Real Madrid (@1.25) vs Levante (@11.0)

Our Prediction:

Real Madrid will win

Real Madrid – Levante Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 07:00

The nickname of Levante UD is Las Granotes which literally means the frogs. The Valencia derby is one of the most hectic football games in the region. The club host its home games in the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium which holds a capacity of 26 000 seats. The club colors of Levante are blue and red. Levante Union Deportiva is a Spanish football club from the city Valencia and is playing in the highest Spanish football division since 2010. The club is the second biggest of Valencia after the very known football club Valencia CF.

With Real conceding in their last seven La Liga outings and in five of their last six at the Bernabeu, we feel its best to avoid the match betting here in favour of backing both teams to score. Thats been the outcome in the last five league meetings between the pair and looks a great wager at around 4/6.

Prediction Real Madrid-Levante: 12 (Odd 1.19)

That said, Los Blancos may already be in a position where the cups are of increasing importance, with a comeback from a 9 point deficit in La Liga unlikely now given there are only 14 games to play and Barcelona will almost certainly end the season with the superior head-to-head record. Reals 2-1 defeat to Girona last time out ended a sequence of 7 wins from 8 in all competitions.

Both of these teams started this season in a pretty similar way. Real Madrid at home looks too strong for Levante as of now. If we take everything I said, it points to the home win with over 2.5 goals scored. I looked at their recent performances and their styles of play, as well as other factors like tradition while I was crafting my selection.

6 of Reals last 8 games have seen over 2.5 goals and both teams score. They will be without Sergio Ramos here too after his 20th La Liga red card last weekend, which could have a slightly unsettling effect on the defence. Half of Real Madrids away games have done likewise and they have looked sharper in the final third over the past few months, although clean sheets havent been all too regular.

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They also have trouble with injuries, as Coke and Rober will not play. An interesting fact is that they travel here after netting all four of their La Liga goals this term after the 65th minute. Two consecutive La Liga victories has Levante sitting above their hosts in the table, although their sole away game this season ended in defeat- their fourth from their last five league road trips.

This will be a perfect game, to bounce back and turn their season around. On the other side, Levante has lost its opener against Alaves. They have 2 draws in a row now. After that, they have won 2 games in a row, while scoring two goals in each one. In the last 13 matches between them, only twice was scored 2 goals or less. An explosion of goals is something we see quite a lot on their games. That is the style, that Real Madrid is known for. By looking at all of this, Real Madrid is having their ups and downs, but should win this game in front of their home fans. That was shown in the first round of this years La Liga, where Real Madrid won 3:1 against Celta Vigo, despite only 3 shots on target for the hosts. Both of these teams had a changeable preseason, especially Real Madrid, as we arent used to that. Real Madrid is dominating their Head-to-Head matches with only 3 defeats from 20 games in recent history. They have to score a lot of goals, because their offense is their main thing.

Last time out, Madrid struggled for large parts of the game at Villarreal, and only managed to escape Estadio de la Ceramica with a 2-2 draw thanks to a Gareth Bale equaliser late in the piece the second goal of a double salvo for the Welshman. Bale turned in another fine display for Los Merengues in Valencia; however a late red card means he will miss out on this Saturdays action.

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However the excitement surrounding the debut of Eden Hazard should give both the Real Madrid fans and players a lift and they ought to emerge with maximum points from this game. Levante are capable of making a game of this and the recent history of this fixture and their general goalscoring record under Paco Lopez suggests there will be a goal in this for them.

The hosts though are hoping to complete a historic league double over Los Blancos. They head to Levante this Sunday hoping to respond ahead of a crunch week with two clasicos in the space of four days. Real Madrids bid to get back into the title race came to a shuddering halt last weekend with a shock home defeat.

Eden Hazard could now finally make his competitive debut and while Bale, Isco, and Rodrygo sit sidelined, it will be very interesting to see how much of an impact the Belgian mage makes. Los Blancos opened the campaign with an exciting win at Celta Vigo (1-3) as they put an underwhelming pre-season behind them, but Zinedine Zidanes men saw criticism once again as they were held off by Real Valladolid (1-1) and Villarreal (2-2).