Levante and Villarreal measure forces at the Ciudad de Valencia Stadium, in a match for the 2nd round of the First Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was in 10‑03-2019, for the First Division, which ended Villarreal’s victory for (0-2). The goals of the match were scored by Rober (90 ‘Autogolo) and S. Chukwueze (90’) for Villarreal. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Villarreal has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team arrives on this 2nd day after a defeat in its premiere in the league, against Deportivo Alavés, for (1‑0). 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 matches it records 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 24 suffered; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 17 suffered. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Levante won 3, drew 5 and lost 2. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has marked with regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 23 of their last 26 matches there were more than 1.5 goals and in 17 of the last 26 there were more than 2.5 goals.
Levante arrives demotivated to this match, after losing in the first round of the competition, losing 1-0 against Alavés. Now, in this game, even playing in his stadium, Mr. Paco López is expected to propose a more cautious strategy, which benefits the defensive organization and transitions along the flanks: Enis Bardhi is a very fast and strong athlete in the transport of The ball to attack. On the other hand, the pair of strikers, Mayoral and León, is very powerful and strong in completion. For this match, the local coach cannot count on Doukoure, due to physical problems.
The visiting team comes to this 2nd day, after the tie in its premiere in the league, against Granada, by (4-4) This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 matches record 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Villarreal won 6, drew 1 and lost 3. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has improved scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games.
Villarreal comes to this match after a 4-4 draw at home against Granada, adding their first game in this 19/20 La Liga: their goals were scored by Cazorla, Gómez, Moreno and Chukwueze. Despite being away from home, coach Javier Calleja must keep his team 4-3-3, in favor of a more organized style of play across the flanks: Moi Gómez and Chukwueze is one of the main Athletes responsible for taking the ball to attack. Cazorla is still very skilled in creating the offensive process and is one of the team’s most prominent players. In doubt for this game is Bruno Soriano.