League: SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 6
Match: 19:00 Valladolid – Levante
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Average odds: 1.34
Bookmaker: Bwin
Result: 2:1 WIN!!!


It’s still early in the season, but Valladolid’s Thursday clash with Levante certainly has all the hallmarks of a six-pointer in the La Liga (LL) survival race. Fasten your seat belts for an action-packed encounter at the Zorrilla between two sides that are badly in need of a win.
Newly-promoted Valladolid’s wait for a first triumph of the campaign extended to five games (D3, L2) as they fought back from two goals down to snatch a 3-3 draw deep into injury time against Celta at the Balaídos last Saturday. Sergio González’s side have failed to scored in any of their two home games so far, losing 1-0 to Barcelona and Alavés.
Levante, who sit just a point above Valladolid going into the clash, cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves following the 6-2 thumping they suffered at the hands of Sevilla on Sunday, which stretched their winless run to four matches (D1, L3). In their last outing away from home, Paco López’s men succumbed to a 1-0 defeat against Espanyol.
It’s 54 years to the day that Levante claimed their only win away at Valladolid in the top-flight. That being said, Valladolid are winless in their last five meetings with Levante in all competitions (D2, L3).
Players to watch: Levante forward Roger Martí has netted four LL goals from 13 shots so far this season (405 min).
Young attacking midfielder Leo Suárez had a dream debut for Valladolid, scoring a 94th-minute equaliser just two minutes after coming off the bench to rescue a point against Celta.
Stat attack: There has never been a goalless draw in 22 previous meetings between these teams in the top two tiers of Spanish football.
Valladolid have now gone 16 home matches without conceding more than two goals.
Levante haven’t lost three LL games in a row since a run of four between February and March this year.

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