San Mames Barria will be the venue this Monday as Athletic Club host Levante in the 34th round fixture of this season’s La Liga competition. The exciting match is scheduled to begin at 8:00 pm GMT.
The home side are placed at 14th position in the league table managing 40 points from 33 league fixtures. Athletic Club have registered 9 wins and 11 defeats in the season campaign so far. Meanwhile, the hosts are eyeing a top 10 finish with just 5 matches left to play in the league season.
Jose Ziganda’s men managed a terrific 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the last mid-week’s away fixture. Athletic managed a lead against Los Blancos with a 14th minute strike from Inaki Williams. However, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a comeback goal for his club at the end stage of the game which ended a thrilling contest all square. Coming with the hard-fought draw, the home side will look solid in the clash against Monday’s visitors.
On the other hand, Levante are looking in good form in the last 6 games as they have registered 4 wins from those matches alongside a single defeat. The resounding league momentum has kept the visitors 6 points clear of the relegation zone. Levante toppled bottom-placed Malaga by 1-0 score-line in their last home outing.
Paco Lopez’s troops are placed at 17th position in the league table with 34 points from 33 league matches. With 4 wins coming in their last 6 matches, Levante have a season tally of 7 wins and 13 defeats. Meanwhile, the visitors have dropped two valuable points in 13 occasions. Considering their recently found resilience, Levante look favorites ahead of the away clash.
The home side will come into this game without the service of their prolific striker Aritz Aduriz, who is out of action following a latest abdominal injury.
Similarly, defender Xabier Etxeita will also miss the home fixture due to the knee injury.
Furthermore, striker Kike Sola is still recovering from his early-April’s hamstring injury.
Meanwhile, the visitors have a long list of absentees ahead of Monday’s away clash. Defender duo of Tono (hip injury) and Erick Cabaco (sprained knee injury) remained sidelined for the away match.
Similarly, midfielder Cheick Doukoure is still out of action due to last month’s sprained knee injury.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Raul Fernandez is still ruled out of the action for the visitors due to the long-sustained hip injury.
Besides, striker Ruben Rochina will miss Monday’s clash following a suspension.
Athletic Club vs Levante Prediction
The reverse fixture between these two clubs ended in a 2-1 away victory for Athletic Club. However, with Levante going through a resounding momentum, the visitors look solid to get their revenge over the hosts. With competitive football in display, we predict a 1-0 hard-fought victory for away side.
Athletic Club vs Levante Betting Tips
For the football fans who are thinking about betting on Athletic Club vs Levante, the chances of earning is high if you place the bet on Levante. In bet365, the odd for Levante winning the game is 9/2, and for Athletic Club it is 4/6. Meanwhile, if you wish to bet on draw, the odd is 11/4.
Meanwhile, if you are willing to place a bet on a single player to score, you can go for Levante’s Emmanuel Boateng. The talented striker has been in score-sheet for two occasions in last 3 league fixtures and is looking good to score in Monday’s away game.