Real Madrid and Levante face Saturday at 12 o’clock on Santiago Bernabeu in a match of the ninth round in La Liga.
“The Galactics” is going through a bad period, reaching four matches in a row without a goal scored in all competitions, so success is now more than necessary to restore the morale before the Champions League confrontation with Viktoria Plzen. Levante has recovered in the last two rounds, with Alaves and Getafe, having just scored one point in the previous five stages.
For this meeting, Julen Lopetegui can not rely on Dani Carvajal, still rugged, and could cure Isco and Bale, who would be left on the bench. So far, there have been 12 matches on Bernabeu between the two teams, with a score of 10 Real Estate victories, a success of the guests, recorded in the 2006-2007 edition, and a draw, recorded in the previous season, 1-1.
Real Madrid: Courtois – Odriozola, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo – Modric, Casemiro, Kroos – Marco Asensio, Benzema, Dani Ceballos
Levante: Oier – Jason, Rober, Postigo, Erick Cabaco, Tono Garcia – Prcic, Campana, Enis Bardhi – Morales, Boateng.
Karim Benzema has only scored two goals against Levante in La Liga, and the last one was held in February 2012. As Saturday is more than ever needed to get Madrid out of the crisis, I expect the Frenchman Mark in the gate of Levante.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.76