Real Madrid – Levante : Preview & Prediction
Real Madrid, runners-up to Atlético Madrid, are 7 lengths behind (one more match) on their lifelong rival and must no longer lose points at home to stay in the title race. Zidane’s players, winners 6 times at home in 8 receptions, must get the best of a Levante team which has only posted a meager success in 10 La Liga trips this season. Eliminated in the Super Cup and the Copa del Rey on January 14 and 20, Benzema’s partners (10 goals) have not lost many points in the league in recent weeks. Thus, the Madrilenians gleaned 23 points out of 27 distributed and remain on a success in Alaves (4-1) during the last day. At Santiago Bernabeu, Real crushed Borussia M’Gladbach (2-0) in the Champions League, Atlético Madrid (2-0), Athletic Bilbao (3-1), Granada (2- 0) and Celta Vigo (2-0). Levante could be the 6th victim in a row for Real in his den. Levante has just qualified for the Copa del Rey for the quarter-finals after taking Valladolid (4-2) away a few days after having drawn 2 draws in the league in Cadiz (2-2) and against Valladolid ( 2-2). This makes 8 trips (4 draws and 4 losses) in a row that the current 14th made without winning any game !. In the Madrid ogre, the formation of Paco Lopez should not offer too much resistance !.
Real Madrid have won 3 of the last 4 oppositions against Levante.
Real had won 2 goals to 0 in the first leg last October thanks to Junior Vinicius and Karim Benzema.
The Madrid club are 2nd in La Liga.
Levante is in the second half of the classification (12th).
Levante has won only once in his 10 trips to the league.
In the title race, Real Madrid must pocket 3 new points at home against a formation of Levante who are fighting for maintenance.
Real Madrid – Levante : Betting Tips
Real Madrid – Win Odds: 1.35
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70