Real Madrid hosts Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on September 14, 2019, in Round 4 of Spanish La Liga action.
Real Madrid was founded in 1902 and at $4.2B was one of the highest-earning football clubs in 2019. The Los Blancos are among three founding members of the Football League who have never been relegated from the top flight since its inception in 1929. They were the first football club to win the Champions League in back to back years and then topped that by winning a third straight in May 2018.
The Los Blancos have won a record 33 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey, 10 Supercopa de Espana, and a Copa de Liga. In European competition, they have won a total of 13 European Cup titles, two UEFA Cups and four UEFA Super Cups. Real Madrid has also won a record seven club football championships.
Real Madrid ranks 4th in the league in goal difference at +2. They have scored a total of six goals this season and they have conceded a total of four. They are ranked 4th in the former and 10th in the latter statistical categories. Real also has a total of six assists this season, putting them at 2nd in the La Liga.
Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema each have two goals scored already for Real Madrid this season. Lucas Vasquez also has found the back of the net once while Bale and Benzema each have one assist for the club as well. Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal also have one assist each for the Madrid-based squad.
Odds from Titanbet.com as of 9/03/19
Levante Union Deportiva was founded in 1909 but made its La Liga debut only during the 1960s. After a series of relegations and promotions, the club suffered financial problems during the late 2000s. When their woes were solved, they returned to the La Liga in 2010. Under head coach Paco Lopez, the club finished 15th in the final La Liga table during the 2018/19 season.
Levante has never won the La Liga but they won the Segunda Division twice, the Segunda B Division five times and the Tercera Division a total of seven times. They were Copa de la Espana Libre winners in 1937 and semifinalists in the 1935 Copa del Rey. When it comes to regional competitions, they have won seven different Valencia regional tournaments.
Levante is tied for 4th in the La Liga with their +2 Goal Difference this season. The club has scored a total of four goals (7th in the league) and has conceded just two goals so far this season ( 4th in the league). None of their four goals were assisted.
Forward Roger Marti has already scored two goals this season while Jose Luis Morales and Sergio Leon have scored one goal each for Levante. Goal Keeper Aitor Fernandez has conceded just two goals in three matches and he has already recorded a total of nine saves on the season.
Real Madrid is the soccer betting favorite. They are currently ranked 5th in the La Liga table and have not lost in three matches played so far this season. Real Madrid opened their season with a 3-1 win over Celta Vigo and then was forced to a draw with Real Valladolid and Villareal in their last two matches.
Meanwhile, Levante is off to a good start with a record of 2-0-1 SU through the first three rounds of the season. Levante lost to Alaves in their season opener but they have bounced back with two straight wins over Villareal and Real Villadolid. Interestingly, both Villareal and Real Villadolid forced Real Madrid to a draw this season.
Head to head, Real Madrid has won 17 out of their 24 matches against Levante. On the other hand, Levante has four wins while three of their matches ended in a draw. Real Madrid defeated Levante 2-1 in their most recent meeting last February 24, 2019.
Real Madrid added Eden Hazard early during the transfer season but he has not played a match for his new team because of a thigh injury. He is expected to be back after the international break so he could be making his debut for Real Madrid in this contest. If that is the case, then this should make Real Madrid even better against Levante. But even if Hazard doesn’t suit up here, Real Madrid is a heavy favorite to beat their foes.
There is plenty of pressure on Zinedine Zidane to deliver. The squad hasn’t really been impressive so far but they have shown signs that they can live up to their billing. A victory over Levante shouldn’t be too much to ask of Real Madrid at their home field. I’m picking Real Madrid to beat Levante on 9/14/19. Prediction: Real Madrid