Levante and Espanyol meet at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia on matchday 5 of the Segunda División. The head-to-head record at this stadium is in favour of the away team, who have won 1 and drawn 2 of their last 3 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 12-03-2022, in a Primera División match that ended in a 1-1 draw. The goals were scored by D. Gomez (80′ ) for Levante and J. Puado (50′ ) for Espanyol.
After 2 wins and 2 draws, the home team is in 5th place, having picked up 8 points. In their last game, they drew 1-1 at home to Real Oviedo, having won 0-1 away to FC Cartagena in their previous game. In their last 10 home games in all competitions, Levante have won 4, drawn 3 and lost 3. So double chance tips are maybe best predictions for the game
In this competition, they haven’t lost any of their last four games. The team has allowed goals to their opponents in 3 of their last 4 games, so they haven’t been very solid defensively, but their attack has scored with great regularity, having always scored at least one goal in their last 4 games in this competition. In the 15 games they’ve played, they’ve managed to turn the result around in 3 of the 8 games in which they’ve conceded the first goal.
Levante had a good last season but let direct access slip away in the final stretch, finishing 3rd and playing in the playoffs, where they also failed to go up. Despite this, the team kept their top scorer Mohamed Bouldini, but lost other key players in the attacking creative sector such as Joni Montiel and José Campaña. Unbeaten so far and scoring in all four games, they failed to win the last one. Despite this, the team is living up to its expectations for the season, at least, despite the fact that its defence isn’t proving to be so solid. Centre-back Pablo Martínez and winger Iván Romero are injured and will be absent for the match.
The away team are currently in 6th place with 7 points after 3 wins and 1 draw. In their penultimate game, they won 0-1 away to Mirandés. In their last game, they won 3-2 at home against Amorebieta. In their last 10 away games in all competitions, Espanyol have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 5. Their attack has scored with great regularity, scoring at least one goal in their last 4 games in this competition. In 15 games, they’ve only managed 1 comeback in the 8 games in which they conceded the first goal.
Espanyol had a terrible last season in the La Liga elite, being relegated with a few days to spare. For this year, the team has lost its top scorer Joselu, but has kept other key players in the attacking midfield, such as Danish striker Martin Braithwaite. The club has lived up to expectations so far, achieving its third consecutive win on the last matchday, as well as being unbeaten and scoring in every game. It looks like the full squad will be available for the match.