Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio de Mestall when Valencia and Levante face each other in the Valencian derby on Saturday evening. Los Che aim to put an end to their four-game winless run, and, one thing is for sure, the hosts are going to leave their hearts on the field. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but both Foulquier and Gomez are back from suspensions. Experienced left back Jose Gaya could sneak into the starting XI.
Los Levantinos, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-2 loss to Sevilla, which is probably the main reason why we are going to put our money on the hosts. As for the away side, veteran attacker Roberto Soldado is pushing for a start after finding the net in the last league match, while all Marti, Mustafi, Caceres, de Frutos, and Carlos Clerc are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Maximiliano Gómez):
Commonly referred to as Maxi, the Uruguay striker Maximiliano Gomez is a ball playing forward who does not dive into tackles and is not afraid of a challenge to get closer to goal. Led by a genuine predator’s instinct, Maximiliano Gomez is that kind of a striker who’s always hungry for goals – a trait that’s arguably made him one of the hottest youngsters Uruguay has seen over the past decade.
Maxi Gomez is a strong player with a bulking physique. His friends call him Gucci in reference to a weighty singer from Uruguay – Gustavo ‘El Gucci’ Serafini. Having first stepped on the stage with Defensor Sporting in 2015, Maxi grabbed the spotlight in the penalty shootout against Lanus in the Copa Sudamericana Round of 16 when he displayed commendable courage and composure to send his team through in the competition.
Fearless and utterly intrepid in his exploits, Maxi Gomez was sold to Celta de Vigo in 2017 where he would go on to make an instant impact – with a brace on his debut, in a 3-2 defeat against Real Sociedad.
Highlighted Team (Levante ):
Levante Union Deportiva is a Spanish football club from the city Valencia and is playing in the highest Spanish football division since 2010. The club is the second biggest of Valencia after the very known football club Valencia CF. The Valencia derby is one of the most hectic football games in the region. The nickname of Levante UD is Las Granotes which literally means the frogs. The club host it’s home games in the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium which holds a capacity of 26 000 seats. The club colors of Levante are blue and red.
The biggest success of Levante UD was in 1937 where the club won the Copa del Rey. Other prizes Levante won in lower divisions are the Segunda Division A in 2004 and the Seguda Division B in 1999. Famous players that played for Levante are Johan Cruyff, Sergio Garcia, Arveladze and Juanfran.