An In-Depth Look at the Match
All the talk going into the weekend is about the race for position at the top end of the table but punters who allow their eyes to drift down towards the relegation slots will find things have become very interesting over the last couple of weeks. Here are our top Girona v Levante betting tips.
Girona start the week in 18th, occupying one of the three relegation places, but the have just a point to find to match Real Valladolid and safety, meaning no one in the home dressing room will be ready to throw the towel in just yet. Girona have slipped into the basement on the back of a poor run of form, but nothing has been decided just yet.
Four defeats from their last five matches tells us the writing is on the wall for Girona, but they did win the spare recently, a result that kept alive their dreams of securing a place in La Liga for another season. Hosting Sevilla in their final match of April, Girona rolled up their sleeves and battled to the points thanks to a 1-0 win, catching many off-guard in the process. Monzanera scored the only goal of the game on 62 minutes and that was enough to see off an opponent that finished the game with 10 men, Banega shown a late red card. Another cheer is 6/5 favourite at William Hill.
In Deep Trouble
Levante are another side who are in deep trouble and could find themselves being hauled into the relegation dog fight, certainly if they lose this match. The visitors board the team bus sitting three points above their hosts and the drop zone, although they do appear to be heading in the right direction and take confidence from a strong recent showing. Levante have won two of their last three and have tasted defeat just once in four.
They began the fightback when getting the better of Real Betis last month, dishing out a stunning 4-0 beating that day, something we didn’t think they had in them. That was followed by the spare loss but the fact it came against Barcelona makes it easy enough to forgive. Levante were last seen hammering Real Vallecano 4-1 last Saturday and that will impress backers. The away win leaps off the page at us with Bet365 trading 21/10. That’s bigger than we think it should be, especially with form on their side.