Real Madrid vs. Levante
May 12, 2022 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -275, Under 2.5 +220
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Real Madrid is welcoming Levante to Santiago Bernabeu in round 36 of the Spanish LaLiga. Real Madrid has nothing to play for in this game, they can rest players, and I’m sure their fans would forgive them if they dropped points here. Levante is in the last place, but theoretically, they still have a chance to get out of the relegation zone, but only if they win at least 2 of their last 3 games.
Real has secured the LaLiga title a couple of weeks ago, and their main focus right now is the Champions League and that clash against Liverpool at the end of the month. In their last LaLiga game, Real was playing against Atletico Madrid, and they ended up losing that matchup, but it didn’t hurt one bit. I keep mentioning Benzema, and how could I not since he has been the soul of this Real Madrid team. Benzema has 26 goals and 10 assists so far this season, and he will probably be in the lineup for this game since he was on the bench in the last one. Vinicius has added 14 goals and 9 assists. The injury list is very long for Real Madrid, and I think that in this game we can expect a mixed lineup as well. Real Madrid was losing a bunch of times this season, but they kept coming back, and they are now in the Champions League finals against Liverpool, and we will see if they can win it.
Levante has been playing decent football as of late, but it’s too little too late. With only 29 points, Levante is in the last place in the standings, and even though they could theoretically escape the relegation, it would be equal to a miracle if they do. Levante also has a few injuries, and that will not help them stay in the league. Morales is the leading goalscorer for Levante with 12 goals, while De Frutos has added 7 assists, but he is injured. I think Levante got lucky to play against Real Madrid when they don’t need absolutely anything from this game, but this will still be a very hard game for them. As I’ve mentioned, it will take a miracle to get Levante out of the relegation zone, but those happen every now and then.
Real Madrid has lost only 1 home game this season, and it’s hard to imagine this will be a second one. Levante is desperate for a win, yes, but that doesn’t mean they will get it. I will go with goals in this one.