Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Ibiza and Levante square off against each other at Estadi Municipal de Can Misses on day 12 of the new Segunda Division campaign. Ibiza failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Eibar and Cartagena, with the team dropping to the danger zone. Os Celestes are only one point clear of bottom four, meaning that Saturday’s clash is of big importance for the home side. Javier Baraja has no fresh injury worries ahead of the visit of Levante.
Los Levantinos, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Mirandes and Leganes. Felipe Minambres’ men want to move closer to the playoffs berth, and we predict that they will take advantage of Ibiza’s current form. Midfielder Pablo Martinez should be recalled to the starting XI, while both Jose Campana and Skhodran Mustafi are major doubts.
Highlighted Player (Roberto Soldado):
Roberto Soldado is regarded as one of the most famous footballers in the history of Villarreal. The meaning of his surname in Spanish is “the warrior” and it has to be noted that he began his football career at Real Madrid, playing from the B team between 2002 and 2006. The pacey attacker made 16 appearances and scored two goals for the first team, but he was producing the best performances of his career during his three-year spell at Valencia.
Soldado scored 59 goals in 101 appearances for los Che, but in 2013 he signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £26 million. The Spanish attacker, who was born on 27 May, 1985 in Valencia, scored for the Spurs on his debut in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, but he netted the goal from the penalty spot.
Soldado failed to impress in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign with Tottenham and, as a result, he was sold to Villarreal on 14 August, 2015. Speaking of his international career, the Villarreal attacker made his Spain debut in June, 2007 against Latvia.
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.