An injury struck and relegation bound Levante face a mammoth task when they sit at home to Sevilla for the La Liga clash on Friday evening.
Despite missing 6 players through injuries and suspensions, Levante managed to pick up a surprise 3-1 away win at Bilbao last weekend. This summarize the memorable turnaround by the team since March and the credit goes to head-coach Paco Lopez who guided the team to 5 wins and a draw from 7 matches since taking over from Juan Muniz.
Still they are only just outside the relegation zone and may need 4 points from the remaining 4 games to avoid the danger. Or with 1 point if Deportivo La Coruna lose 1 of their next 4 games.
Sevilla are under a serious trouble at the moment and their morale is shattered with the 5-0 defeat to Barcelona on midweek Copa del Rey final. The team haven’t won competitive games since the historic 2-1 win at Old Trafford and their current win-less streak stand at 8 games – 4 draws and 4 losses.
To make things worse, Sevilla are known as underperformers on the road and they are currently on a three match win-less run. They were at the relegation bound Deportivo last weekend and were lucky to get out with a goal-less draw, which would have made three road defeats on the trot.
With wins hard to come by, Sevilla are in danger of dropping out of the Europa League play-off zone. They are 7th on the log, the last of European qualification spot. But the likes of Getafe, Girona and Celta Vigo have them at a three points distance. So, this is a game they cannot afford to lose.
Levante vs Sevilla: Head-to-head
Sevilla are unbeaten in the last five matches against Levante, 2 wins and 3 draws.
Earlier this season, the teams settled for a goal-less draw at the Sanchez Pizjuan.
The five previous games saw both teams scoring.
But only 3 of the last 11 produced more than 3 goals.
Levante are win-less in the last three home games against Sevilla, but this is not bad though, since 2 of them are draws. They won 2 games prior to that and the cumulative h2h from last 5 home games is a decent 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
Levante vs Sevilla: Predictions
We all know that there is enough quality in Sevilla camp to see through a side like Levante. But at the moment, they are low on confidence and the morale is shattered with the heavy defeat to Barcelona on the midweek.
For me, it is Levante who are playing like a team at the moment. And they have been such a revelation under the tutelage of Paco Lopez and are currently on a three match winning run at home. I don’t see them losing it against Sevilla on Friday.