Levante vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia (Valencia).
Real Madrid’s ambitions of challenging fierce rivals Barcelona at the top of the standings suffered a huge blow last weekend when Los Blancos shockingly fell 1-2 at home to Girona. It was the first defeat after five consecutive league wins for Santiago Solari’s troops. It was really an unexpected one as it came against an out-of-form opposition.
The current Champions League winners are now nine points shy of leaders Barcelona. They also fell down to third place as Atletico Madrid dispatched Rayo Vallecano 0-1 on the road in the same round.
Can Solari find the way to motivate this players to produce a strong effort and return to winning ways on Sunday evening when Real travel to Valencia to take on Levante?
Levante vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head
Real Madrid were the dominant force in the history of this match-up.
Nonetheless, the Frogs caused Madrid aplenty of troubles in recent head to head affairs.
Levante held Los Blancos to two separate draws in the previous term of La Liga, while the Frogs even picked up a 1-2 victory at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in mid-October last year.
Each of last four head to head encounters saw goals scored at both ends.
Levante vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Levante will enter this match in a completely opposite mood. They claimed a massive 1-4 victory over relegation threatened Celta Vigo away at Balaidos in the previous round. Such stunning performance came after three straight matches which saw the team led by Paco Lopez failing to find the back of the net.
However, we have to say the Frogs don’t quite have the strongest defensive line out there. They shipped as many as 21 goals in 11 home matches in this Primera Division campaign. It will be the music to the ears of Karim Benzema who notched seven goals in last eight appearances for Los Blancos in all competitions.
We will go for the value and back Real Madrid to win & Both Teams To Score at 2.50 odds, while Benzema is 1.80 to score anytime at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia.
Levante vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
Real Madrid to win & BTTS @ 2.50 (6/4)
Karim Benzema to score anytime @ 2.50 (6/4).