Levante vs Valladolid by Isaiah
Levante created lot of chances in the first half away to Almeria, but they have been found losing 2-0 early to the second half. Then they won a penalty and Almeria received a red card and with the numerical advantage they managed to equalize quickly with Diop.
With this result they completed two consecutive draws and four consecutive matches without a defeat. After the big defeat away to Barcelona, Levante seems solid as they managed to draw against Sevilla, Sociedad and Almeria, while they won away to Vallecano. In the game against Almeria they may did not were that good like in previous game, but they managed to come back from 2:0.
Good news for Levante is that valuable left winger Ruben Garcia is back from injury and ready to play tonight, while their coach stated that there will be no rotation. Levante squad: Keylor Navas, Javi Jiménez, Navarro, Rodas, Vyntra, Juanfran, El Adoua, Lell, Rubén, Xumetra, Sérgio, Pedro Ríos, Ivanschitz, Diop, Simao, Nong, Barral, Babá.
Valladolid did not threatened Atletico Madrid back in the weekend, especially in the first half, while to the second half they accepted two goals and they were unable to react at all. With this result they completed two consecutive games without a win and no goals scored to these games. This is being one of their major problems so far as they scored just three times in the first five games of the season.
Coach Juan Ignacio Martinez admitted that his team has a big problem in creating opportunities, and this doesn't seems to change. Main defender Marc Valiente returns from injury and may take the position of Carlos Pena, however, defensive midfielder Alvaro Rubio and midfielder Oscar Gonzalez who missed the previous game are again out of the squad. Valladolid squad: Mariño, Jaime, Rukavina, Alcatraz, Bergdich, Peña, Jesús Rueda, Marc Valiente, Heinz, Baraja, Rossi, Sastre, Ebert, Omar, Valdet Rama, Osorio, Manucho, Javi Guerra.
Levante seems to be in really better condition than Valladolid, while they stayed unbeaten so far at home against Sociedad and Sevilla. I think that Levante will find the way to take all three points tonight.