Levante vs Athletic Bilbao / LaLiga – For the end of the 14th round of LaLiga, we have s duel between the team that was a pleasant surprise and a team that was a huge disappointment. Levante is at the top of the table and they can be more than satisfied with the previous part of the championship, as opposed to Athletic.The team from Bilbao has won seven points less than their host and they are in the relegation zone with only one win. Athletic has played even eighth draws, while Levante is not in the best shape lately and they have played four matches without a win. Last season Athletic has celebrated in this hosting with 2-1.
Levante vs Athletic Bilbao begins 03.12.2018 at 21:00 CET
Levante is this season playing in the series, but their positive series is longer and that is what keeps this team high on the table. They had one series of five rounds without a win, which was followed by four consecutive triumphs, which helped them move away from the relegation zone. They failed to celebrate in the previous three rounds, while they played a draw with Lugo in the first match in the Cup.
They have also played two draws in the championship as guests, first with Villarreal and then Huesca, while they lost to Real Sociedad on their home field. They are one of the teams that have won more points this season as guests. They had a lead against Villarreal until the injury time, while they were losing twice and returning in the game twice in the last round against the last Huesca. As for absences for this match, Sadiku and Garcia are out of action, while centre-back Postigo is still questionable.
Probable lineups Levante: Olazabal – Cabaco, Chema, Pier – Coke, Jason, Campana, Bardhi, Tono – Roger, Mayoral
Athletic is having a desperate season, and their current position on the table shows it best. They are in the relegation zone and they have only won once, in the first round. This means they are 12 matches without a win in the championship. They managed to break this negative series after a victory in the Cup a few days ago, when they defeated Huesca with 4-0 on their field. The rematch will probably be just a formality, but that triumph is weak comfort when we know all their problems in the championship. They have played even eight draws so far, and they are the league recorders with Valencia, but they are losing more lately.
They made two defeats in two consecutive matches, against Espanyol and Atletico in Madrid, where they definitely did not have the luck. They had the lead twice and then in the end received goals for defeat, while they received the third goal in the injury time. They were also in the lead against Getafe in the last round but that match ended with 1-1 and their crisis was prolonged. Aduriz is playing great in the Cup and this could be a good announcement for this duel, in which they will play without their two left-backs, the injured Balenziaga and suspended Berchiche, so I.Martinez goes on that position.
Probable lineups Athletic Bilbao: Herrerin – de Marcos, Yeray, Nolaskoain, I.Martinez – San Jose, Benat – Muniain, Raul Garcia, Williams – Aduriz
Levante vs Athletic Bilbao PICK
Levante is much better than Athletic this season, but they are also not in the best shape, while we expect the guests from Bilbao to finally start playing better and maybe even win this match. If they fail to celebrate, then we believe they can play at least a draw.
Pick: Asian Handicap 0 Athletic Bilbao
Odds: 1.88 at 888sport (down to 1.78 can be played)
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