Competition: La Liga
Market: Real Madrid win
Odds: 2/3 @ 888sport
Looking to make it back-to-back La Liga wins this weekend, Real Madrid will make the trip to the Ciutat de València when they face off against Levante on Sunday night.
Starting with the hosts, despite opening the 2021/22 campaign tipped as a leading pick to land maximum points against Cadiz, Levante found themselves hit with last-gasp heartbreak on the road. Suffering a 97-minute equalizer and knowing that they threw away a golden chance, Granotes will know they face a huge task this weekend. Spending the majority of last season stuck in La Liga limbo, Head Coach Paco López will be desperate for his side to find some stability this time around. Coming under some scrutiny after ending last year’s campaign by failing to win any of their final nine top-flight matchups, it should also be noted that Levante gained a reputation for their issues on home soil. Including a 5-1 drumming at the hands of Villarreal, they failed to win any of their previous five contests at the Ciutat de València.
As for the visitors, while Real Madrid might have been heartbroken to have seen Atletico snatch their La Liga crown last season, the Spanish giants opened the 2021/22 campaign with a real flurry. Shocking many as they announced that now-former Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti would be returning to take charge over the summer, Los Blancos put on a thumping display as they claimed a 4-1 romp away at Alaves. Continuing to build off of their remarkable unbeaten run and now not tasting defeat in any of their last 19 straight La Liga showdowns, Madrid would have also been excited to see Karim Benzema open his account last weekend. Bagging a brace away at Alaves after lifting The Whites’ Golden Boot last season, there is no doubt that Ancelotti should be smelling a golden chance to claim back-to-back wins when they travel to the Ciutat de València on Sunday night.
Bet: Real Madrid 2/3 to beat Levante in Sunday’s La Liga showdown @ 888sport
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