Recreativo Huleva-Levante Betting Preview: Why a win for the hosts looks likely

Our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides thinks that high-flying Segunda side Recreativo have enough to beat Primera strugglers Levante in the Copa del Rey
The chances of an upset are high on Saturday night in Andalusia as the leaders of the Segunda Recreativo Huelva host top flight strugglers Levante.

The Primera Division side have lost each of their last four matches and are badly out of form, with the Copa del Rey little more than an unwanted distraction from their perennial battle against relegation.

Betvictor have the visitors at 12/5 (3.40) but there is no interest at all in investing in Levante despite their opponents playing at a lower level.

Recreativo, meanwhile, are offered at 5/4 (2.20) and that does indeed look like a price worthy of consideration and they deserve the tag of favourites given their achievements so far this season.

Though their form has slacked off a little in recent weeks, Recre remain a decent side in excellent scoring form.

Levante coach Joaquin Caparros is likely to make a string of changes to his first team in order to keep his players fresh for upcoming Liga clashes and the hosts will feel that the scalp of a top flight side is very much there for the taking.

The price for a home win is not huge, 5/4 (2.20), but given Levante's form and the game's lack of importance for them, it looks like it could offer punters some decent value.

Recreativo Huelva at 5/4 (2.20) 2.0pts with BetVictor

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid