One point separates Levante from Sevilla and with both teams sharing the same goal for this season, this match can be regarded as a do-or-die situation. A six points gap separates them from Malaga and a chance to play in Europa League next season, so the team who loses this match can forsake those ambitions.
Match: Levante vs Sevilla
Bet: Levante 1X
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 1.87
Levante’s European dreams were shattered recently and now the Spanish club can focus completely on Primera Division. They are not in great form and are still looking for the first victory in six games, but at home they still hold one of the best records in the league. The hosts will miss two defensemen and striker El Zhar, as all of them saw a red card in one of the previous two games. Levante will have it more difficult to replace the striker as he was the most prolific one, despite only scoring two goals.
Sevilla has no new injuries and by now they have learned how to deal with the three long term absentees, although playing away from home is still a challenging business. They won just once this season and scored a single goal in the last three games against Levante, so this fixture is worrisome for coach Emery. Another draw won’t help a lot, but one point would still keep the visitors within striking distance from Malaga, while a defeat would compromise their chances.
Levante is not going through its best patch this season, but it remains a solid team at home and faces an opponent that struggles on the road. The bookmakers got it all wrong this time and the odds of 1.87 offered by Pinnacle Sports for Levante not to lose are simply too good to ignore.