Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadi Ciutat de Valencia when Levante and Alaves face each other in the Segunda Division derby on Saturday afternoon. Los Levantinos failed to win the previous four league fixtures, but despite their poor form, Javi Calleja’s men are still in the race for the automatic promotion. Wesley is pushing for a start after scoring the equalizer in a 2-1 loss to Mirandes, whilst all Jose Campana, Dani Cardenas, Ruben Vezo, and Pablo Martinez remain in the treatment room. Forward Jorge de Frutos is banned for the match.
The Basques, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Leganes. Alaves are eager to stay in top two, but beating Levante on the road is easier said than done. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and, taking everything into account, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Experienced midfielder Salva Sevilla is back from suspension, whilst defender Nikola Maras misses out with a meniscus problem.
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.