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AccessBET Preview: Levante vs Espanyol: Expect a first half stalemate in Valencia

12:09 EAT 11/01/2018
Both sides will be looking to outwit one another as they seek a place in the last four of the oldest Spanish football competition

Levante take on Espanyol in the Copa Del Rey on Thursday evening at the Ciutat de València as they look to build on their first-leg advantage.

Juan Muniz’s men came from behind to claim victory in the reverse fixture and will therefore be heading into this tie with a lot of confidence.

Though the game is expected to be highly competitive, Los Granotas can be backed to cause another havoc at the price of (2.80) with AccessBet.

A draw at the end of 90 minutes will not be out of place as both sides boast of equal stats on head to head and seven of their last 22 meetings have ended in a deadlock. Therefore, the same betting firm is offering (3.05) for another no-victor, no-vanquish outcome.

Meanwhile, Quique Sánchez Flores’ charges will hope to put to bear their recent impressive form in the Primera Division, having won their previous two games.

But after losing against their hosts at the RCDE Stadium last week, they will have a mountain to climb for them to progress to the next round of the competition.

Besides, Los Blanquiazules have not been turning heads outside their patch. Prior to their 1-0 victory over Malaga on Monday at the Estadio La Rosaleda, they have failed to nick a win in 12 matches. Despite this, punters who are bold can back them at odds of (2.75) to get a slim win here.

Levante will secure their quarter-final berth only if they can avoid defeat in this encounter and odds of (1.46) is on offer for a double chance.

The Segunda Division champions have only managed four goals in eight duels while Espanyol have ten goals in the same numbers of matches. As such, a few goals will be expected here with the bookmakers putting up (1.56) for under 2.5 goals.

The first half of the last four meetings between both sides have ended in stalemates and AccessBET has quoted (1.65) for another one in Valencia.