Sports Innovation previews the La Liga match between Athletic Bilbao and Levante and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Although entering the match as outsiders, Levante will be keen on keeping their recent momentum in La Liga going. While in for a tough assignment at the San Mames, their current form offers hope of coming away with a point.
Ranked 8th in the La Liga table, Athletic Bilbao have collected 37 points from 26 games and sit 19 points above their 20th-placed opponents.
Marcelino’s men step into their next home match on Monday having scored a nice average of 1.6 goals in 10 La Liga matches. They managed a total of 16 goals, while also allowing 14 goals against them. That is an average of 1.4 goals conceded per match. They were able to hang on to a clean sheet 3 times in those matches.
Levante travel to their next La Liga match, averaging a lowly 1.5 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 15 goals, while also conceding 23 goals. That amounts to an average of 2.3 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times.
Facts and figures for Athletic Bilbao vs Levante in La Liga.
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost the last 5 home matches in a row
- Athletic Bilbao have scored in 7 of the last 8 home matches
- Athletic Bilbao have won 4 of the last 5 home matches
- Levante have not won 13 of the last 15 away matches
- Levante have conceded in 16 of the last 18 away matches
- Athletic Bilbao have won 11 of the last 13 home matches versus Levante
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 13 of the last 15 matches versus Levante
- Athletic Bilbao have scored in 12 of the last 13 home matches versus Levante
- In the last 5 Athletic Bilbao matches versus Levante the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 19 of the last 21 Athletic Bilbao matches versus Levante the sum of goals was over 1.5
Current form — Athletic Bilbao vs Levante
Hosts continue to look blunt
Athletic Bilbao have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it opened with a 4-0 victory against Real Sociedad. Unable to follow that up, they went down 4-0 against Barcelona, before handing over all 3 points in a 1-0 defeat against Valencia.
Visitors hoping for fresh start
Levante look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, they first beat Atletico Madrid by 0-1 before drawing 1-1 with Celta Vigo. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Elche by a 3-0 scoreline.
How do the bookies view it?
The bookmakers naturally have prices available on the upcoming encounter. Betting on Levante will get you odds 7.00, meaning the bookies predict they have an outside chance of beating Athletic Bilbao. You can get a price of 1.60, should you wish to add the home side to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.
Athletic Bilbao vs Levante – Fixture History
The last time Athletic Bilbao played Levante at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, the game finished with a 0-0 scoreline.
Over 2.5 goals came out 7 times in the last 10 encounters between these two teams. Athletic Bilbao managed an average of 1.5 goals, while Levante averaged 1.4 goals in these. Both teams to score was a winning bet 7 times in this run of matches.
Current table in the La Liga
Primary goal getter
Ahead of their latest La Liga match, both Athletic Bilbao and Levante will be looking for their main strikers. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.