Atletico Madrid – Levante
Atletico Madrid start the new 2020 with the hope to win La Liga again, but in same time they see their position in the standings – they are 4th in the table and being 7 points behind the leader Barcelona. This is not an impossible gap to reduce, but it would require a better consistency from Los Colchoneros. And they must start against Levante on Saturday. Here are our La Liga predictions.
What Atletico Madrid must do is get back to winning on a regular basis. They already started doing it before the end of 2019, finishing the year with two consecutive wins over Osasuna and Real Betis. Now they will try to make three in a row at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.
Diego Simeone’s team said goodbye to 2019 with a win against Real Betis at the Benito Villamarin. Atleti showed their teeth in the second half when Angel Correa and Alvaro Morata put the ball in the net. Betis scored a late goal thanks to Marc Bartra, but it was not enough for them.
Levante will now try to trouble Atletico at their own fortress – the Wanda Metropolitano. Levante are probably feeling okay with their performance so far, because they are in the Top 10, being 9th with 26 points. We can’t really ask much more from them right now, so we guess they are happy with their current position in the table.
Levante also won their last two games in the league, so now they have 8 wins in total. In their last game Paco Lopez’ boys conceded first against Celta Vigo, but in the second half they scored three goals and secured the points. Roger Marti shined with a brace, while Borja Mayoral added one more.
In our La Liga predictions we believe that Levante won’t be the easiest catch for Atletico Madrid, but despite of this Atleti are favourites at the Wanda Metropolitano. This is their home after all.