SlipsTips takes a look at the Bet Builder market ahead of Levante’s La Liga showdown with Valencia on Friday night.
Levante vs Valencia (Friday, 20:00)
Local rivals Levante and Valencia go toe-to-toe in the Derby del Turia in La Liga on Friday night.
Just one place and two points separates these familiar foes in the league table, with Levante losing 1-0 against Real Sociedad last weekend, while Valencia will be targeting back-to-back league wins for the first time this season after their 2-1 victory over Villarreal.
Levante are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 league matches at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia and they have got on the scoreboard in all but one of those occasions.
Valencia, meanwhile, have recorded just one clean sheet in their last five matches and they have chalked up just two shutouts across their last 10 La Liga road trips.
With that in mind, coupled with the fact that both teams have scored in each of the last seven editions of the Derby del Turia, I’m happy to side with at least one Levante goal on Friday night.
In order to boost the price, I’ll also throw in over six match corners – only Barcelona and Real Madrid generate more average match corners than these two rivals, so a combined total of 7+ should go close.
Given that this is a local derby, I’ll complete the Bet Builder by backing Valencia to collect over one card in what should be a closely-fought and competitive contest.
Javi Gracia’s side are averaging 2.19 yellow cards per 90 minutes this season and it’s worth noting that the Bats have picked up two or more bookings in each of their last four La Liga assignments.