Levante is plummeting through the standings but they have an eight points cushion that allows them to play each game without fearing relegation. Zaragoza on the other hand is just a point above the dreadful line and all it takes is one false step to sink beneath it once more, with four more games remaining.
Match: Levante vs Zaragoza
Bet: Levante Asian Handicap 0:0
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.11
The visitors have three missing players as Zuculini, Javi and Obradovic are long-term absentees and the recent weeks were not kind to them. This shouldn’t be up major problem for Zaragoza who had to replace as many as seven players in some of the games played back in April. The last two rounds were particularly encouraging for them and the six goals scored over Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano reignited the hope that they might avoid relegation after all.
Levante has no injured players but although coach Juan Ignacio can field the best starting 11, the bookmakers are only regarding them as mild favorites. This can be explained by the string of four consecutive defeats without scoring a goal, but Levante finally ended the slide by drawing away at Mallorca last round. Their had to head record with Zaragoza suggests that the home team wins the overwhelming majority of games, something that should motivate them to earn a rare victory in the second half of Primera Division season.
Zaragoza is in dire need of points but this acts as no guarantee that they are actually going to win away at Levante. Granted the visitors will be the more determined team, the hosts have the better squad and it is worth backing them not to lose, by using the cover of a 0:0 Asian handicap with Pinnacle Sports.