Levante vs Valencia
Competition – Spanish Primera
Stadium – Ciutat de Valencia
Date: 12th March 2021
Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT
Levante welcome their city rivals Valencia to the Estadi Ciutat de València this Friday as both teams will battle it out at the second Derbi Valenciano of the season.
The home team who are currently occupying 11th place head into this tie two points ahead of their city rivals who occupy 12th place. This game allows them to pull further clear of Valencia and move closer to Real Betis who are running away with the last European spot available on the table.
However, with just one win from their last eight games (D4, L3), ‘Paco’ López’s side are not in particularly good form heading into this tie. Their shock win against Atletico Madrid looked like it was going to resurrect a floundering season, but the hosts have not kicked on since then.
They will hope that the derby energy will result in an improved performance and result.
Valencia meanwhile are coming into this game off the back of a 2-1 win over Villareal in their last outing. With 30 points on the board, they have the chance to overtake their hosts with a win in this game.
However, their away form does not inspire any confidence for Unai Emery whose side are without a win in their last five games away from home in all competitions. The visitors have taken just one point from the last 15 available away from home and have conceded 12 times while scoring just two goals in that period.
Valencia holds a superior head-to-head record in meetings between both sides as they have won 16 times in their 30 competitive meetings since 1999. In that same period, Levante have won just five times with their last win coming in 2016.
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