Atletico Madrid v Levante Preview

December 20, 2013 | By

Sky Bet - £30 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountPrimera La Liga action Saturday Night comes from the Estadio Vicente Calderón featuring Atletico Madrid versus Levante.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 3 High Definition, with a scheduled 19:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Atletico Madrid v Levante Preview, Primera La Liga, Saturday 21st December 2013

What a season Atletico Madrid are having, currently situated joint top of the Primera La Liga table on 43pts along with the mighty Barcelona, Diego Simeone and his side have sent out a clear message that they are going to beat very difficult to beat know matter who they come up against.

Saturday evening’s game at home against Levante provides the hosts with a great chance to keep the pressure up on Barcelona as with Levante having lost six times already this season and their last three away away from home, Atletico Madrid fans will no doubt confident of seeing their side add another 3pts to their league total come saturday night.

Levante have struggled to win games in the last couple of months and although their 2-1 victory last friday night at home to Elche will have will have installed some confidence back into the players minds it doesn’t look likely to be enough for them to win this game at the Estadio Vincente Calderon on saturday night.

Atletico Madrid v Levante Team News

Atletico Madrid Team News:

No reported injuries or suspensions for the hosts, to expect manager Diego Simeone to play his strongest squad which will include Diego Costa and David Villa leading the attack up front in a 4-4-2 formation with support from midfield being provided by Koke, Tiago, Gabi and Turan.

Striker Diego Costa is the clubs leading top goalscorer this season with an impressive tally of 17.

Levante Team News:

The visitors also have no reported injuries or suspensions for this game so manager Joaquin Caparros can also play his strongest side in what looks likely to be a 4-2-3-1 formation with Baba Diawara leading the attack up front with support in behind coming from Sergio Pinto, El Zhar and Pedro Rios.

Midfielder Nabil El Zhar is the clubs current top goalscorer this season with 4.

Atletico Madrid v Levante Head to Head Statistics

Saturday night’s game from the Estadio Vicente Calderon will become the 19th meeting between the two clubs over the years of which  Atletico Madrid have won 10 times (6 at the Vicente Calderon Stadium), Levante have won 5 times (1 at the Vicente Calderon Stadium), and there has been 3 draws (1 at the Vicente Calderon Stadium).

The previous 5 meetings between the two clubs as shown in our head to head statistics table below show Atletico Madrid having had a clear advantage having winning 3 times with Levante having managed just the 1 victory and the remaining game finishing all square.

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
24/04/11 PRD Atletico Madrid – Levante 4 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

45 goals have been scored in the previous 18 meetings between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.50 which indicates that we are likely to see at least a couple of goals scored in this game on saturday night.

Atletico Madrid v Levante Recent Form (Left to Right)

Atletico Madrid: W W W W W

Levante: L L L W W

Atletico Madrid dominate the recent form statistics having won all 5 of their previous matches played. Levante have only manged 2 wins from their last 5 games played of which they have lost the other 3.

Atletico Madrid v Levante Match Betting Odds Market.

Atletico Madrid are in the form of their life at the moment and so it will come as no real shock to see the online bookmakers making the hosts the clear odds on favourites to win this game on saturday night at a best price of just 2/11 with Paddy Power (£50 Free Bets for New Customers).

The Draw also doesn’t seem an unlikely outcome as only three of the previous 18 matches having finished all square and Atletico Madrid in the kind of form they are in at the moment it is going to take someone extremely brave to get on this game to finish all square at odds of 7/1 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers).

Levante have won their previous two games on the bounce, but it would come as a major shock to see them win this game on saturday night as their current best price of 20/1 with Betfred (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) clearly indicates.

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

Atletico Madrid have seemed to struggle in recent previous matches against Levante and have only managed one win in the last three meetings. However the side this season seems to be one of the best they have ever had and with a certain Diego Costa and David Villa leading the attack up front it really is going to take a miracle for Levante to keep Atletico Madrid from scoring in this game.

Levante will obviously fancy their chances at the Estadio Vicente Calderon and would like nothing more than to head into Christmas having pulled off what would be one of the biggest shocks of the season, but for me they just don’t have the necessary fire-power up front to cause Atletico Madrid any serious problems in this game and although they might snatch one, I can’t see it being any more than this and Atletico Madrid look likely to score at least a couple what with the form their strikers have been in this season.

No real value to be had on the stright win for Atletico Madrid, but with goals looking likely, Diego Costa and David Villa both look stand out chances to get the first goal of the game come saturday night at generous odds and with most of their goals having come in the second half of their games this season there are a number of possibilities that present themselves in what should be a very exciting and entertaining game.

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