The Saturday evening action in La Liga sees league leaders Real Madrid play travel to an out-of-form Levante side, who have lost five of their last six in the league. The visitors are big favourites to pick up three points here.
Where and when: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia – 22 February, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Levante vs. Real Madrid: Premier Sports, William Hill
Last time: Real Madrid edged out Levante 3-2 in the Spanish capital back in September thanks to a Karim Benzema double but were forced to sweat after a late rally from the visitors in an exciting clash.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Levante double chance||17/10||Offer|
|Under 1.5 goals||5/1||Offer|
|Roger Marti anytime scorer||29/10||Offer|
Levante vs. Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid are in ominous form – they have lost just once in their last 24 across all competitions – winning 18 in that time – with the only blot their Copa del Rey exit against Real Sociedad.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are now just one point clear at the top of La Liga following last week’s draw against Celta de Vigo – where they played well but were frustrated by an impressive visiting side.
Levante are in a concerning run of form having lost five of their last six league games but remain safe – they are 13th in the standings and eight points clear of the relegation zone.
The visitors are unsurprisingly favourites for this encounter at odds of 4/9 with a Levante victory priced at 11/2 and the draw available at 19/5.
Madrid have 13 clean sheets in 23 and 16 in total all season, so under 1.5 goals at 5/1 with bet Victor appears to be a solid bet with under 2.5 at 9/5.
A ‘double chance’ on Levante to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 17/10 with William Hill (Madrid have eight league games already this season) while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 1/9.
If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 23/20.
One to watch for Levante: Roger Marti is the dangerman for the hosts and no other Spaniard has scored more than his 10 goals in La Liga to date this campaign. Is at a tempting 29/10 with 888 Sport to net anytime in this game.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema netted a highly credible 30 goals last campaign for Madrid and already has 17 from 30 in all competitions this time out. Is priced at 7/10 to find the net in this game.
Long shot: Madrid have kept 13 clean sheets in 23, while Levante’s 2-0 win over Leganes in their last home clash was their third clean sheet at home this season. A scoreless draw here is priced at 18/1 and appears to be notable value.