Levante vs Real Madrid predictions and match preview for Sunday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for the head-to-head, team news, betting tips and predicted lineups as Los Blancos travel to face a team that defeated them last season.
- DATE: Sunday 4th October 2020
- KICK-OFF: 16:00 (local time)
- VENUE: Estadio Ceramica
- COMPETITION: LaLiga Santander
Levante vs Real Madrid Preview
Real Madrid have what could have been a tricky away game at Levante on Sunday, although this match will be played on neutral turf at the Estadio Ceramica in Villarreal. That’s because Levante’s home is still undergoing renovation works which meant they were unable to use their ground during the backend of last season either.
Levante did perform pretty well at their adopted home in La Nucia. However having beaten both Real Madrid and Barcelona at their actual home ground last season, there’ll be disappointment that they aren’t able to take on the champions on their own turf.
Even so, Levante could still be tricky opponents. They were impressive 3-1 winners at Osasuna last weekend and pushed Sevilla all the way on Thursday night, only to concede a 92nd minute goal in the 1-0 defeat. Paco Lopez will have been pleased that his team were able to keep it tight for so long though and he’d also have been happy to see midfielder Jose Campana get a deserved Spain call-up this week.
Real Madrid put in another relatively unimpressive, yet winning display to see off Real Valladolid 1-0 in midweek. Vinicius produced the finish in the Second Half and while Zinedine Zidane will be content with a return of 7 points from 3 matches, he’ll want to see more from his team in the final third and will still have doubts about the makeup of his strongest side heading into the first international break which immediately follows this match.
With Barcelona starting well, there is a degree of pressure on Real Madrid to respond with a more convincing performance of their own, although it is still very early days in the season.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Real Madrid Wins, 2 Levante Wins, 2 Draws.
- Levante were 1-0 winners when the sides last met – in Valencia in February.
- They also won at the Bernabeu in 2018 by a 2-1 margin.
- 5 of the last 6 meetings have seen both teams score.
We should see some rotation from Levante with the likes of Mickael Malsa, Roger Marti and Carlos Clerc expected to come in having been on the bench in Seville.
Martin Odegaard and Fede Valverde are expected to start for Real Madrid who are missing both Eden Hazard and Toni Kroos again.
Predicted Levante Starting Lineup:
Fernandez – Clerc, Postigo, Vezo, Miramon – Bardhi, Vukcevic, Malsa, Campana – Marti, Morales (4-4-2)
Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup:
Courtois – Mendy, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal – Modric, Casemiro, Valverde – Odegaard – Vinicius, Benzema (4-3-1-2)
Levante vs Real Madrid Predictions
Score Prediction: Levante 0-1 Real Madrid
Levante may look to replicate their midweek display when they largely negated Sevilla’s threat, whilst hoping they can produce a moment of quality on the break, which is always possible with someone like Jose Luis Morales on the pitch. Los Blancos though just keep finding ways to win and on what is effectively a completely neutral ground, you have to fancy them to just win the game.
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