Atletico Madrid have dropped out of the Champions League places in La Liga, and the reigning champions will only be too aware that they have a fight on their hands to finish in the top four this term. They will be heavily favoured to move back up to fourth this week with a win against struggling Levante.
La Liga Preview
Last season’s La Liga champions are already out of the title race this term, as they are 15 points off Real Madrid. They will be expecting to finish in the Champions League places at the very least this term, but even that looks to be a tall order at present.
Atletico are currently fifth in the La Liga standings, but look to be in a five-way fight for the third and fourth spots in the league. They lost their place in the top four this past weekend, as Barcelona moved ahead of their rivals despite managing only a draw against Espanyol.
Atletico could move back up to fourth with a win on Wednesday evening, and their recent form is at least solid. They have won three of their previous five games. Their latest win was a barnstorming 4-3 success against Getafe.
Levante will be the huge outsiders to claim victory in this fixture, as they have won just once in 23 games this term. They have lost more games than any other side in La Liga, and have also conceded a league-high of 50 goals, which is an average of just over two goals against per game.
Levante’s long wait for a first win of the season came to an end last month, but since then, they have lost their last three. They are 12 points from safety, and need a minor miracle to stay in the top-flight this term.
Atletico Madrid vs Levante Head to Head
Atletico actually have a poor recent record against Levante, as they are winless in three. Levante claimed a famous success away from home in this fixture last season, winning 2-0 in February. Atletico’s last home win against Levante came in the form of a 2-1 success in January 2020.
Atletico Madrid vs Levante Prediction
While Atletico may have a poor recent record against Levante, it would be hard to see past the home side this week. Levante are struggling to register wins and are conceding far too many goals. Therefore, we like the chances of a 3-0 win for Atletico.
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