Levante host Malaga for the return leg of their Copa del Rey clash in a desperate attempt to qualify for the next stage by overturning a 0-2 loss from last week. However, bookmakers give them little to no chance to qualify, for example Ladbrokes gives Malaga 1.05 to go through the next round and Levante got 9.00 for the same achievement.
The hosts are battling to avoid relegation in La Liga being unable to win in over nine matches. Their latest result is a goalless draw against Deportivo la Coruna where Levante’s coach welcomed back David Navarro and Ruben Garcia. Malaga has an extensive list of injuries with Camacho, Weligton and Sanchez missing out. The visitors are currently on the 7th place in La Liga, at just one point from the last Europa League place.
In La Liga Malaga also come from a draw, against Villarreal where they scored a controversial winner late in the match and had it disallowed mere minutes later. To this stage of the competition they got after a methodical win over Deportivo la Coruna where Ambarat, Samu and Santa Cruz are in charge of scoring the goals, even without taking into account that the two goals from the first leg were scored by Anor and Horta.
While Malaga have mixed results in La Liga in away games, Levante has six matches without losing at home, and Ladbrokes give them 3.20 for another draw or 3.10 for an outright win. Malaga has 2.37 odds to win which is the exact market we are going to bet 7 units on. Take into account that Malaga has Ochoa as their second goalkeeper, yet Kameni is not losing his position anytime soon. Both teams to score have 1.95 odds, Levante for both halves 5.20, Malaga 3.60. Another interesting market is Levante to lead after 75 minutes for which Ladbrokes gave the following odds: 3.10 for Levante and 2.35 for Malaga. The visitors also got 2.62 odds to keep a clean sheet and 3.50 to win to nil.