Traditionally a strong defensive team, Levante suffered a complete meltdown in the first game of Primera Division, losing by seven goals to none against Barcelona. They are in for another difficult test, this time at home against Sevilla, the team that won nine of the last 10 games.
Odds: Ladbrokes 2.25
The visitors are fighting a battle on two fronts, as they are trying to secure passage to the Europa League groups while rising to the top of the standings in Primera Division. The European adventure goes according to the plan, but after losing at home to Atletico Madrid they need to recuperate those points. Levante looks like the perfect victim after they were swept away by Barcelona and in order to replicate the reigning champions’ performance, the visitors will field a starting formation featuring two strikers.
Gameiro and Bacca will pair up front, but if things don’t go according to the plan, Rusescu may join them immediately after the break. Sevilla can also rely on some formidable midfielders, with Marin and Rakitic shining brightly in the last Europa league qualifier. As for the hosts, there are very few changes that they can make in their starting formation, but it’s most unlikely that coach Caparros will use a second striker besides David Barral. His main concern is to strengthen the defensive to avoid another humiliating defeat.
Ladbrokes offers great odds for Sevilla to return home with all three points after visiting Levante, but it is hard to believe that odds of 2.25 will last until the kickoff. Punters are advised not to miss out on this opportunity of backing the better team as the odds are likely to drop.