Valladolid vs. Levante 7/1/20 La Liga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Levante (12-5-15) at Valladolid (7-14-11)
La Liga Soccer: Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 3:45 PM (Estadio Jose Zorrilla)
The Line: Valladolid +135 / Draw +220 / Levante +210 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Real Valladolid and Levante duke it out in La Liga soccer action from the Estadio Jose Zorrilla on Wednesday afternoon.
Real Valladolid come into this game hoping to find some form after sitting in 14th with a record of 7 wins, 14 draws and 11 losses on 35 points after a 1-1 tie with Sevilla in their last match. In the draw with Sevilla, Kiko gave Valladolid the lead after 25 minutes, and the lead would hold until Sevilla equalized in the 55th, that was until VAR overturned the goal due to offside in the leadup to the goal. Sevilla would grab their equalizer in the 83rd minute from the penalty spot, and there just wasn’t enough time for Valladolid to grab a shock equalizer late, so the points were shared at the full time whistle. Enes Unal and Sergi Guardiola lead Valladolid in scoring with 6 goals apiece while Jordi Masip is Valladolid’s top goaltender, conceding one goal per 90 minutes with 9 clean sheets in 31 league appearances this season.
Levante on the other hand, sit in 12th on 41 points tied with Osasuna with a record of 12 wins, 5 draws and 15 losses following a 4-2 win over Real Betis last time out. In the win over Betis, Borja Mayoral gave Levante the lead in the 21st minute and Enis Bardhi would double Levante’s advantage in the 35th minute. Jose Morales pushed Levante’s lead to 3-0 five minutes after the half and Ruben Rochina made it 4-0 right before the hour mark. Betis got on the board in the 70th minute and added a second goal in the 87th, but it was too little too late as Levante held on for the win. Roger Marti leads Levante in scoring with 11 goals while Mayoral is 2nd with 7 goals and Jose Campana has a team-high 6 assists this season. Altor Fernandez leads Levante in goal, conceding 1.44 goals per 90 minutes with 4 clean sheets in 32 league appearances this season.
The draw looks tempting on paper as Valladolid’s been one of the worst home teams in La Liga, picking up points in 12 of 15 home matches, but 9 of those games were draws, meaning 18 points were left on the table and Valladolid only has 18 points to show for all of their home fixtures this year. Not to mention the draw has been common in Valladolid’s recent form. However, Levante’s been decent since the restart with a couple of draws and a couple of wins and the one loss was a hard fought loss to Atletico Madrid. Real Sociedad and the teams ahead of Levante are scuffling right now while a Europa League spot is up for grabs with six games to go, and I think this is a prime spot for Levante to steal a win and three points. I’ll take Levante for the win on the ML here.