Preview: Levante vs. Cadiz

Preview: Levante vs. Cadiz

Cadiz will head to Levante on Friday evening knowing that a win could be enough to secure a top-10 finish in Spain’s top flight.

The visitors are currently 12th in La Liga, two points behind 10th-placed Granada, while Levante occupy 14th position in the table, three points below their opponents here.

Levante have finished 15th, 15th and 12th in their last three La Liga seasons, and they will be ending the 2020-21 campaign in a similar position.

Indeed, a record of nine wins, 13 draws and 15 defeats from 37 matches has brought them 40 points, which is enough for 14th position entering the final round of fixtures; they are three points from 12th-placed Cadiz but only three points ahead of 16th-placed Getafe.

Paco Lopez’s side looked capable of pushing for a top-half finish earlier this year, but a disappointing run of form over the last couple of months has seen them slide down the table.

The Frogs have actually lost five of their last seven in the league, failing to win in the process, and they will enter this match off the back of a disappointing 2-1 loss to Getafe on May 16.

Home form has been a problem for the Valencia-based side this term, winning just five of their 18 La Liga fixtures on their own patch, while they have not beaten Cadiz in the league since February 2010.

Cadiz’s 2020-21 campaign must be considered as a huge success, having more than competed at this level of football since gaining promotion from the Segunda Division last term.

The Yellow Submarine have comfortably avoided a relegation battle, with 43 points from 37 matches leaving them in 12th position in the table; a lot would have to happen in order to secure a top-10 finish, but a victory on Friday would, temporarily at least, move them into the top half of the division.

Alvaro Cervera’s side will enter Friday’s contest off the back of successive defeats to Osasuna and Elche, but they have already won twice in May, overcoming Granada and Huesca at the start of the month.

Cadiz, who are on course for their highest-ever finish at this level of football, have also impressed on their travels this term, picking up 23 points from 18 matches, losing just seven times in the process.

As mentioned, Levante have not beaten Cadiz since February 2010, but the last three league meetings between the two sides have finished level, including a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Levante La Liga form:
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Cadiz La Liga form:
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