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Bitesize Prediction: Lugo vs Levante – 27/11/22

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Competition: Spanish Segunda

Market: Levante win

Odds: 11/10 @ 888sport

Looking to extend on their unbeaten run this weekend, Levante will make the trip to a struggling Lugo on Sunday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Lugo might have managed to extend on their Segunda status last season, Hernan Perez’s side find themselves at the heart of a real relegation scrap. Sat three points adrift of safety and knowing that they face a tough task this weekend, the Albivermellos are in the midst of a nightmare run of form. Last seen getting hit with a woeful 4-0 drumming away at Andorra, the one-time Real Madrid coach has seen his downbeat squad pick up just a pair of points from any of their last five second-tier showdowns. Likewise, despite claiming a much-needed 2-0 win against Burgos on October 23rd, that is the only victory that Lugo have claimed from any of their previous 13 appearances across all formats. It should also be highlighted, Sunday’s hosts have bagged just a single Segunda strike since opening November.

As for the visitors, while Levante might have been heartbroken on home soil last weekend as they suffered a last-gasp 1-1 draw against Las Palmas, Javier Calleja’s side are enjoying an extended purple patch. Although the Frogs might have lost their La Liga status last season, it is no secret that fans around the Ciutat de València are demanding an immediate top-flight return. Sat just three points adrift of breaking into the automatic promotion places, Levante are in the midst of an eight-match unbeaten run. With that stellar run stemming all the way back to October 9th, Sunday’s guests will be smelling the chance to lay down another marker. It should also be noted, gaining a reputation for their success on the road, Calleja’s men have taken 13 points from their last five away fixtures. Picking up a 2-0 victory when they last faced off against Lugo back in 2018, we’re backing a similar outcome here.

Bet: Levante 11/10 to beat Lugo in Sunday’s Segunda battle @ 888sport

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