Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Levante will look to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Malaga when they take on Ponferradina in the La Liga 2 19. Los Levantinos are seen as one of the main candidates for automatic promotion, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure a top-two finish. All Roberto Soldado, Robert Ibanez, and Shkodran Mustafi are out of contention with injuries, while there are no suspended players in the home team.
La Ponfe, on the other hand, sit in the relegation zone ahead of the midweek clash, and seeing that Levante have turned their Estadio Ciutat de Valencia into a real fortress, home win should definitely be considered. Both Alexandru Pascanu and Adrian Dieguez are banned for the match, but there are no fresh injury worries in the away side ahead of the trip to Valencia.
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.