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Villarreal vs Levante Prediction & Betting tips
On Saturday evening, Villarreal will be visited by the low flyer Levante in Ceramica. Both teams are currently facing problems at the forefront.
With a fifth place, only a point away from number four Real Madrid, Villarreal knows how to realize the high expectations again this season. Still, it did not go smoothly in the first half of the season for El Submarino Amarillo. Under the former coach Fran Escriba, the yellow shirts had a lousy competitive start. However, since the time when former youth coach Javi Calleja was put in front of the group, the team suddenly started running, with the excellent 0-1 victory of last week at Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu as one of the highlights.
Calleja puts down a good job in the Ceramica, especially because his team has been plagued by injuries throughout the season. For example, in the first half of the season, captain Bruno Soriano was unable to play for one minute, although this has accelerated the development of super talent Rodri. He grew up with Pablo Fornals and Cedric Bakambu as one of the pillars of Villarreal, although the latter has now been sold for a lot of money to the Chinese Beijing Guoan. In terms of goals, Villarreal is therefore mainly dependent on Carlos Bacca in the second half of the season, but the Colombian is suspended on Saturday-evening. Calleja therefore has no choice but to appeal to the young attack pair Enes Ünal and Dani Raba, although purchase Roger Martinez may also be an option. In any case, the attacker is looking forward to it, because he even finished a training session on his day off.
With eighteen points and a sixteenth place, however, PhD student Levante is still on the right side of the relegation streak, but with only one victory in the last fourteen rounds of play, he is in heavy weather. Last weekend Celta de Vigo also proved to be too strong for Los Granotas. Deep striker Emmanuel Boateng had the equalizer on his shoe, but the Ghanaian saw his effort being turned by Celta closing station Ruben Blanco. Together with captain Jose Luis Morales, he called on the fans to stay calm and continue to support the team in these dark times.
The main problem of Levante is the failing vanguard. Of all the deep strikers, only Enes Ünal was able to score in the first half of the season. The mercenary, however, already returned to his mother club Villarreal and is facing his old teammates on Saturday night. The other strikers did not score any of them. The goal counter of Boateng is still zero, as is that of Nano Mesa. Also Alex Alegria did not let it bulge, although he has been in the rag basket for some time now. So almost all hope is based on Roger Marti, the club top scorer of last year. The attacker came in action for injuries for less than a minute this season, but has now finally recovered. Of course he still lacks a match rhythm, so it seems that the lack of scoring ability has not yet been resolved.
Villarreal vs Levante head to head matches
21.08.17 LL Levante Villarreal 1 : 0
30.07.17 CF Villarreal Levante 3 : 1
28.02.16 LL Villarreal Levante 3 : 0
04.10.15 LL Levante Villarreal 1 : 0
06.08.15 CF Levante Villarreal 0 : 2