Levante v Atletico Madrid Preview

May 3, 2014 | By

Coral Free BetsPrimera La Liga action Sunday Afternoon comes from the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia featuring Levante versus Atletico Madrid.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 4 High Definition, with a scheduled 16:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Levante v Atletico Madrid Preview, Primera La Liga, Sunday 4th May 2014

Levante are now safe from the drop as of last weekend when they earned a draw away from home to Elche. They are now sitting mid table and no longer need to be looking over their shoulders even if Almeria do win all of their remaining games and Levante lose their own, the new FIFA rules would rule in favour of Levante with their positive results over Almeria and of course their superior goal difference.

Atletico Madrid are in line to win their first Primera title since the 1995/1996 season but still have some huge challenges in front of them with an away visit to Barcelona who themselves are wanting to take the title as their own. They do have a game to lose however so a win away to Levante this Sunday and another at home to Malaga the following week will be enough to secure them that title they have dreamed of for so long. On top of that honor the club are also now in the Champions League final and set to play local rivals Real Madrid which is due to be played on the 24th of May.

Levante v Atletico Madrid Team News

Levante Team News:

Levante have a few injuries for this game with the first being Babacar Diawara who is suffering with his calf. We then have Spaniard David Navarro who has a pulled hamstring while the last player on the list is Andreas Ivanschitz who has a pulled thigh muscle.

Atletico Madrid Team News:

Atletico Madrid only have one player missing for this game after Juanfran see straight red in the 90th minute against Valencia in an away 1 – 0 win. It was a needless sending off with the player missing the Champions League semi final second leg as well as the trip to Malaga next week.

Levante v Atletico Madrid Head to Head Statistics

Below we can see it is Atletico Madrid who win the last 5 head to head challenge with 3 wins, a draw and a loss away from home back in 2012. In total though these two sides have met 19 times in the past with Levante winning just 5 to Atletico Madrid’s 11. There has only been 3 draws in total with with the last coming back in 2012 at Levante’s home ground.

21/12/13 PRD Atletico Madrid – Levante 3 : 2
20/01/13 PRD Atletico Madrid – Levante
2 : 0
19/08/12 PRD Levante – Atletico Madrid 1 : 1
08/04/12 PRD Levante – Atletico Madrid
2 : 0
20/11/11 PRD Atletico Madrid – Levante 3 : 2

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In these 19 games played in total we have seen exactly 50 goals scored over the years which is giving us an average of 2.6 goals per game. With looking at the table above we can see that statistic being very unreliable if you are looking to place a total goals bet. That said it does look like we can be promised some goals by either side come Sunday afternoon.

Levante v Atletico Madrid Recent Form (Left to Right)

Levante: W L L D D

Atletico Madrid: W W D W W

As we can see above it is La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid who are the team in better form here with their draw earned at home in the Champions League against Chelsea in the first leg. They have since moved forward into the final of the competition with a 3 – 1 away win at Stamford Bridge. They are now set to play Real Madrid in the final who themselves destroyed Bayern Munich 4 – 0 in Germany and 5 – 0 on aggregate.

Levante v Atletico Madrid Match Betting Odds Market.

Levante are serious outsiders for the win here on Sunday and to be honest have very little to play for this season now they are safe from relegation. Atletico Madrid see this as a must win so will be going out in full force. The bookies best odds can be found here @ 17/1 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

The Draw is another result I see as unlikely with it only happening three times in the past. With Atletico Madrid’s need to win a draw will be unacceptable come Sunday. Bookmakers are setting the best odds found here @ 19/4 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

Atletico Madrid are as expected the clear unwarranted favourites for this game as they need just two wins to secure the Spanish La Liga title. The best odds set by the bookmakers can be seen here @ 2/9 with Betfred Mobile – Free £10 + £25 Matches Bet For New Customers

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Levante v Atletico Madrid Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Just another day in the office on Sunday afternoon on Sky Sports 4 for Atletico Madrid who will enter this game fully focused on not messing up this great run of results. They need just two more wins out of their remaining three games and will not fancy having to travel to Barcelona to earn that. With this trip to Levante and then hosting Malaga the following week, Diego Simone will see these two games as a must win if they want to achieve something that hasn’t been done since 1996.

Levante recently secured another season playing in the La Liga with an away 1 – 1 draw to Elche. They can now not be overtaken by Almeria if they manage to win all of their remaining games and of course Levante lose their own. With the new FIFA rules in place it would rule in favor of Levante with their better results against Almeria this season even though the goal difference is more than enough to secure this. Atletico Madrid also managed to earn themselves a Champions League Final fixture against local rivals Real Madrid and if they manage to win that as well as the Primera Division it will be a huge achievement for the club and their devout fans.

My predictions for this game see Atletico Madrid step ever closer to the title with a convincing win over their opponents. I know they are away from home but the form this club are in I just cannot see them losing this game come Sunday afternoon. So my first will be for a correct score of 3 – 0 to Atletico Madrid, while the next will be for Atletico Madrid to win by a 2 goal margin.

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