Valladolid has been stuck in the relegation area for almost 2 months now and unless they stage a comeback soon, they could be playing in Liga Adelante in 2015. This is something that Levante also tries to avoid and for the time being, they are doing a fine job, as they sit in the first half of the standings.
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.16
Levante lost a single Primera Division match this year against Valencia and won three games, each time by a single goal. They will seek a narrow margin victory away at Valladolid tonight, taking advantage of the fact that the visitors are winless this month, while they have no absentees. Injured players set Levante back in the first half of the season but they are finally at full strength and confident in their chances to consolidate their position.
Valladolid showed significant progress this year, but they were pit against top opponents, dropping points against Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. They are one of the worst traveling team and their performance on the road is half of the explanation for why they are stuck in the relegation area. Just like their opponents, they have their best 11 players fit to play and even though Jeffren and Oscar are sidelined, their absence in the midfield will go unnoticed. More important is that Osorio and Guerra will pair up front for the first time in 2014 which will give them more options.
This is a critical match for Valladolid who will be facing tough opponents in March and they will probably throw everything they’ve got at Levante. Don’t expect a wide margin victory for the hosts, but take the odds of 2.16 offered by Pinnacle Sports for Valladolid to collect all three points at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla.