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After a couple of midweek winners our La Liga expert Phil Kitromilides is hoping for more success on Friday by backing a stalemate at the interval

Friday night's La Liga offering is unlikely to be a classic with a pugnacious Levante side hosting a struggling Zaragoza outfit.

Yet, having had to wait nearly five months for their first win of the year, the visitors have recorded back-to-back victories to move out of the relegation zone.

They can take a further huge step towards survival by claiming another three points in Valencia and Coral price them at 13/8 (2.63) to do so. Levante, meanwhile, can be backed at the same odds, with the draw offered at 9/4 (3.25).

In term of motivation there can be no question that this game matters infinitely more to Zaragoza than it does to the hosts who are all but mathematically safe.

However, with an investigation underway into their recent home fixture with Deportivo following allegations of match-fixing, Levante will be keen to show the world that they are taking this game seriously.

While there is no bet that stands out a mile in the match odds, backing a draw at half-time at 13/10 (2.30) appears to be a good option for punters.

This strategy has proved extremely successful for us in recent weeks in games involving teams towards the bottom of the table, and has paid out in two of the last three matches played by both Levante and Zaragoza.

For a value bet, back Zaragoza to go on and win the match after a half-time stalemate - this can be backed at the tempting price of 5/1 (6.00).

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BEST BET
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Draw at half time at 13/10 (2.30) with Coral
Draw half time/Zaragoza full time at 5/1 (6.00) with Coral

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