After two good performances and victories away to Sociedad and at home against Barcelona, players of Levante succumbed to a 2:1 defeat on the road to Athletic Bilbao.
They took the lead at the end of the first halftime via Postigo but weren’t able to keep up with the pressure later on.
Even that lead was completely against the flow of the first halftime, while the home team proved to be more concrete in the second and reached the deserved victory in the end.
They remain in the middle of the table far away from relegating problems for now earning more points at home, therefore surely aim a victory in this one.
The hosts continue to miss defender Rober who didn’t perform so far in the season anyway. Defender Cabaco (6/0) should be ready for this one, while doubtful are forward Rochina (9/0) and defender Tono (4/0).
Mallorca responded with a much better performance last time out before the international break, winning at home against Villarreal with a 3:1 result.
However, the home side had two penalty kicks in the first halftime which reverted the game completely into their favor, as they had the option to play more relaxed and via counters.
Besides that, the visitors were the ones who were trying more and had much more of the ball possession – however, they weren’t able to revert the difficult situation.
They are now five points above the red zone but remain the only team with no point earned on the road and this match surely remains a huge challenge for them.
The guests have a couple of players as long-term absentees, while doubtful for the moment are defenders Baba Rahman (2/0), Agbenyenu (9/0) and midfielder Baba Mohammed (12/0).
Levante looked just fine in the previous home clashes and knowing that Mallorca doesn’t inspire with any kind of confidence on the road – it’s very difficult to see anything but a home victory.
Mallorca simply doesn’t seem creative enough actually for the levels of LaLiga, even when they do get fine results in front of their own crowd.