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Primera División

  • 18 September 2011
  • • 19:00
  • • Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia
  • Referee: Javier Turienzo Álvarez
  • • Attendance: 18000
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Levante - Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos head to Valencia scenting victory

Levante - Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos head to Valencia scenting victory

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Round Three sees the current Primera Division leaders travel to Spain's east coast to take on Juan Martinez's men, in a game that Jose Mourinho's side are expected to win


PROBABLE LINEUPS

LEVANTE 

Munua
Juanfran, Nano, Ballesteros, Venta
Iborra, Torres, Zhar, Juanlu
Valdo, Suarez

REAL MADRID

Casillas
Ramos, Carvalho, Pepe, Marcelo
Xabi Alonso, Coentrao
Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo/Kaka
Benzema

Valdo, who started his playing career at Real Madrid, will get another crack at his former club in this league encounter, leading the attack.

Karim Benzema will again be the man up top for Madrid, keeping Gonzalo Higuain on the bench. Behind the french striker will be Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil to provide the opportunities. Cristian Ronaldo will be fighting to prove his fitness in the hope of participating.



DID YOU KNOW?
  • Levante sit in 11th place in the league with two points from two games.
  • Last season, the team finished 14th in Spain.

  • In the 1930s, the club were known as Gimnastico FC, before adopting their current name at the end of the decade.

  • The club are located in Valencia and are playing in the top flight for the seventh time.

  • Real Madrid are in first place in the Primera Division, tied with Valencia and Real Betis with six points from two games.

  • The capital club were victorious on Wednesday in the Uefa Champions League, downing Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 thanks to a goal by Angel Di Maria.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has four goals in two league games, good enough for first place in the Pichichi charts, joint with Roberto Soldado of Valencia.

  • Last season against Levante, Jose Mourinho (pictured above) saw his men win 8-2 on aggregate in the Copa del Rey, while drawing 0-0 and winning 2-0 in the league.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Levante

Real Madrid

Wins
0
0
5
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Levante UD LEV
Levante UD Levante
Draw
Real Madrid CF RMA
Real Madrid CF Real Madrid
87%

Top 3 Predictions

Levante UD LEV
0 - 4
Real Madrid CF RMA
Levante UD LEV
0 - 3
Real Madrid CF RMA
Levante UD LEV
0 - 5
Real Madrid CF RMA

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