Real Madrid vs Levante Betting Tip and Predictions. In the opening match in Spanish Primera División this weekend, Real Madrid host Levante.
Real Madrid stand at the second position with one point less than leader on the table Villarreal, so in the case of win they could move up at the top of the table. The big blow for home side could be the absence of the top scorer in Primera, Karim Benzema (6/6 f) after he picked up a thigh injury during France’s 4-0 win over Armenia, but they have other good option in attack – Cristiano Ronaldo. They are unbeaten in all competitions, but their manager Rafa Benitez under pressure after two La Liga draws with Malaga and Atletico Madrid in the last two rounds. Real Madrid have many problems with absences, but despite that fact they are still favorites to take three points.
Levante stand in the relegation zone and their main goal this season is stay in the best Spanish football league. After 6 matches without victory, Levante have managed to take their first win in the previous round when they beat the best team in Primera in this moment 1-0, so they will be fully motivated to make good performance at Santiago Bernabeu. I expect their defensive performance and every result except their lost would be a big surprise. Visitors also have some problems with injuries for this game.
Real Madrid vs Levante injuries and suspensions
Real Madrid will be without Ramos (4/0 d), Carvajal (6/0 d), Arbeloa (1/0 d), Rodríguez (2/2 m), Modrić (7/0 m) and their top scorer Benzema (6/6 f), while Pepe (3/0 d) is doubtful. Levante misses out Verza (5/1 m), Trujillo (6/0 d) and Iván López (6/0 d).
Real Madrid vs Levante possible lineups
Real Madrid: Navas; Marcelo, Pepe, Varane, Danilo; Kroos, Casemiro; Ronaldo, Bale, Isco; Jese.
Levante: Martinez; Juanfran, Mate, Feddal; Morales, Mari, Lerma, Camarasa, Tono; Deyverson, Ghilas.
Real Madrid vs Levante Betting Tip and Predictions
Once again, Real Madrid is a huge favorite to win this game, but I think that bookmakers underestimate visitors. Levante would be satisfied if they save their net and try to concede less goals, so Asian handicap on Levante +3 Ah looks like a very good betting option.