Levante 1-0-2, Real Madrid 2-1-0
10/4/20 10 am
Levante is welcoming Real Madrid to Ciudad de Valencia in round 5 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Levante has played 3 games in LaLiga this season, and they have 1 win and 2 losses so far. With 3 points, 5 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals, Levante is in 16th place in the standings. In their last match in LaLiga against Sevilla on the road earlier this week, Levante has had only 35% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 4 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. Levante has had a few good chances in this game, but their defense was in the focus in this match, and it was good. Levante was defending well, but they still conceded a goal in the 92nd minute, and they ended up losing this match 1-0. Morales has scored 3 goals for Levante so far this season, while Marti and Melero added 1 goal each. Marti has also added 1 assist. Doukoure is injured, while Rochina and Hernani are still questionable for this match. From what I have seen from Levante, they can play good soccer, and they certainly can score goals, but they are not consistent throughout the game. I think Levante has enough quality to secure its LaLiga status without a lot of problems.
Real Madrid is winning games, but they are struggling offensively, and none of their strikers are in good goalscoring form. Real has scored 4 goals so far this season while conceding 2 goals. With 7 points, Real Madrid is in 4th place in the standings, and they are still undefeated this season. In their latest match against Valladolid at home, Real Madrid has had 63% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. As I’ve said earlier, Real is struggling offensively, and they are not finishing a majority of their chances. Real Madrid had to wait until the 65th minute to score a goal, and fortunately for them, it was enough for a win. Real Madrid has won this match 1-0. Militao, Diaz, Kroos, Carvajal, and Hazard are all injured, and they will miss this game. Junior, Valverde, and Ramos have each scored 1 goal for Real Madrid so far this season. Carvajal and Benzema each have 1 assist. Real Madrid is the current titleholder, but I think they will have a tough time defending the title because they are missing the offensive options, and they still haven’t signed any reinforcements. Maybe once Hazard is recovered will Real Madrid score more goals, but until then, I’m not so sure.
Real Madrid is the better team here, but Levante is defending well. It’s always possible for Real Madrid to score more than one goal per game, and it could easily happen here, but Levante is defending well, and for that reason, I will go with under here.