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Atletico Madrid vs Levante: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Tom Gott
Atletico came out on top against Getafe
Atletico came out on top against Getafe / Denis Doyle/GettyImages

Atletico Madrid will look to win consecutive La Liga games for just the third time this season when they face Levante on Wednesday.

The reigning champions are now solely focused on a battle for the top four, having fallen 15 points behind cross-town rivals Real Madrid.

After shipping four goals against Barcelona, Atleti got back to winning ways by netting four of their own in a dramatic 4-3 victory over Getafe, while Levante have been among the goals themselves, coming out on the wrong end of six-goal thriller against Real Betis last time out.

Here's all you need to know about this one.

How to watch Atletico Madrid vs Levante on TV/live stream - UK/US

When is kick off? Wednesday 16 February, 18:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Wanda Metropolitano
TV channel/live stream? Premier Sports 1/La Liga TV (UK), ESPN+ (US)
Highlights? LaLiga Santander YouTube channel
Referee? Jose Luis Munuera Montero
VAR? Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez

Atletico Madrid team news

Daniel Wass and Antoine Griezmann remain out through injury, while Yannick Carrasco has tested positive for Covid-19 and is unlikely to feature here.

At the back, Felipe is suspended after getting sent off against Levante, meaning the hero of that day, Mario Hermoso, will be promoted to the starting lineup.

Levante team news

Roberto Soldado misses out through suspension, taking the place of Roger Marti, whose own ban has now been served, on the sidelines.

Defender Ruben Vezo went off injured against Betis and might not make it back in time, while Jose Campana, Sergio Postigo and Shkodran Mustafi all remain out.

Atletico Madrid vs Levante head-to-head record

Despite being the bigger side by a considerable margin, Atletico actually have a horrible recent record against Levante.

The two teams drew 2-2 earlier this season, extending Atleti's winless run in this fixture to three games after the previous campaign yielded a 2-0 defeat at home and a1-1 draw on enemy soil.

Before 2020/21, Atletico had won five of their last six meetings with Levante, drawing the other, but recent times haven't been as kind.

Atletico Madrid vs Levante score prediction

Atleti have been a nightmare to predict this season. They're obviously a top side - they're reigning champions - but they have loved shooting themselves in the foot this year.

Could they really slip up against the side propping up the whole division? Even with Atletico's inconsistencies, they should be comfortable winners in this one. Levante have the league's worst defence, while Simeone's side have the second-best attack.

There should be a fair few goals in this one, and there's a good chance all of them go to Atletico.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid 3-0 Levante