Levante-Real Madrid Betting Preview: Expect a one-sided affair on Saturday

Carlo Ancelotti’s men will look to get their La Liga title campaign back on track when they travel to Estadio Ciudad de Valencia to play hosts Levante

Real Madrid will chase an outright win at Levante after falling five points behind Barcelona and Athletico Madrid no thanks to last defeat before home crowd in a derby game.

Los Blancos still be reeling from this defeat to Atletico Madrid  will hope to bounce back against Joaquin Caparros' side that are currently ninth in the Liga table with just 10 points.

Ladbrokes price Madrid at  4/11 (1.36) to claim the three points while their opponents from who will playing before home crowd  are offered at 13/2 (7.50), odds that we are more used to seeing the Bernabeu giant playing away from home.

Levante is in strong form going into the clash, having lost just once all season, although that defeat was by a 7-0 scoreline at Barcelona. Since then, Joaquin Caparros' side has drawn four games, so you can expect the draw at 4/1 (5.00).

A win over Copenhagen will have done little to satisfy the rapid supporters who want to see Real Madrid back on top in Spain.  In their last four trips to the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia, Los Blancos have won just once, although that came last season courtesy of a 2-1 triumph, which was sealed by a late Alvaro Morata goal. As far as this tie is concerned, Ladbrokes is backing Real Madrid to win both halves at 17/10 (2.70).

In the goal scorers’ market, Cristiano Ronaldo takes the lead to find the back of the net first. This is supported with mouth watering odds of 2/1 (3.00) which will be a wise choice for punters. For French international, Karim Benzema, he is available at 4/1 (5.00) to net first on Saturday night same odds he shares with Alvaro Morata.

Pape Diop is a major doubt for the hosts after missing midweek training with a knee injury, but Caparros is upbeat over the availability of Baba Diawara and David Navarro, who have recovered from a hamstring injury and illness, respectively.

Punters seeking for a value bet should back both teams to score at 3/4  (1.75), a bet that stands out in this fixture.

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