Levante vs Deportivo Alavés match preview: Even contest expected at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia

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Competition: Spain La Liga
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia (26354 seats)

This match involves two participants living in the cellar of the La Liga, Levante holding 20th place and Deportivo Alavés in 19th. A decent opportunity for one of the participants to boost their position.

Insights:
  • Levante have the most conceded goals (73) in La Liga
  • Deportivo Alavés have the fewest scored goals (30) in La Liga

Relegation threatens Levante who should definitely be looking for some points here. Deportivo Alavés are fighting to avoid relegation and will work hard for points.

It's no vacation for neither Levante nor Deportivo Alavés as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Levante form and stats

The story so far in the La Liga for Levante at their home stadium (Estadio Ciudad de Valencia) is 4 wins, 7 draws and 7 defeats. When Levante hosts teams that live in the bottom of the table (like Levante, Mallorca, Granada, Getafe, Elche and Cádiz), they have won 2 of 5 matches!

The followers are hoping that Levante will strike back in this fixture, putting things right after the 0-6 away loss in the match against Real Madrid (placed 1st). As you see from the result above, Levante suffered greatly in their last game. Thankfully the team has a new chance to prove themselves in this one. Levante's goalkeeper Cárdenas was extremely busy against Real Madrid, saving the team from a uglier defeat with a stunning ten saves. Midfield player Bardhi got a match rating of 7.31 in that game, the max score being 10. Bardhi hit three key passes, dribled past the opponent 2 of 3 times and had 21 successful passes (of 25 total).

Before that game, the 2-1 home victory against Real Sociedad.

Levante are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 25 goals in 18 games. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 29 goals have been conceded.

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Deportivo Alavés form and stats

Deportivo Alavés have only collected 6 points from their away games in the La Liga, after 1-3-14 (18 played). Travelling has not been lucrative for the away team as they have returned home without a win in 14 away games in a row.

The fans enjoyed Deportivo Alavés's previous fixture versus Espanyol (placed 13th), a 2-1 win played at home. Jason got a match rating of 8.15 in that game, top player of the team. Jason served one assist, hit five key passes and dribled past the opponent 2 of 4 times.

It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Celta de Vigo wasn't a success with a 0-4 loss.

The visitors have scored 13 goals from 18 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. For Deportivo Alavés, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net. When Alavés is visiting a side on the bottom half, 4 of 5 matches have ended with three or more goals. These are matches against Mallorca, Granada, Getafe, Elche, Cádiz and Deportivo Alavés.

Head 2 Head

This was the score when the participants met earlier this season; Deportivo Alavés - Levante 2-1. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: one - two - seven (Levante wins - draws - Deportivo Alavés wins). As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), seven had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Deportivo AlavésJ. Sanmartín Mato
J. Sanmartín Mato
13 goals
LevanteJ. Morales Nogales
J. Morales Nogales
12 goals
LevanteG. Melero Manzanares
G. Melero Manzanares
5 goals

Levante missing players

Deportivo Alavés missing players

Levante Deportivo Alavés
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
36 18 5 Played P 5 18 36
6 4 2 Won W 1 1 8
11 7 1 Drew D 1 3 7
19 7 2 Lost L 3 14 21
44 25 5 Scored S 7 13 30
73 29 5 Conceded C 9 41 61
92% 83% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 94%
83% 83% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 78% 67%
56% 50% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 80% 61% 50%
39% 33% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 40% 39% 25%
28% 28% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 11% 11%
56% 50% 0% BTTS BTTS 80% 44% 47%
19% 33% 60% Clean Sheets C S 20% 6% 17%
33% 33% 60% Failed to Score F T 0% 50% 42%
 
4.5 4.9 4.4 Corners for (avg) C F 3.6 3.4 3.6
4.8 4.6 5.2 Corners against (avg) C A 6 6.6 6.2
2.7 2.7 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.1 2.4
6 5 1 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
11.4 12.1 11.6 Shots (avg) S ( 10.4 8.9 10.4
4 4.4 4.6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 3 3.5
31% 32% 22% Goal Efficiency G E 35% 24% 24%
 
13.2 11.8 9 Shots against (avg) S A 12.6 15.5 14
5.3 4.3 4.2 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3.6 5.4 4.9
Key stats in La Liga this season:
  • Deportivo Alavés have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Deportivo Alavés have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Deportivo Alavés have the fewest clean sheets (6) in La Liga
  • Deportivo Alavés have the fewest points (6) away in La Liga
  • Deportivo Alavés have the fewest scored goals (30) in La Liga
  • Deportivo Alavés have the the worst goal difference (-28) away in La Liga
  • Deportivo Alavés have the the worst goal difference (-31) in La Liga
  • Deportivo Alavés haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Levante have the most conceded goals (73) in La Liga
  • Levante have the most conceded goals in the first half (30) in La Liga
  • Levante have the most conceded goals in the second half (43) in La Liga
  • Levante have the most matches over the total-line (16) in La Liga

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Real Madrid 36 26 6 4 79 30 18 13 4 1 44 13 18 13 2 3 35 17 49 84
2 Barcelona 36 21 9 6 68 36 18 12 2 4 37 17 18 9 7 2 31 19 32 72
3 Atletico Madrid 36 20 7 9 62 41 18 12 4 2 32 15 18 8 3 7 30 26 21 67
4 Sevilla 36 17 15 4 51 29 18 11 6 1 35 17 18 6 9 3 16 12 22 66
5 Real Betis 36 18 7 11 60 40 18 9 2 7 32 22 18 9 5 4 28 18 20 61
6 Real Sociedad 36 16 11 9 37 34 18 10 5 3 15 7 18 6 6 6 22 27 3 59
7 Villarreal 36 15 11 10 60 35 18 10 6 2 39 16 18 5 5 8 21 19 25 56
8 Athletic Club 36 13 13 10 41 35 18 9 4 5 27 18 18 4 9 5 14 17 6 52
9 Osasuna 36 12 11 13 37 47 18 5 7 6 17 24 18 7 4 7 20 23 -10 47
10 Valencia 36 10 14 12 45 52 18 5 8 5 24 24 18 5 6 7 21 28 -7 44
11 Celta de Vigo 36 11 10 15 42 41 18 6 4 8 25 23 18 5 6 7 17 18 1 43
12 Rayo Vallecano 36 11 9 16 36 44 18 8 5 5 24 18 18 3 4 11 12 26 -8 42
13 Espanyol 36 10 10 16 39 52 18 9 5 4 24 18 18 1 5 12 15 34 -13 40
14 Elche 36 10 9 17 37 50 18 6 6 6 21 20 18 4 3 11 16 30 -13 39
15 Getafe 36 8 14 14 32 38 18 7 6 5 21 15 18 1 8 9 11 23 -6 38
16 Granada 36 8 13 15 44 59 18 5 6 7 22 29 18 3 7 8 22 30 -15 37
17 Cádiz 36 7 14 15 33 50 18 3 8 7 18 23 18 4 6 8 15 27 -17 35
18 Mallorca 36 8 9 19 32 62 18 6 6 6 18 24 18 2 3 13 14 38 -30 33
19 Deportivo Alavés 36 8 7 21 30 61 18 7 4 7 17 20 18 1 3 14 13 41 -31 31
20 Levante 36 6 11 19 44 73 18 4 7 7 25 29 18 2 4 12 19 44 -29 29

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La Liga is the top professional level of the Spanish football league system. Is is often referred to as the Primera División and is considered one of the absolute top leagues of Europe and the world. 20 teams play 380 fixtures from August to May to create a final league table.