Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
A spot in La Liga will be at stake when Levante and Alaves face each other in the return leg of the playoffs final. The two sides played out a goalless draw in Vitoria at the weekend, but los Levantinos had more goal attempts. With no fresh injury worries to report, Javi Calleja is unlikely to make changes to the team that shared the spoils with the Basques in the first leg.
Alaves, on the other hand, are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in the reverse fixture, meaning that yet another low-scoring affair is on the horizon. Anyhow, home win should be considered as los Levantinos have turned their Estadio Ciutat de Valencia. As for the away team, both Jose Campana and Pablo Martinez continue to miss out through injuries. In their last meeting at the venue Levante outplayed Alaves 2-0.
Highlighted Player (José Campaña):
Jose Campana is a Spanish footballer who plays for Levante in La Liga as a midfielder. Born in Seville on May 31, 1993, Campana began his youth career in his home-town club Sevilla and he eventually played 20 games in La Liga for the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan outfit.
In 2013 he moved to England, signing a contract with Crystal Palace, but he made no more than six appearances in the league for the capital club. After ending his loan spell with Nurnberg in 2014, Jose Campana joined Serie A side Sampdoria, but he was immediately sent on loan to Porto. The Spanish midfielder played no more than two games for Porto in Primeira Liga and in 2015 he signed a loan deal with Spanish Segunda Division side Alcorcon.
In the summer of 2016 Campana moved to Levante and he has been playing for los Levantinos ever since. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both defensive midfielder and attacking midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Alaves):
Alaves is a Spanish football club located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava. The club were founded in 1921 and they play their home games at Estadio Mendizorrotza. The capacity of the stadium is 19,840 and it has to be noted that it is the third oldest stadium in Spanish football. After spending several years in the Spanish Segunda Division, los Babazorros returned to the top flight in 2016.
The color of Alaves’ home kit is blue and white and the club’s local rivals are fellow Basque sides Real Sociedad, Athletic Club, Osasuna and Eibar. Alaves made it to the UEFA CUP final in 2001, but they were beaten by Liverpool 5-4 in a thrilling football clash. Anyhow, that is still regarded as the club’s biggest success. Los Babazorros booked their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on four occasions and they have yet to win the Primera Division trophy.