Primera: Levante vs Racing
After, probably the greatest start in Primera in their history (they had a 7-2-0 record), Levante entered really poor form now with twelve losses out of last nineteen matches in all competitions. Additionally, they are without a win in last seven matches and also haven’t win in Primera in last seven games, as their last win was at the beginning of December when they won over Seville 1:0. Remarkable it is, but Levante remained on the fifth position all the time and still have great chances to get European competition position in the end of the season. However, the things have changed and although they are on the fifth position, they are also just five points above 15th position. If they are to compete for the European spots, they must change something very quickly. Hosts will be boosted by returning of their playmaker Jose Javier Barkero who missed last month (just when Levante’s poor run have started). Midfielder Xavi Torres is also back after suspension.
Rayo Vallecano, on the other side, is having very good season till now, at least for a team that was highly expected to be fighting in a relegation battle right now. The visitors are on 11th position right now with five points more then Racing Santander that is on relegation position. Although they are making surprises from time to time and are generally playing good football, they still have to make sure to continue playing in good form in order to avoid facing relegation battle. Guests earned two very important victories beating Zaragoza and Getafe in last two matches and they will surely be looking to stay undefeated here too. Defender Alejandro Arribas is suspended for this game, just as left-back Jose Manuel Casado.
First game in Vallecano was won by Levante by 2:1. Additionally, they have played seven matches in last ten years and Levante didn’t lose a single game, winning five of them with two goalless draws. With the returning of their key player Barkero, we could easily see good Levante again, against a team that will surely miss two important defenders.
Bet: Levante Draw no Bet @1.57 with William Hill