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Levante have only one important absence which is top scorer and star man Roger Marti, who will miss around half the season after a serious injury in pre-season. Without him, former Betis target man Alex Alegria will debut. A highly motivated and respectable Levante who have a +0.25 handicap will play to a full and hostile crowd. Their aim will be to beat their rivals, although they’d settle for one point and that is a bonus for Levante +0.25 backers. There is going to be a fear of losing in both teams and neither will want to concede the first goal. This and the really strong defensive set up from Villarreal is a big deterrent for the over 2 goals, but the line does look quite low. It could be an opening day contest where the best idea is to take a watching stance.
Villarreal begin the season with vital absences, most notably that of Bruno who is the brains of the team. Mario Gaspar is another one of their best men missing due to injury, while Bakambu and Samu Castillejo are banned.Villarreal with a -0.25 handicap have more class and experience of the two teams, but this will be no easy game against a fully motivated rival. Villarreal are notably weaker without Bruno, Mario Gaspar and a couple of potentially regular men, but even still, they cannot be ruled out and the market seems to have this about right. Over 2 goals perhaps overestimate the potential of this being a tight and ugly derby type of game, but Villarreal are unreliable for goals backers, especially when on the road. Absences to key men also could make Villarreal more cautious than normal. Still, the 2.00 looks too low for us, and so we recommend a bet on over 2.00 goals.
Prediction: Over 2.00 goals
Odds: 1.84 SBOBET, 1.83 Pinnacle