Espanyol VS Levante ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Espanyol vs Levante
Espanyol and Levante meet at RCDE Stadium in a match for the 8th round of the Primera División. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has recorded 3 wins and 2 draws in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time they faced at this stadium was on 12-15-2015, in a game for the Copa del Rey, which ended the victory of Espanyol by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by Burgui (15 ‘) and F. Caicedo (52’) for Espanyol and Verza (8 ‘) for Levante.
Espanyol Team News
Espanyol leave for this unmotivated game as a result of Real’s 2-0 defeat at Real Madrid, putting an end to the three straight games without proving the taste of defeat in the competition. Usually coach Quique Flores plays in 4-4-2 privileging the defensive organization and the direct balls for the attack, however, in this game must dominate the ball. Gerard Moreno is the team’s best scorer until this day with 3 goals scored. It seems that the coach can not rely on Gaitan, Pablo Piatti and Adrian Lopez, players recovering from injury.
Espanyol vs Levante Stats
Rio Ave start for this day with a defeat against Angers, 0-1, adding the first snub in the preseason. In this game before his public coach Miguel Cardoso must maintain the usual tactical system, namely the 4-2-3-1, benefiting the possession of the ball and the attacks paused: Tarantini is very competent in the supports offered to his colleagues of team. In all probability the coach can count on all his players.
Levante Team News
The visiting team is currently in 10th place with 9 points, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate game, lost out against Real Betis by (4-0). In the last game, lost at home against Deportivo Alavés by (0-2). In the last 10 away games Levante have won 3, drawn 3 and lost 4. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point as they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 games but their attack has been regular since scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition.
The Levante arrive at this demoralized game fruit of the defeat at home against Alavés, by 0-2, adding the second consecutive snub in this competition. In this out-of-doors meeting, coach Juan Muñiz must opt for a very defensive strategy, looking for most of the time against striker Alex Alegría. However, it is the great highlight of the Levante with 3 goals initialed in the Spanish championship. For this game the coach can not count on Samuel Sanchez, Salvador, Jason and Lerma, all injured.