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Levante arrive at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday for the La Liga game with home side Atlético Madrid.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Atlético Madrid v Levante game (plus the best game odds).
Atlético Madrid head into this fixture following a 1-1 La Liga tied result vs Levante.
In that game, Atlético Madrid managed 64% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Atlético Madrid was Marcos Llorente (37'). Levante UD got 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. Enis Bardhi (17') scored for Levante.
Matches involving Atlético Madrid have often been exciting ones lately with high scoring being the norm. Over their past six clashes alone, a total of 22 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 14 of them belonging to Atleti. Such a trend won’t necessarily be continued into this game, however.
Looking at their past form shows that Atlético Madrid:
- are unbeaten in the league by Levante in their last 7 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 22 home league matches. A fantastic home record.
Looking at their form, and Levante have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 6 goals overall. Defensively, Levante could really do with shoring things up.
Ahead of this clash, Levante have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 25/11/2017 tells us that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Levante. They have not been able to come away with any wins whatsoever while Atlético Madrid have just been too good for them, winning in 83 per cent of those matches played.
In all, 17 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 14 for Atleti and 3 being from Levante. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The previous league clash between the two was La Liga match day 2 on 17/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Levante 1-1 Atlético Madrid.
That day, Levante had 36% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Enis Bardhi (17').
Atlético Madrid got 14 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Marcos Llorente (37') scored.
Team News: Atlético Madrid
Thomas Lemar (Corona virus), Héctor Herrera (Corona virus), Moussa Dembélé (Corona virus) and Yannick Carrasco (Foot Injury) are not available for Atlético manager Diego Simeone.
Team News: Levante
Levante manager Paco López has not got a full squad to pick from. Nikola Vukcevic (Lumbago), Gonzalo Melero (Torn Muscle Fibre) and José Campaña (Muscle Injury) are not ready for selection.
We’re of the opinion that Atlético Madrid should stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
However, Levante may well struggle finding the net themselves - but, we do see them scoring here as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a fairly comfortable 3-1 win for Atlético Madrid at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (68,900)
Captain: Jorge Koke
Chairman: Enrique Cerezo
Manager: Diego Simeone
Competitions: La Liga position 1, Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Star Player: Marcos Llorente
Normally playing in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Marcos Llorente was born in Madrid, Spain. After having made a senior debut playing for Real Madrid B in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 7 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 21 appearances.