Real Madrid faces a tough journey ahead in La Liga when they take on Levante on August 23 at 1:30 a.m. IST at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia. Los Blanco comfortably won their first game of the new season when they beat Alves 4. -1. Levante also wanted to take three points, but Cadiz’s 90 + 7-minute draw denied them the win.
Levante vs Real Madrid preview
Real Madrid will be looking for a 4-1 win over Alaves in the opening game after a strong start to La Liga. Their pre-season has been good, but they have released Rafael Varne, Sergio Ramos and Martin Odegaard. They have just added David Alaba to their ranks. Carlo Ancelotti is happy with his team, so seeing how this match will be interesting. Real have the longest unbeaten streak in La Liga, with no defeats in 19 matches.
On the other hand, Levante has failed to win their last nine matches, including the opening La Liga match against Cadiz, which ended 1-1. However, they have won three of their last six matches against Madrid under coach Paco Lopez.
Given how unsuccessful Levante has been in winning games over the last few months, Real Madrid expects a second win early in the season.
Levante vs Real Madrid team news and estimated line-up:
Levante is likely to be without Roberto Soldado, Alex Blasa, Sergio Postigo and Danny Gomez.
Real Madrid is expected to be without Luka Modric, Tony Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Ferland Mendy and Marcelo. While his injury list is long, Dani Carvajal is back on the team and has plenty of options to choose from. But even with Carvajal’s return, Lucas Vazquez will largely be given a starting position on the right-back and Isco should play instead of Kroos. Ancelotti has announced that he will hire Marco Asensio for a midfield role.
Levante: Fernandez; Son, Duarte, Rober, Clerc; de Frutos, Campana, Melero, Morales; Marti, Roger.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Nacho, Alaba; Valverde, Casemiro, Isco; Bale, Hazard, Benzema.
How to watch Levante vs Real Madrid match live?
Football fans in India who want to watch La Liga matches in India can join MTV on their television sets. Match will also stream the match live on the Voot Select app. Match will played on Monday, August 23 at 1:30 a.m. IST at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia.