Levante vs Athletic Bilbao will take place at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia in Valencia this Friday in the La Liga round 14 with both sides in need to bounce from their last’s match defeat.
Los Levantinos are stuck in the relegation zone with six points at level with Getafe. Paco Lopez was sacked during the October international break due to the poor performance and he was replaced by Javier Pereira.
Javier’s appointment has seen the club jump from an easy on the eye to an effective attacking side. Levante saw a 2-2 draw against the defending champions before they lost back to back against Granada and last time out against Alaves, player on the scoresheet for Levante was De Frutos.
Levante remain winless in the campaign and are desperate to record their first win of the process but a lot will be needed to take Bilbao down on Friday. Levante have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 13 goals during that time.
Bilbao on the other hand have been on high form in the run before their loss last time out against Cadiz. On the back of 1-0 defeat at home to Cadiz, Athletic Bilbao will be aiming to make amends here and having failed to get to the net last time out though they had 70% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
Bilbao aim to move further to the champions league qualifying places and will be after a win here. Bilbao’s defensive side will however need improvement for they have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 5 goals in total.
Levante vs Athletic Bilbao head to head
In the 28 past encounters the Marcelino’s have had 18 victories with 4 draws whereas the hosts have only won 6 times. Levante haven’t won in their last 13 games and have played 6 home matches in a row without winning. Bilbao have lost once in the last six fixtures the loss coming last time out.
- Levante 1-2 Bilbao 04/03/21
- Levante 1-1 Bilbao 26/02/21
- Bilbao 1-1 Levante 11/02/21
- Bilbao 2-0 Levante 18/10/20
- Levante 1-2 Bilbao 12/07/20
- Alaves 2-1 Levante
- Levante 0-3 Granada
- Levante 2-2 Atletico
- Sevilla 5-3 Levante
- Levante 0-0 Getafe
- Bilbao 0-1 Cadiz
- Real Sociedad 1-1 Bilbao
- Espanyol 1-1 Bilbao
- Bilbao 2-1 Villarreal
- Bilbao 1-0 Alaves
Levante team news
Jorge de Frutos, Francisco Son, Roger Marti, and Sergio Postigo will miss out with injuries.
Athletic Bilbao team news
Daniel Vivian, Peru Nolaskoain, and Yuri Berchiche are sidelined with injuries
Prediction and odds
- Bilbao to win
- Goals under 2.5