The top Spanish soccer championship starts again with the anticipation of the Saturday afternoon of the fourth day
Real Madrid still unbeaten in this start to the season with 1 win 2 draws, will try to win the three points against a great Levante (2 wins and 1 defeat), fourth in the standings and one point above the team coached by Zidane.
A tricky match for the hosts, who will have to be more careful on defense; this year they have not yet managed to keep the door without suffered goal . The last match with no goals conceded goes back to last April.
The team tends to open up as the end of the match approaches, with 75% of the goals conceded by Real coming in the last 20 minutes. A problem related to a physical preparation not yet at the top or a question of patterns to register?
Suffering a goal is not the only problem for Zidane, in fact losing his head and maintaining discipline has become an alarming problem for his players. Real Madrid has seen one of his men sent off in two of the three games this season, as well as in two of the last four direct matches.
Guests in good shape and higher than the hosts in the standings, even if his only exit this season saw a defeat – the fourth in the last five away games in the league (1 win, 4 defeats).
Accustomed to scoring in the final, the visiting team arrives at the Santiago Bernabéu after scoring all four of his goals in the season after the 65th minute. However, the three goals they scored in the last two direct matches played here (1 win, 1 draw) were all scored in the first 13 minutes of play.
Real Madrid won only one of these direct matches (1 win, 2 draws, 1 defeat), but both teams have always scored at least one goal.
Players to keep an eye on: Karim Benzema (Real) scored the opening goal in Real Madrid’s first two games – he was now the ‘Blancos’ first scorer in the last six Liga games.
Roger Martí (Levante) two goal two days ago
There has never been a 0-0 draw in Madrid between these two teams.
Here are the main odds of the match
Real victory 1.27, equal 6.25, Levante victory 9.40
Interesting are the odds related to the victory of the hosts with at least one goal conceded (1 + GOAL = 2.31) while the Real victory with OVER 3.5 is quoted at 2.10
For markers, we recommend the usual Benzema, a goal worth 1.65
Here are the probable formations
REAL MADRID (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos; James Rodriguez, Hazard, Lucas Vazquez; Benzema.
LEVANTE (4-3-3): Aitor Fernandez; Miramón, Postigo, Rúben Vezo, Carlos Clerc; Vukcevic, Campaña, Bardhi; Morales, Rochina, Mayoral.