The La Liga action continues on Friday evening as Valencia and Levante play in their first fixtures since the league has resumed. There will be pressure on the home side to get the three points that they need, as they still face a fight to finish in the Europa League places.
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Valencia will get their season back up and running at the Mestalla on Friday night as they welcome Levante to town. All the pressure will be on the home side, as they look to consolidate their place in the Europa League spots. They currently have a four-point advantage over Villarreal and Granada, but they can’t give either of those sides any confidence as a defeat for Valencia would open the door. Before the break, Valencia had lost two of their previous six games. During that run of form, they have won just twice. Their last outing in La Liga was a 1-1 draw against Alaves. However, Valencia did win their last outing at home, as they beat Real Betis 2-1. Defensively they will need to improve over the final eleven games, as they have conceded 39 goals this season, which is the most out of all the sides in the top half of the standings.
Levante are set for a mid-table finish. There is nothing left to play for them except pride. They are eight points clear of the relegation places and nine points away from the European spots. They will be happy with their performances this season as survival would have been their main goal. Their results over the previous six games highlights why they are mid-table, as they have won twice, lost three times and drawn once. That draw was only their third of the season and came against Granada. They may fancy their chances of causing an upset in this fixture.
Valencia vs Levante Head To Head
Valencia has the advantage over the two sides as they have won on 12 occasions in the past. Levante have won five times, and there have been six draws. Valencia average two goals per match, while Levante averages just one goal per game against their opponents this weekend. Valencia haven’t lost to Levante since 2016, and they won the match earlier in the season 4-2.
Valencia vs Levante Prediction
Valencia concede an awful lot of goals, but they are improving the deeper into the season we get. They are focused on finishing in the Europa League spots, and that will be highlighted on Friday as they secure a third straight victory over Levante.
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