Not winning at home against Zenit has set Levante back in Europa League, but a more pressing matter is winning the Primera Division fixture against Getafe. They face a depleted opponent while missing only two players of their own, so the hosts have plenty of reasons to be confident in their chances to triumph.
Match: Levante vs Getafe
Odds: Betfair 2.34
Levante is hardly in good form after drawing two consecutive games and losing at home to Osasuna, but the team has the resources to rebound. Making a last minute run for another European Cup berth is not going to be easy, especially now when the better placed opponent have widened the gap. Nevertheless, the hosts are going to stick to the plan and field a 4-5-1 starting formation with Martins upfront, as he is the leading goal scorer.
The Nigerian player enjoys plenty of support from midfielders, with young Barkero, Garcia and Iborra frequently emerging from the midfield. In the opposite half, we’ve got a team that has accomplished formidable results despite having no less than seven players injured or suspended. Borja and Pedro Leon further aggravated their struggles after receiving a red card and all these absentees are bound to have a catastrophic effect in the defense. Colunga will be the only striker this afternoon, with Alvaro the most likely substitute if the young forward fails to score in the first half.
Levante will not have an easy task at home but with the odds well above evens it is worth taking a leap of faith with the hosts. Top odds of 2.34 are offered by Betfair, but punters should be advised that as the kick off draws near, these odds are probably going to fall.