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La Liga Round 2 – Levante vs Real Madrid: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the La Liga match between Levante and Real Madrid and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Levante will welcome Real Madrid over to the Estadi Ciutat de València on Sunday night in La Liga.

The home side head into this fixture following a 1-1 draw with Cadiz in their season opener. It was a tough one to swallow. Jose Luis Morales’ goal handed Levante a first-half lead. All three points were in the bag until a 96th-minute equalizer from Alfonso Espino ensured a share of the spoils. It should be interesting to see how Paco Lopez’s side respond on Sunday. After all, they’re not afraid to mix it up with the big boys in Spain and can pull a surprise.

Carlo Ancelotti, meanwhile, began his second spell as Real Madrid manager with a solid 4-1 win over Alaves. The Italian appears to have established some rhythm already. He’ll be keen for his side to keep it going, even if some key players are missing.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Stats and analysis

Levante return to action with some rather underwhelming stats from their last 10 La Liga fixtures. The Granotes have scored a moderate total of 11 goals for an average of 1.1 goals per game. They’ve also conceded a far from impressive 19 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.9 per game, as they also kept their opponents from scoring in just 1 match.

In comparison, Real Madrid boast superior stats from their last 10 La Liga fixtures. Los Blancos hit the target 2 times on average per game, scoring 20 goals along the way. They conceded 6 goals, an average of 0.6 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 5 of those matches.

Facts and figures for Levante vs Real Madrid

Fun stats Levante

  • Levante did not win the last 9 matches in a row;
  • Levante did not win the last 5 matches in a row at home;
  • Levante conceded in the last 13 of 15 matches;
  • Levante conceded the last 9 matches in a row.

Fun stats Real Madrid

  • Real Madrid has won the last 4 matches in a row;
  • Real Madrid unbeaten the last 19 matches in a row;
  • Real Madrid has won the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Real Madrid unbeaten the last 15 matches in a row when playing away.

Form Guides

The mood around Levante is pretty low right now as a win has proven hard to come by in recent weeks. Combining results from the old and the new season, Paco Lopez’s side first achieved a 2-1 defeat against Getafe and went on to a 2-2 draw against Cadiz. Their latest game produced a 1-1 draw with Cadiz.

Real Madrid keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. Combining results from the old and the new season, Los Blancos first achieved a 1-0 win against Athletic Bilbao and went on to a 2-1 win against Villarreal. Their latest game produced a 4-1 win against Deportivo Alaves.

Levante v Real Madrid Fixture History

When these two nations last faced off against each other, Levante ended up taking all 3 points in a 1-2 victory.

Levante have the following 3-2-5 meeting statistics with Real Madrid.

Top goalscorer

Levante will hope Jose Luis Morales can find the back of the net once again. He is on 4 goals in the last 6 outings and his team needs him to shine. It is hard to look past Karim Benzema when searching for a goalscorer for Real Madrid. Scoring 4 in half a dozen matches is a decent output.

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