Two of the teams that are still fighting for places in the top half of the La Liga standings clash this weekend, as Villarreal will be looking to move back into the Europa League places with a win against Levante.
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Villarreal’s chances of finishing in a Champions League place by finishing in the top four of the standings in La Liga are already over, as they are 15 points behind Sevilla. However, they could still be playing Champions League football next season if they are successful in winning the Europa League this term. The Spanish side eased through to the semi-finals this past week, as they saw off Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 on aggregate. Unai Emery will be set for a showdown with his former side in the next round, as Villarreal will be coming up against Arsenal in a couple of weeks time. Their attention this weekend switches back to domestic action, as they need three points to go back into the Europa League spots. Real Betis are currently a point ahead of Villarreal. The visitors this weekend will be looking to bounce back from defeat last time out against Osasuna. However, their recent away form has been great, as they have won their last two away from home.
Levante will also be looking to end the season as strongly as possible, as they will be targeting a finish in the top half of the standings. Victory this weekend could lift them up a place into eighth, while defeat could see them end the weekend as low as eleventh. Levante have struggled over their previous six fixtures, as they have lost three and have picked up just two victories. Levante won last time out, as Jorge de Frutos scored the only goal in a 1-0 win against Eibar.
Levante vs Villarreal Head To Head
Levante have a poor recent record against Villarreal, as they have recorded just one win in the previous six. Villarreal have won five of the previous six, while there has been one draw. However, Levante have scored at least a goal in five of the last six meetings.
Levante vs Villarreal Prediction
This may not be the worst time to face Villarreal, as they will come into the game having played in the Europa League on Thursday evening. Levante were solid in their last game, and we could see them claiming a point in this fixture at the weekend.
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