Real Madrid - Levante Betting Preview: Why there should be at least two goals in the first half

Our man in the Spanish capital, Phil Kitromilides, believes there will be at least two goals at the Santiago Bernabeu in the opening 45 minutes of Sunday's match
After the intensity of last weekend's derby with Atletico, Real Madrid have what should be a more sedate encounter at home against Levante on Sunday afternoon.

Los Blancos are extremely short priced favorites with bet365 to record their 16th successive home win in all competitions offered at just 1/20 (1.05) while the visitors can be backed at 28/1 (29.00). Even the draw is an eye-watering 14/1 (15.00) shot.

Indeed, Levante have been on an excellent run unbeaten in their last eight league games and are pushing for an unlikely spot in the Europa League so some punters may be surprised at quite how little they are rated by the bookmakers.

Despite how well things have been going recently, that run looks like coming to an end this weekend, against a rampant Madrid.

The eternal quest for value in backing Carlo Ancelotti's team at home continues and this week over 1.5 goals in the first half at 8/11 (1.72) looks to be the best option.

This bet has paid out in five out of Madrid's last six matches and their forwards are in scintillating form.
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo all scored while on international duty this week, while Isco and Alvaro Morata also found the back of the net for the Spanish Under 21 side against Germany on Tuesday night.

This Real Madrid side has goals in it, and at home against once of the division's most modest outfits, Carlo Ancelotti's side should be backed to score early on meaning at least two goals in the first half.

Over 1.5 goals first half at 8/11 (1.72) for 2.0pts with bet365

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