Real Madrid are set to play Levante on Saturday in La Liga as the season moves ahead. Real Madrid go into this game as the favorites.
Kick-off : 8:45 PM (Local)
Venue : Estadi Ciutat de Valencia, Valencia
Real Madrid are currently fourth in La Liga after 20 games with 38 points. They trail rivals and table toppers Barcelona by 19 points although with a game in hand. They are desperately in need of some points and will be hoping their rivals drop points.
Real Madrid defeated Valencia last weekend comprehensively and will be in a positive frame of mind. Although Levante should provide some tough competition.
On the other hand, Levante are currently 16th in La Liga after 21 games with just 19 points. they know they need to keep getting positive results to stay out of danger.
Levante drew with Deportivo last weekend and will need to up their game against Real Madrid. Though they have the home advantage.
So far Real Madrid and Levante have played each other 21 times. Out of that Los Blancos have won on 16 occasions while loosing thrice, Two other games have been a draw.
Team news and possible line-ups
Sergio Postigo is back after suspension and will likely play Saturday’s game. Also Ruben Rochina and Giampaolo Pazzini are available and might play. While Jose Campana will not be available as due to suspension.
As for Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane are doubtful for the weekend game. Other than that Zidane has a full squad to choose from.
Levante XI : Olazabal, Garcia, C. Rodriguez, P. Lopez, Luna, Doukoure, Lerma, Bardhi, Morales, Sadiku, Marti.
Real Madrid XI : Navas, Carvajal, Nacho, Vallejo, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo.
I expect Real Madrid to get the job done and earn three points. The scoreline could be 3-1.