Levante will be looking to ensure their La Liga safety as they host Vincenzo Montella’s Sevilla side, who have been struggling of late.
Date: Friday, 27th April 2018 / Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET /Venue: Estadi Ciutat de Valencia
There is plenty at stake in this one, given that Levante have their league survival to attend to and Sevilla must attempt to re-find some form, if they are to get into the Europe next season.
The Andalusian visitors have been on bad run of late, despite great results over Manchester United and Atletico Madrid in the Champions League and Copa del Rey earlier this year.
Montella has come under a wave of criticism, but with the Italian manager’s future at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan confirmed for next season – a weight could be lifted off his shoulders heading into the tie at the Ciudad de Valencia.
They have failed to win any of their eight matches however, since that famed win at Old Trafford last month and they took a thumping off Barcelona in the CDR final last weekend.
Levante, have been a lot better recently, winning five out of seven games – and have pushed themselves closer to safety, meaning a win and a defeat for 18th place Deportivo La Coruna against Barca on Sunday could all-but confirm their status.
Jefferson Lerma is suspended so Sasa Lukic should start in midfield. Sergio Postigo and Chema should return in defence.
Wissam Ben Yedder is back from a ban but Luis Muriel is likely to start up top. Centre-back Simon Kjaer is an injury doubt again.
Levante: Oier, Lopez, Postigo, Rodriguez, Coke, Bardhi, Campana, Morales, Lukic, Marti, Boateng
Sevilla: Soria, Navas, Lenglet, Mercado, Escudero, Vazquez, N’Zonzi, Banega, Sarabia, Muriel, Correa
Expect this to be a superb attacking treat for a Friday night, enough to wet your appetite for the remainder of the weekend. 2-2