Competition: Spanish Segunda
Market: Levante win
Odds: 4/11 @ 888sport
Two sides who find themselves battling it out at opposite ends of the Segunda table, Levante will welcome Lugo to the Ciutat de València on Sunday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, although Levante might have eventually had to settle for a 0-0 stalemate away at Ponferradina last weekend, Javier Calleja’s men are enjoying a real Segunda flurry. While the Frogs might have lost their La Liga status last season, Los Azulgranas have their sights set on securing an immediate top-flight return in 2023. Opening up this weekend’s fixtures sat just a single point adrift of breaking into the automatic promotion places, the Valencia-based outfit should be smelling a golden chance on Sunday afternoon. In fact, along with suffering just a trio of second-tier defeats this season, it should be noted that Levante have not lost a single Segunda showdown since way back on October 9th. Now shipping just a single strike in their last four consecutive appearances, Calleja’s side are rightfully tipped as a standout pick here.
As for the visitors, while Levante might have their sights set on securing an immediate La Liga return this season, Lugo are enduring their own scrap at the other end of the table. Although Joan Carrillo’s men might have clung to their second-tier status last year, the Albivermellos are at the heart of another relegation scrap. Last seen putting in another downbeat display as they slumped to a 2-0 loss at home against Eibar, the Galicia-based outfit have claimed just a single point from their previous seven straight Segunda matchups. With their nightmare run of form underlined by a 3-0 drumming at the hands of Las Palmas on February 11th, Lugo will face another huge challenge here. Bagging just a single strike on their woeful seven-match winless run, we’re backing what should be a routine home victory from the promotion contenders here.
Bet: Levante 4/11 to beat Lugo in Sunday’s Segunda showdown @ 888sport