Atletico Madrid will look forward to diminish the distance from the first place as they get ready to host Levante at Vicente Calderon. The hosts will push for the 6th win in seven matches while playing at home, and your bet for this particular match could very well be Griezmann to score anytime; alternately you could also head to sports betting info should you find yourself overseas from the La Liga action.
The hosts are four points behind Real Madrid, which is why they simply cannot afford any more mistakes. Their transfer window started well before the New Year, when they completed Fernando “El Nino” Torres’ return to Vicente Calderon, while Cerci will play for AC Milan. Neither Chelsea nor Milan objected too much for Torres’ transfer, and considering both Griezmann and Mandzukic are in their best goalscoring form, El Nino might find himself getting acquainted with the bench once again, since he can’t even be up for selection due to the transfer window opening in Italy on January 5th.
Levante are 15th in La Liga, and remembering their 2-0 win over Los Colchoneros, they will travel to Vicente Calderon with an upset in the plans. David Navarro is suspended, but the visitor’s only player missing through injury is Hector Rodas. Levante has only one win in their last 6 away matches, but despite their recent positive outings in both La Liga and Copa del Rey, the bookmakers heavily favor the hosts to get the three points.
During yesterday’s training session, Arda Turan returned to the team, and should be ready for tomorrow’s match together with Raul Garcia, which puts Miranda on the under doubt list. Ansaldi, Mandzukic and Koke are also available for selection which broadens Simeone’s choices for the front line. Last season when the two teams met, they each won the three points when playing at home, with Atletico having won the last six matches against Levante at Vicente Calderon.
Atletico are the overwhelming favorites to win with 1.22 odds, while a Levante upset has 15.00 odds. The headline offers from William Hill for this match are: Griezmann to score and Atletico to win with 2.20 odds and Ivanschitz to score and Levante to win with 67.00 odds. Atletico to win both halves 2.00 odds, Levante 34.00, over 2.5 goals 1.65 odds and we’re betting 6 units on Mandzukic and Griezmann to score anytime with 3.00 odds.
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