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Levante vs Sevilla - Match Preview

26 Apr 2018 Ed Mackey SPAIN: LaLiga
SPAIN: LaLiga

Levante UD

  • D
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W

vs

Kick-off
19:00 GMT
27 April 2018

Sevilla FC

  • L
  • D
  • D
  • D
  • L

Kick-off
19:00 GMT 27 April 2018

The 2017/18 La Liga is drawing to a close and with most teams knowing their fate for next term, there is a lack of excitement surrounding the campaign’s climax. Sevilla, who have only played 33, travel to Valencia to face a Levante side that should be clear of the drop.

STATS

  • Levante are just one place above the relegation zone but nine points separate them from the bottom three so they have a very slim chance of going down. They’ve been in incredible form recently with five wins in their last seven games, putting them 4th in the La Liga form table. They picked up an important 3-1 away to Athletic Bilbao last time out.
  • Sevilla just haven’t been good enough this season and they will be lucky to secure Europa League football at this rate with them down in 7th. Their recent form has been abysmal without a win in their last six, meaning they are 19th in the form table. They were smashed 5-0 by Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.
  • Jose Luis Morales is Levante’s leading scorer in the league this term with seven goals.
  • When talking about league goals, Luis Muriel has the same amount but in terms of goals in all competitions, Wissam Ben Yedder is leading the way with 19 goals on all fronts.

HEAD TO HEAD

Levante haven’t won against Sevilla at the last five attempts with the last win against The White and Reds back in 2014. It’s a game that usually produces goals with both teams scoring in five of the last six meetings. However, the only one of those six not to follow the pattern was earlier this season, in December as neither side scored in a goalless draw.

LEVANTE NEWS

A win for Levante would make them almost mathematically safe, especially because a loss for Deportivo, against Barcelona on Sunday, would confirm safety. Jefferson Lerma and Ruben Rochina are suspended for the match Giampaolo Pazzini and Ivan Lopez are amongst six injured players.

Latest matches: Levante UD

23.04.2018 LaLi Athletic Bilbao Levante UD 1:3 W
19.04.2018 LaLi Levante UD Malaga CF 1:0 W
15.04.2018 LaLi Atletico Madrid Levante UD 3:0 L
08.04.2018 LaLi Levante UD Las Palmas UD 2:1 W
31.03.2018 LaLi Girona FC Levante UD 1:1 D

SEVILLA NEWS

Sevilla desperately need three points in their hunt for European football again next term and with a team free of injury worries, they have a chance of making ground on the teams above.

Latest matches: Sevilla FC

21.04.2018 Copa FC Barcelona Sevilla FC 5:0 L
17.04.2018 LaLi Deportivo La Coruna Sevilla FC 0:0 D
14.04.2018 LaLi Sevilla FC Villarreal CF 2:2 D
11.04.2018 UEFA Bayern Munich Sevilla FC 0:0 D
07.04.2018 LaLi Celta de Vigo Sevilla FC 4:0 L

SUMMARY

While Sevilla would be seen by many as favourites for this one, their dire form in recent weeks means they aren’t as strong as usual. Levante can secure safety with a win and won’t sit back in front of their own fans. I expect both teams to score but it seems too hard to pick a clear-cut winner.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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