Bet on Valencia v Levante

On Sunday 13 September, Valencia and Levante will open their 2020/21 La Liga account with a clash at the Mestalla Stadium, with this Spanish top flight encounter taking place behind closed doors just a few weeks after the previous campaign ended.

Los Che are trading at a shade of odds-against and they’re likely to be a popular punt at that price, with Valencia one of the household names when it comes to Spanish football, although they recently sold star striker Rodrigo to Leeds United which weakens them as an attacking force.

Should We Lump on Valencia at the Odds?

Former Watford manager Javi Gracia is now in charge at the Mestalla and the plain fact is that Valencia only lost one home match last season, with bookmakers such as bet365 and Unibet prepared to offer a shade of odds-against that they claim an opening victory.

Gracia initially did well with Watford in England and steered them to an FA Cup final appearance, with the Spaniard now getting the chance to manage Los Che and he will look to improve on last season’s ninth place.

Levante finished four points behind their opponents in the 2019/20 standings in twelfth position, with the team regularly losing on the road and twelve of their nineteen games ended in defeat although there were five victories.

Midfielder Enis Bardhi finished the season with a flourish after managing five goals in his seven appearances before the end of the campaign and Levante will be confident of getting something from this encounter.

What Are the Best Bets for This Match?

It’s clearly tricky to predict the outcome of the first game of the season and we’re waiting to see how Valencia proceed when it comes to replacing Rodrigo who is a fully-fledged Spanish international player.

Gracia will want to make a good impression and there’s scope for him having a honeymoon period at the Mestalla Stadium, while the team at least had a strong home record last season which saw them lose just one match.

Levante are not a team that can be trusted away from home although they might adopt an attacking approach in this clash and it’s noticeable that their final few games of the 2019-20 season were high-scoring including a 3-2 triumph at Celta Vigo.

Therefore, our two bets are going to be for Valencia to win and also the “Yes” option for Both Teams to Score. You could even back the home side + BTTS as part of the same bet.


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