Real Madrid will look to build upon their win at high-flying Valencia as they travel to the Eastern Spanish city to play Levante at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia on Saturday. Zinedine Zidane’s side will be strong favourites against a Levante side who have won only one of their 16 La Liga games and sit just outside the bottom three.
Where and when: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia – 3 February, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Levante v Real Madrid: Sky Sports, William Hill
Last time: Levante held Madrid to a surprise 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu back in September, with Ivi Lopez’s early opener for the visitors cancelled out by Lucas Vazquez, before Marcelo was sent-off for Zidane’s men late on.
Levante v Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Levante are in a rotten run of form but two late goals at Deportivo La Coruna rescued a point and ensured they stayed outside of the bottom three.
However, with just one victory in 16 their run of form is alarming and a resurgent Real Madrid are the last side they will wish to face.
Despite a surprise Copa del Rey exit to Leganes, Zidane’s side recorded an impressive 4-1 victory at Valencia to follow their 7-1 demolition of Depor the previous week.
The Spanish champions only have their defence of the Champions League to play for in terms of trophies but they will want to gather momentum in La Liga too.
The away side are heavy favourites for this game and are available at 2/9 to win this one, with a shock home win priced at 14/1 with the draw at 36/5.
Levante have scored just 18 goals in 21 league games this season with Madrid to win to nil priced at 5/4 and under 3.5 goals in the game at 11/10.
One to watch for Levante: Macedonian Enis Bardhi is the main goal threat for the visitors and is their top scorer with four La Liga goals this season. He is priced at 23/4 to find the net at any point in this fixture.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo has netted braces in each of his last two league games and has nine goals in his last ten in all competitions, with 20 for the season. The Portuguese is 6/13 to score anytime in this fixture.
Long shot: Levante have not won a home league fixture since September but took the lead in the equivalent fixture this season. For the home side to be ahead at half time and at the final whistle is available at 28/1.