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Elche CF are the guests at Estadio Ciutat de Valencia on Saturday for the La Liga showdown with hosts Levante.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Levante v Elche CF are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Levante enter this game following on from a 1-1 La Liga drawn match against Alaves.
In that game, Levante had 71% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Levante was José Luis Morales (51'). Alaves got 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. Lucas Pérez (4') scored for Alaves.
It has not been often in recent times that Levante have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Levante have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals on the way. That pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, of course.
Their prior results show that Levante:
- haven't lost in the league to Elche CF in their previous 3 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
In their last game, Elche CF drew 1-1 in the La Liga tie with Celta Vigo.
In that game, Elche CF had 51% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Elche CF was Fidel (4'). Celta de Vigo got 14 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Santi Mina (41') was the scorer for Celta Vigo.
Jorge Almiron's Elche CF have converted 7 times throughout their previous sextet of matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during that period adds up to 5.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 13/12/2013 shows us that Levante have won 3 of these games & Elche CF 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A combined sum of 10 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 6 of them from Levante and 4 belonging to Los Franjiverdes. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The previous league encounter between the two was La Liga 2 match day 28 on 05/03/2017 when it finished Levante 2-1 Elche CF.
The referee was Francisco Arias López.
Team News: Levante
Enis Bardhi (Muscle Injury), Nikola Vukcevic (Tear in the abductor muscle), Jorge Miramón (Muscle Injury) and Cheick Doukouré (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be available for Levante gaffer Paco López.
Team News: Elche CF
Due to a completely healthy squad to choose from, Elche CF boss Jorge Almiron has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this match.
In our view, Elche CF have the ability to find the back of the net against this Levante outfit, however it possibly won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We can see a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Levante by the conclusion of the game. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Ciutat de Valencia (26,354)
Captain: José Luis Morales
Chairman: Francisco Catalán
Manager: Paco López
Competitions: La Liga position 18
🔑 Key Player: José Luis Morales
Regularly deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, José Luis Morales was born in Madrid, Spain. After having played his first senior match for Eibar in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Midfielder has accumulated 4 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 8 appearances.