Once you reach the late stages of a soccer season, you very often see the league table begin to separate into several different battles. The title race usually settles down into a 2- or 3-horse race, after which the fight for the places in next season’s European competitions takes place. Finally, you have the teams near the bottom of the table dunking it out to stay alive, while a chunk of teams sit in the middle of the table with nothing left to play for. That is exactly how La Liga has played out, with just 8 rounds of play left to go. Let’s take a closer look at this matchup so you can bet against their La Liga odds.
Atletico Vs Levante Game Preview
The title is going to be won by either Barcelona or Real Madrid, which is a surprise to no one, while the teams directly behind them clamor for the remaining Champions League and Europa League places. Atletico Madrid are sitting in 3rd in right now in La Liga standings, which would mean that they would be in the UCL next season. It does look as though they will hold on to one of the top 4 spots, but they will still be looking to get something out of their trip to Valencia to face Levante. Madrid are favored by 1 on the road, with the goal total set at 2 ¼.
Why bet on Levante
Mathematically speaking, Levante could still be pulled back into the relegation zone or make a big move that puts them in contention for a European spot. The more likely scenario, though, is that they will end up sitting right where they are now, which is smack bang in the middle of the table. Right now, they are sitting at 11-5-14 on the season, which has them on 38 points. That point total has them 12 up on the teams sitting in the relegation zone and 9 points out of the final Europa League spot, which essentially has them on an island where there is nothing but pride to play for. Levante have a decent record at home this season, going 7-4-3, while scoring 20 and surrendering 13.
Why bet on Atletico Madrid
You always know what you are going to get from Atletico Madrid ahead of every single game. They are going to play a stifling brand of defensive football while trying to take advantage of the chances that they create in their attacks. It is not the most exciting brand of soccer you will ever see, but it has proven to be very effective for them. This is a team that has only managed 38 goals this season, which is a number normally reserved for mid-table teams and strugglers, but the fact that they have only surrendered 22 means that they are once again looking at a UCL spot next season. On the road, Madrid are 4-8-3, 17 scoring 17 times and giving up just 13 goals in those 15 games.
General Match Info Atletico Madrid Vs Levante UD
- When: Tuesday, June 23 at 1:30 PM EST
- Where: Estadi Ciutat de Valencia, Valencia
- Atletico Vs Levante Live: beIN
- Money Lines: Levante UD +456 / Atletico Madrid -164 / Draw +270
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The last 3 meetings between these two have ended in a tie or have been decided by a single goal. Madrid have won 2 of those games, so you would expect them to win another close one here,
Pick: Levante 0 Atletico Madrid 1