Levante hosts Athletic Bilbao

Levante hosts Athletic Bilbao in a match from the 15th round of the Spanish La Liga.Levante is currently 14th in La Liga with 16 points won so far. Their record in the league is 3 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses. But in their last five games, they have won only once – against Las Palmas at home. This is a sign that they are generally inconsistent and they can’t get into a successful run of consecutive wins.Athletic’s position is not much better. In fact – it’s worse. Right now the Basques are 17th in the league standings, being in just one position (and just two points) above the relegation zone of La Liga.Last season Athletic qualified for the Europa League, but things are much different for the team since the manager Ernesto Valverde left the club for Barcelona. This was a huge loss for the Basques, who are still trying to find the right way after Valverde’s departure. But they should hurry up, because if they continue like that, Athletic could find themselves in a real danger of relegation.Let’s have a look at the team news before the game.Levante will be without the injured Cheick Doukoure, Alex Alegria, Ivan Lopez and Roger Marti. They are not available for selection. Meanwhile, Rober and Sas Lukic are doubtful for the next clash. The good news is that Jefferson Lerma is now fit and ready to play for Levante.Athletic Bilbao can’t use the injured Ander Iturraspe, Benat Etxebarria, Iker Muniain and Iker Undabarrene. Under a question for the next game are also Mikel San José and Oscar De Marcos, who are also healing from injuries.Levante is in a better position than Athletic in the league, but it’s hard to say that they are much of a better team. But they have the home advantage here, which could be important after all.