Real Madrid vs Levante
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
The international break came just at the perfect moment for Real Madrid. They began the season in a promising fashion, but their form has seen a massive slide over the past couple of weeks. Los Madridistas can hardly remember a period when their team failed to score a single goal in four subsequent affairs and that’s exactly a streak they’ll head into Saturday Levante tie with.
The current Champions League holders obviously have massive problems adjusting to life without Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo. The latest of failures came two weeks ago when Madrid conceded a 95th-minute goal to lose 1-0 to Deportivo Alaves away at Estadio de Mendizorroza. To make things worse for Julen Lopetegui, team’s star man Gareth Bale suffered an injury which left him off the pitch for the international duty. His appearance on Saturday remains in doubt.
Real Madrid vs Levante: Head-to-head
Real Madrid will rely on head to head trend here given they’ve absolutely dominated this match-up over the course of history.
Los Blancos won 16, drew 3 and lost 3 of 22 meetings with Levante.
Madrid were even more convincing in matches at Santiago Bernabeu where they won 9, drew 1 and lost 1 of 11 games against the Frogs.
However, we have to mention that Los Blancos failed to see off Levante in both of last term meetings (1-1 and 2-2).
Real Madrid vs Levante: Prediction
The story is opposite with the visitors who climbed up to 11th in the league ladder after back-to-back wins over Deportivo Alaves and Getafe. Such wins as a perfect cure after a streak of three consecutive defeats in the competition.
The head coach Paco Lopez can be satisfied with obvious improvements in his side’s defensive displays given the Frogs allowed just one goal in last two league outings. With Real’s attacking woes, we’d not be surprised to see the hosts struggling to create in the build-up play in the first game of Saturday’s Primera Division program.
Real Madrid vs Levante: Bet Tips
Under 4.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2)
Levante +2.5 handicap @ 1.75 (3/4).