Real Madrid vs Levante match preview and predictions for Saturday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Los Blancos entertain Paco Lopez’s side.
- DATE: Saturday 30th January 2021
- KICK-OFF: 16:15 (local time)
- STADIUM: Alfredo Di Stefano
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Real Madrid vs Levante Preview
Levante are the latest visitors to the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Saturday as Real Madrid approach one year without having set foot on the Bernabeu turf. With Atleti continuing to set the pace at the top of LaLiga, nothing short of maximum points will do for Zinedine Zidane’s side.
With no more domestic cup commitments, Real Madrid have at least had a week off to prepare for this one and they may just be enjoying this quieter period in a busy season. On the pitch, they put in a much more impressive showing last weekend, seeing off Alaves 4-1 in Vitoria, having won just one of their previous five matches in all competitions.
Zidane was absent for that game having tested positive for COVID-19 but another strong showing here will ease the latest rumours about his future at the club. It seems perhaps more likely than not that this will be his last season in charge of Madrid but his players do continue to find performances just when it looks as though his job may be on the line.
There are no such worries for Paco Lopez with the Levante boss enjoying another solid season in charge of the Valencia club. They have a Copa del Rey Quarter-Final to look forward to next week against Villarreal and with a relatively safe mid-table position, they perhaps can afford to really target the cup over the next few weeks and try to do something special, should they advance against the Yellow Submarine.
Levante have posed problems for Real Madrid in recent years and they are one of the form teams in Spain right now. They’ve lost just 1 of their last 11 matches in all competitions and they haven’t been beaten by more than a single goal since October which suggests they could be competitive here.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Real Madrid Wins, 2 Levante Wins, 1 Draw.
- Real Madrid won 2-0 when the sides met at the Estadio Ceramica earlier this season.
- They’ve won 4 of their last 6 home games against Levante but only 1 of the last 3.
- Levante were 2-1 winners at the Bernabeu in October 2018.
Rodrygo and Fede Valverde may be Real Madrid’s only injury absentees with Sergio Ramos expected to be fit this weekend.
Jorge de Frutos may not be fit enough to start against his former club. Jose Campana and Cheick Doukouré are definitely out.
Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup:
Courtois – Mendy, Varane, Ramos, Carvajal – Kroos, Casemiro, Modric – Hazard, Benzema, Asensio (4-3-3)
Predicted Levante Starting Lineup:
Fernandez – Clerc, Vezo, Duarte, Miramon – Bardhi, Malsa, Radoja, Morales – Gomez, Marti (4-4-2)
Real Madrid vs Levante Predictions
Score Prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Levante
We saw a better performance from Real Madrid last weekend and when they are at their best, they are still arguably the best team in Spain. That hasn’t happened enough this term which makes predicting their matches tricky but with what should be their strongest XI out, they ought to get the job done here against a competitive Levante side.
Real Madrid vs Levante Betting Tips (18+)
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