Levante face the unenviable task of taking on high-flying Atletico Madrid in this La Liga match that will take place on Saturday afternoon from 12.00pm. Here are our top Levante v Atletico Madrid betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Match
The hosts are up against it, there can be no question of that, but they can take encouragement from their opponent’s recent form and will aim to pull off an upset and delight home fans with a late season shock win over the club that will finish second in the pecking order. Do they have a chance? Bookmakers certainly don’t think so and have the home win at a big price.
They can be found kicking their heels down at the wrong end of the charts but they have already confirmed their place in La Liga for next season and can enjoy their football, playing with the confidence that comes from knowing they have nothing to worry about in the last couple of weeks. Despite their lowly position, Levante have won three and drawn one of their last five, taking six points from their last two games. Traders at Bet365 offer 13/5 on the locals completing the hat-trick, a draw offered at 13/5 by the same firm.
Madrid Have Made Their Point
Atletico Madrid will finish second in La Liga behind runaway champions Barcelona and although they failed to land a glove on the leaders, they can take heart from the fact they battled to secure the silver medal ahead of rivals Real Madrid who will end back in third. They are seven points ahead of Blancos with only six left to play for, so they can afford to take their foot off the gas. That’s exactly what they appear to have done too, with one point taken from the last two games.
The visitors were beaten 3-0 by Espanyol on the road earlier this month in what went down as a real shock result, the performance proving players have one eye on the summer break. That was followed by a 1-1 at home to Sevilla last time out, another match they really should be winning and one we believe they would’ve if Real had posed more of a threat. Despite their patchy run of form, Atletico Madrid have been priced as favourites with Ladbrokes offering even money, better than the 19/20 you’ll get with most other firms. That will do a job in your weekend accumulators.