On Monday, Valencia City Stadium will host Levante in a local derby. This is the 18th round in La Liga. The match will feature the 20th-placed Frogs and 8th-placed Bats.
The Valencians slumped at the end of La Liga after an excellent season and solid results for Levante.
After the Frogs failed to make the new La Liga campaign, the club’s board decided to replace the head coach in October. Javier Pereira was hired to make things right, but he failed to deliver and was fired on 30 November. Alessio Liccios, a 36-year-old Italian manager, is now in charge.
Grants are currently at 20th on the table after 17 rounds. They have eight draws, no wins, and eight points. The team has received 2 points in the last five rounds, including draws against Athletic (0;0) and Osasuna (0:0). The home team lost to Espanyol 3:4 on December 11.
Levante’s Copa del Rey debut was not successful. After a quick victory over Huracan Malilla (8:0), Levante was defeated by Alcoyano (3:4) in the second leg.
Postigo, Mustafi, and Son are all listed on the injury list. Radio is currently in quarantine for the coronavirus.
Valencia is currently in the process of building a new stadium. The team is also rebuilding. Although the team did not qualify for the European competition last season they have the chance to improve their results this season.
Jose Bordalas’ team started well in Copa del Rey. The Orange beat Utrillas (3 to0) in round one and needed extra time to beat an average Alenteiro team in round two.
The Bats had a strong start to the new season. They are now within the top six or the European competition zone. The visitors are currently eighth in the table with 25 points, having won six and drawn seven rounds in 17.
The Valencians beat Celta (2 to 1) and Elche (2 to 1) after three draws. They have conceded more goals than any other top-ten league team, and their defense is not perfect.
Fauquier, Latto, and Gabriel Paulista are all listed on the team’s injured list. Aldrete is currently in quarantine for the coronavirus.
Match-ups between these two sides in the past
Levante beat Valencia in the last match. The final score was 1:0. This match was played on 12 March 2021.
Before that, Valencia had won seven straight matches against Levante with a total record of four wins and three draws. The hosts have been extremely favorable in the 10 previous direct matches. In 10 of the last 10 matches, the hosts won 6 and lost none in 9.
Both teams have scored four goals in the five previous meetings. Three times they scored more than 2.5 goals. Valencia has not been able to maintain their continuity over the last five meetings, while Levante managed to score zero goals in any of their games. Recent matches have seen neither side score, with each team scoring 19 goals in five games.
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