Levante and Elche meet at the Ciudad de Valencia Stadium, in a match for the 10th round of LaLiga. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 3. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 07‑08‑2019, ended with the victory of Levante by (0-2). Attention to the home factor, as Levante tends to achieve different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in 18th position, with 6 points won, after 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Granada by (1‑1). In the last match, they tied at home against Deportivo Alavés, by (1‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 4 victories, 3 draws and 8 defeats as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 26 suffered; against 6 victories, 6 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 17 goals scored and 14 suffered. In the last 10 matches played at home for all competitions, Levante won 4, drew 4 and lost 2. The team has not been very strong defensively, since they always suffered goals in the last 8 matches they played in this competition. This is a team that scores very few firsts and that only managed to open the scoring in 2 of their last 8 LaLiga games, and never reached the break in advantage. In 8 games in this competition, he only managed 1 comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Levante comes to this game after a draw, one ball, against Alavés, adding the sixth consecutive game without winning for La Liga: the team’s only goal was scored by José Luis Morales. It should be noted that the locals have yet to win any home games. Now, in this match against Elche, coach Paco López will have to play 4-4-2, favoring the maintenance of possession and organized attacks, especially through the flanks: Rubén Rochina is a very fast and competent player in transporting the ball for attack. It should be noted that José Luis Morales is Levante’s top scorer, with 4 goals scored. For this game the local coach cannot count on Enis Bardhi, Roger Marti and Jorge Miramon, all with physical problems.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team is currently in 11th position, with 11 points won. In their last match, they tied with Celta de Vigo at home by (1‑1), after having lost away in the previous match, in a match against Real Betis, by (3‑1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 17 suffered; against 6 victories, 6 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 14 goals scored and 10 suffered. In the last 10 away matches played for all competitions, Elche won 5, drew 1 and lost 4. Their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition.
Elche comes to this game after a draw, one ball, against Celta Vigo, thus adding the second consecutive game without winning in this Spanish league: the only goal of the team was scored by Fidel. During their games we can see that Elche plays in a system designed at 5-4-1, Lucas Boyé being the most offensive reference. However, in the visiting team the right winger Josan stands out, with 2 goals scored. For this game, coach Jorge Almirón cannot count on Youssouf Koné, Fidel and Emiliano Rigoni, all with physical problems.