Levante vs Real Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadi Ciutat de Valènciia (Valenciia).
After dropping two very valuable points against Celtta Vigo, Real Madrid will be hell-bent on getting back to their winning track.
With Barcellona hot on their tails, Zinedine Zidane’s men do not have the luxury of messing up again. As such, count on them to regroup, and pull off a massive win against the struggling Levante.
Levante vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Levante lost 1-2 on the road against Villarreal the last match-day. It was their sixth loss in the past eight match-days, and the only win during the stretch had come against the relegation-threatened Leganees.
The streak just clearly dictates what kind of a season Levante have been having. However, they are in no immediate danger – as they have a cushion of eight points over the relegation cut-off.
Add to this equation, the fact that they are another nine points below from even making a pass at the European spots. As such, there’s no wonder why the team has been complacent these days.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid experienced a moderately shocking result at their home the last match-day. Despite being at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Royal Whites were held to a 2-2 draw by Celtta Vigo.
The drawn game reduced the gap between Zidane’s men and Barcellona at the top of the table. And now with just a lead of one point, the Los Blancos will be pressurized to deliver a win this weekend.
Levante vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- 11 of the last 12 wins had gone to Real Madrid.
- 12 of the previous 14 clashes saw Levante conceding two or more goals.
- It’s been nine years since Los Blancos have lost at this stadium.
- Levante have conceded a total of 17 goals from the prior six h2h meetings at this stadium
Levante vs Real Madrid Prediction
Real Madrid are the current toppers of the table, and have made it their mission this season to put an end to their league-title drought. They are also one of the best teams in the world, and have been so since time immemorial.
On the other hand, Levante are a mid-table team on their best day, and as per their current form, the team resembles a relegation-battler. Levante lost five of their last six overall games, and conceded twice or more in four of their prior five.
On the other hand, Real Madrid were unbeaten in 28 of their preceding 30 overall games, and are on a six-match winning run on the road. They have also lost just twice this whole season on the road, and the latest of those had come back in November. Also, one of the losses had come in the CL, against PSG.
In addition, the Madrid outfit had recorded 11 of the former 12 h2h wins, and scored twice or more in 12 of the preceding 14 h2h clashes. Moreover, it’s been nine years since Zidane’s men have lost at this stadium, and they had won five of their prior six visits to this stadium as well.
Considering all these factors together, it’s evident that Real Madrid are the overwhelming favorites this weekend.