Two Evenly Matches Teams Meet in La Liga


The final match of the weekend in La Liga is played on Monday night between Leganes and Levante at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque.

This is an intriguing game as the teams look very evenly matched if the league table is anything to go by this season.  Leganes begin the weekend in 12th place with 30 points from their twenty-five games played and Levante are one place below them, with the same number of points but a slightly worse goal difference.

Leganes picked up a point in their previous La Liga match, holding Valencia to a 1-1 draw at homeThat result means they have lost only one of their last five games, picking up two wins and two draws.  The wins have come over Real Betis at home and Rayo Vallecano away.

The hosts have been very good at home and trend show Leganes are undefeated in their last twelve home games in all competitions.  They have won six of those matches, including three of the last five.  Leganes have scored at least one goal in each of their last twelve home matches and have kept a clean sheet in three of the last five.

Under 2.5 goals have been scored in seven of their last nine home La Liga games.

Levante make the trip to Leganes having lost 2-1 at home to Real Madrid. They will feel very hard done by following the award of a controversial penalty towards the end of the game which proved to be the decisive moment.

That defeat means Levante have won only one of their last five games in La Liga, suffering three defeats and one draw.  The win came over Celta Vigo away from home but there have been defeats to Sevilla and Deportivo Alaves, in addition to the loss against Real Madrid.

Trends show Levante have won only two of their last eleven La Liga matches and have lost five of their last six away from home.  They have had problems defending and Levante have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last nine away league games.

Levante have also struggled to score goals and prior to the win at Celta Vigo, they went three games without scoring a single goal in away La Liga matches.

Looking ahead to the team news and Leganes are without the suspended Youssef En-Nesyri.  Alexander Szymanowski, Ezequiel Muñoz and Javier Avilés are back in training and could feature in the game.

Levante also have a man suspended and Rubén Rochina will miss out.  There are doubts over Coke and Tono and Sergio Postigo and Cheick Doukoure will not feature due to injury.

This is a game both teams will see as being winnable but they could end up playing out a stalemate, with under 2.5 goal scored to share the points.