Best goals of Real Madrid against Levante
Real Madrid head to Ciudad de Valencia for matchday 2 of LaLiga.
Levante vs Real Madrid: Line-ups
Real Have to Work Hard for Points
Levante are operating in their fifth straight season at this level of football, posting finishes of 15th, 15th, 12th and 14th since earning promotion back to the top flight for the 2017-18 campaign. Paco Lopez’s side reached the semi-finals of last season’s Copa del Rey, but they struggled for consistency in the league and were only seven points clear of the bottom three come the end of the campaign.
Levante have managed to bring Enric Franquesa and Roberto Soldado to the club this summer, while the likes of Tono Garcia, Cheick Doucoure and Ruben Rochina have moved on.
Lopez’s team recorded a 2-1 victory over Los Blancos when the two teams last met in January, while they also ran out 1-0 winners in the corresponding match during the 2019-20 campaign.
Real Madrid only actually lost four league matches last term, but three of those arrived before the end of November, which ultimately cost them; it has been a summer of change, with key figures in the shape of Raphael Varane, Zinedine Zidane and Sergio Ramos moving on, but there is still a seriously talented squad at the Bernabeu.
The team’s start to the season, on paper at least, is favourable, with matches against Real Betis, Celta Vigo, Valencia and Mallorca to come before a home game against Villarreal at the end of September. October, meanwhile, will bring the first Clasico of the season, as Los Blancos visit Barcelona.
Levante have beaten Real Madrid in two of the last three La Liga meetings between the two teams, and the home side are capable of making this a tricky assignment. We are expecting a tight match but believe that Ancelotti’s side will have enough to pick up an important three points.