Athletic Bilbao vs Levante Prediction: La Liga Match on 07.03.2022
Athletic Bilbao are in La Liga action on Monday night, as they host Levante. Both sides will be desperate for the points, but have different goals for the season. The visitors will be looking to continue their resurgence, as they hope to get out of the bottom three in the Spanish top-flight.
La Liga preview
Athletic Bilbao’s hopes of finishing in a European place this season have taken a hit over recent weeks, as their poor form has allowed their rivals to open up a seven-point advantage. They will need to turn around their recent form this week to stand any chance of Europa League qualification this term.
Bilbao’s best chance could be finishing in a Europa Conference League spot, but they are currently five points behind Villarreal in that battle. The hosts this week have lost two of their previous three games in La Liga. Their most recent defeat was suffered last weekend, as they were thumped 4-0 by a resurgent Barcelona. The Catalonian giants bossed proceedings throughout that fixture, and could have easily won by more.
Levante will come into this fixture with newfound confidence, as they have registered two wins in their previous three games. Before the first win in that sequence, Levante had won just once in their previous 23 league fixtures this season. However, recent form means that their survival hopes are alive and kicking coming into this testing fixture on the road.
It has been an excellent run for the bottom-placed side in La Liga, as they have recorded victories over Atletico Madrid and Elche. The latter was their most recent success, which was also their biggest win of the season so far. Jose Luis Morales, Jorge de Frutos and Gonzalo Melero scored in the 3-0 win.
Athletic Bilbao vs Levante Head to Head
The last two meetings between these sides have ended in draws. The most recent of those was a 0-0 stalemate earlier in the season. However, Levante have gone six without a victory against Bilbao, with their latest win coming back in December 2018. Bilbao won their last home fixture against Levante 2-0.
Athletic Bilbao vs Levante Prediction
This is a big game for both Spanish clubs on Monday. The hosts have the quality to get the points, but the visitors have the momentum. We could see an entertaining game playing out, but the slight preference is for the draw.
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