Real Madrid have an issue with consistency and if they want to stand any chance of retaining their La Liga crown, they need to sort it out ahead of this clash with Levante. Los Blancos cannot afford to fall any further behind league leaders Atletico Madrid, making this a must-win game.
Where and when: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano – 30 January, kick-off 15:15
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Levante: Premier Sports
Last time: Vinicius Junior put Madrid into an early lead when the teams met at Villarreal’s El Madrigal in early October, before Karim Benzema secured a 2-0 victory for Los Blancos in the 95th minute of a game Levante’s redeveloped Ciutat de Valencia wasn’t ready to host.
Real Madrid v Levante Predictions and Preview
The narrative for Real Madrid coming into this weekend’s game against Levante is that they cannot afford to drop any more points. Los Blancos already trail Atletico Madrid by seven, having played a game more than their local rivals, but the Granotas will be no pushovers on Saturday afternoon.
Levante have enjoyed a couple of wins against Madrid over the past couple of years. The Frogs upset the odds to beat Real 2-1 at the Bernabeu in October 2018, and also beat the champions 1-0 on home soil last season.
Paco Lopez’s side are in okay form coming into this weekend’s fixture too. Levante have only lost two of their last 14 La Liga fixtures, although they’ve only won four of those. The Valencian outfit have shared eight score draws during that run, with six of those finishing 1-1 and the two most recent ending 2-2.
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Real Madrid to win to nil
Real Madrid to win 2-0
Hazard to score first
That shows Levante are a tough team to beat, and they are 26/5 to pick up another draw in this game. A score draw is 6/1 and a 1-1 12/1. The visitors are 8/1 to get a somewhat unlikely win in these Real Madrid v Levante predictions, even if their hosts continue to stumble their way towards what’s looking like being an unsuccessful title defence.
Madrid are unbeaten in their last nine La Liga fixtures, winning seven of those. However, Los Blancos have drawn two of their last four, against two teams they’d fully expect to beat – Elche and Osasuna. That said, Zinedine Zidane’s side are looking for their fifth straight home win here.
Real are the 3/10 favourites with William Hill to pick up another victory this weekend. Zidane may have to do without a clutch of players due to injury and illness, including Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Federico Valverde, Nacho Fernandes and Rodrygo, but they should have the strength in depth to see off Levante.
One to watch for Real Madrid: There may not ne much to compare it to, but Eden Hazard produced one of his best performances in a Madrid shirt in supplying a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Alaves. The Belgian is 5/1 to continue his momentum by netting the opener here.
One to watch for Levante: The Granotas will have to take their chances if they’re to have any hope of getting something from this Real Madrid v Levante preview. Roger Marti has taken more of them than any of his team mates so far this season. He has eight La Liga goals to his name and is 17/2 to break the deadlock here.
Long shot: Real Madrid have shown signs of defensive improvement in recent games, keeping three clean sheets in their last five La Liga fixtures. Los Blancos have score nine goals during that run, and they are 15/2 to win this game 2-0. With Hazard scoring first, those odds rise to a tempting 53/1.