Tip Levante - Athletic Bilbao
The Copa del Rey semi final tie between Levante and Athletic Club is evenly poised at 1-1 from the first leg as the two sides head to the second, with Levante hosting. It has been a good season so far for Levante and they’ve managed to down giants in the current campaign. They have a chance to win their first piece of silverware as a topflight club but first they have to negotiate their way past Athletic Club, one of the giants in Spanish football. These two sides face off just a few days after sizing up each other in La Liga, a clash that also ended 1-1. Hosts Levante have just one loss in their last 14 matches and have done well defensively, conceding more than one goal in just one of their last eight matches. They’ve failed to score in only one of their last 19 matches in all competitions but have just two clean sheets in 18 matches. Their last five matches, in all competitions, have yielded under 2.5 goals. Levante are unbeaten in their last six matches in this competition.
Athletic Club is one of the most successful clubs in Copa del Rey. This season they’re seeking their 24th triumph in the competition. Ahead of them though, is a very tricky clash against an impressive Levante side. These two met in La Liga towards the end of February and Athletic Club have to return to Valencia a few days later. In their two earlier matches against Levante, Athletic Club have had to come from down and will hope they can get off the blocks early enough here. They are unbeaten in their last six matches, have scored in each of their last 14 matches, but have just one clean sheet in 13 matches. Five of Athletic Club’s last six matches have produced under 2.5 goals and they’ve lost only one of their last nine away matches. In their last five Copa del Rey matches, sides have scored, and the last two have produced under 2.5 goals.
Key points Levante - Athletic Bilbao
Five of Athletic Club’s last six matches have produced under 2.5 goals.
Levante’s last five matches have produced under 2.5 goals.
Levante have conceded more than a goal just once in the last eight outings.
Athletic Club have scored in each of the last 14 matches.
Levante have failed to score in one of the last 19 matches.
Conclusion Levante - Athletic Bilbao
There’s so little to separate these two sides, even in the La Liga standings, there’s only two points between them. They head here having drawn in their last two meetings and their matches have been low scoring. We expect this too to be a low scoring affair and under 2.5 goals will do.
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Levante Athletic Bilbao Prediction published on March 2, 2021