-7-6 record (2-3-11 on the road).
Individually, you can expect great things from Jose Luis Morales. He’s the team’s top scorer with 11 goals. He scored in each of their last three games.
Sevilla Needs to Bounce Back
Last week, Sevilla faced Real Madrid in another crucial game. At halftime, Los Blanquirrojos were up 2-0. Then, Los Merengues picked it up and won 3-2. That result made Sevilla fall to third place. Real Betis, the team sitting in fifth place, is only three points behind.
Los Blanquirrojos won just one of their last five games, however, their defensive unit remains the best in the league after allowing only 25 goals in 32 games. Jules Kounde has become one of the best center-backs in Europe. Rumor has it that he won’t be playing for Sevilla next season.
Offensively, Sevilla has nothing to envy concerning the other powerhouses. Los Blanquirrojos has talent to spare. Munir El Haddadi, Rafa Mir, and Youssef En-Nesyri didn’t start against Real Madrid. El Haddadi and En-Nesyri didn’t play at all.
Their numbers on the road aren’t the best, 5-8-3, however, they deserve to control the betting online odds. After all, we’re talking about a team that reached the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 while also battling with Real Madrid for the domestic title.
You can expect to see Mir back in the starting lineup. Leaving your top scorer (nine goals) on the bench for two games in a row wouldn’t make much sense.
Levante vs Sevilla Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 39
- Levante Victories: 7 (41 goals)
- Sevilla Victories: 22 (79 goals)
- Draws: 10
Their first meeting was a goal-fest that Sevilla ended up winning 5-3. Oliver Torres, Rafa Mir, Diego Carlos, Munir El Haddadi, and Fernando Reges scored for the home side. Jose Morales was the visitors’ Player of the Game after scoring twice.
Sevilla owns a 7-2-1 record in its last 10 meetings with Levante. Los Rojiblancos failed to score only once, and they finished with a clean sheet five times.
Levante vs Sevilla Game Information
- Date: Thursday, April 21
- Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia
- Levante vs Sevilla Live Stream: fuboTV
Levante vs Sevilla Betting Lines
Levante vs Sevilla Prediction
Sevilla’s biggest problem seems to be winning on the road. Los Blanquirrojos have six straight games without doing it. They only lost one of those games, but with all due respect to Levante, Los Blanquirrojos won’t see a better opportunity to break the spell than this. Yes, Los Granotes have been turning things around, but Sevilla remains the better team.
Expect the home side to put up a good fight. Enough to force Sevilla to score more than 1½ goals, which is precisely my soccer pick. As mentioned before, the visitors have offensive talent to spare. Also, no other team allows more goals per game than Levante with 1.9.
Score Prediction: Sevilla 2, Levante 1