LaLiga: Levante vs Celta Vigo Preview

Levante

22 December 2019 live

18:30 UTC

LaLiga

Celta Vigo

 

Despite winning just one of their last four La Liga (LL) games as a favourite at home (D2, L1), Levante continue to eke out their best campaign since 2012/13. Notoriously inconsistent, Levante haven’t produced a single draw in any of their last ten league games.
Thanks to just three first-half goals across the home campaign (and a home goal difference of -3 inside the first half-hour), Levante remain one of four LL clubs yet to lead after both halves at home after 17 weeks. That being despite only Villarreal scoring more goals after the 60th minute at home.
Celta Vigo are on a six-game winning streak away to Levante, with all six victories coming by a margin of exactly one goal. However, Celta Vigo’s starts on the road have been dreadful so far this campaign, and they lament an away goal difference of -9 inside the first 60 minutes of play.

The visitors remain one of a dwindling handful of clubs to have collected just one away point when conceding the opening goal of the game (D1, L5). Nonetheless, they do have a good disciplinary record on the road, with their average of 2.0 bookings per-away game being one of the lowest in the league.
Players to watch: José Luis Morales (LEV) has scored in three of his last five appearances against Celta Vigo, while Pione Sisto (CVI) has opened the scoring (in the first half) in both of his visits to Levante.
Stat attack: No team has collected fewer yellow cards at home than Levante’s 1.50 per game (average).
Celta have specifically led 1-0 at half-time in five of their seven prior top-flight visits to Levante this century.
Referee Eduardo Prieto Iglesias has awarded four red cards in eight LL appearances (0.5 per-match).

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 18:30.