Real Madrid vs. Levante: Relegation-Threatened Levante Faced With Tough Real Madrid Test

May 9, 2022
Benson Chikezie

Spanish La Liga 2021/2022
Matchday 36
Estadio Santiago Bernabèu, Madrid

Real Madrid Real Madrid
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Levante Levante

Levante will travel to Real Madrid for the first of three ‘finals’ as they push for survival from a disadvantaged position. They need to win all three matches and hope their fellow stragglers drop points, but face a stern test at Santiago Bernabèu on May 13.

The match will kick off at 01:00 IST, and Levante will be desperate for a victory against their hosts, Real Madrid. Los Blancos will approach this match in preparation for their big night in Paris, which makes this game Levante’s to lose.

Teams Status

Here is the latest form and team news from Real Madrid and Levante:

Real Madrid Form and Team News

Los Blancos have already won La Liga, which makes their remaining league games of less importance as they now turn their attention to the Champions League final in Paris. They fell to a 1-0 loss against city rivals Atlético Madrid and will need to return to winning ways to stay crisp and motivated. Carlo Ancelotti has already expressed the importance of that game, claiming a win for his side will make this season the best in his coaching career.

Real lost to Levante the last time they visited by two goals to one, and they will want to avoid a repeat of that fixture in front of their dearest fans. They have not won this fixture since October 2020, losing one and drawing another in 2021. They have only lost once in the league all season, 4-0 to Barcelona, which further underlines their strength on home soil.

Real have a few players injured or unfit to play. David Alaba, Marcelo, Isco, and Dani Ceballos join Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard on the sidelines, and they may not feature against Levante.

Levante Form and Team News

Relegation is never a pleasant circumstance, but Levante find themselves in dire straits after a poor La Liga outing. They occupy the 19th spot and are five points behind Granada, who are in the 17th position. Having managed only six wins all season, with four of those coming at home, it isn’t difficult to see where Levante have underperformed.

They have only two wins on the road this season, with four draws and eleven losses, with Espanyol, Real Mallorca, and Alaves the only teams with a worse away record. They will draw some positives from their recent showings against Real Madrid, winning once and recording a 3-3 draw in their most recent meeting. They certainly need all the help they can get against a solid Real Madrid side and will look to Jose Luis Morales for inspiration.

Shkodran Mustafi, Enric Franquesa, Carlos Clerc, Jorge de Frutos, and Roberto Soldado are down with injuries and may not be on the trip to Real Madrid.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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The sportsbook at favors Real Madrid to win at 1.49 odds, a draw at 4.80 odds, and a win for the away side at 5.90 odds. On the Melbet sportsbook, a home win is placed at 1.544 odds, a draw is at 4.90 odds, and Levante to win is available at 6.05 odds. The sportsbook at Parimatch favors a Real Madrid victory at 1.49 odds, a win for Levante at 5.80 odds, and a draw at 4.80 odds.

Tipster’s Angle

Real Madrid have only lost once at home all season, and even though they are under no sort of pressure to win this fixture, they need to build momentum ahead of the UCL final in Paris. Levante have lost 11 matches on the road this season, winning only two, and that poor away form explains their current predicament in the league. They have one win and a draw in their last two meetings with Madrid, notably winning at this stadium in 2021. Real may need the winning boost, but Levante need the points more. Here are our thoughts on this fixture:

Tip: Real Madrid to Win Either Half @ 1.27

Madrid are La Liga champions and the best performers in the league by a mile. They have won at least one half in 26 matches this season, winning both halves 14 times. We expect them to come out on top in either half against Levante, and the odds for that outcome are available on the Paripesa sportsbook at 1.27.

Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.47

Levante have performed poorly defensively this season, shipping a league-high 67 goals and scoring 44. They have the highest goals-per-game average in the league (3.2) and have recorded a scoreline of at least two goals 29 times in 35 matches. The odds for over 2.5 goals are available on the Parimatch sportsbook at 1.47.


Real Madrid may approach this game as a formality, but their visitors’ survival hangs on a positive result from this fixture. To survive, Levante need a win in their remaining fixtures while hoping the other clubs in the relegation zone drop points. Real Madrid have been formidable at home, and they pose a great challenge to this Levante side. 

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