Real Madrid and Levante face at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, in a match for the 4th round of the Primera Division. At this stadium, the head ‑ to ‑ head history favors the home team, since they have a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 20‑10‑2018, in a match for the Primera Division, Levante won by (1‑2). The goals of the match were scored by Marcelo (72 ') for Real Madrid and by José Luis Morales (6') and Roger Martí (13 ') for Levante. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Real Madrid presents significant differences between home and away results.
The home team is currently in the 5 th position, with 5 points won, after 1 win and 2 draws. In the penultimate round, they have tied a home match against Valladolid by (1‑1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Villarreal, by (2‑2). This is a team that has been interestingly stronger than at home, since in the last 30 matches they have a record of 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Real Madrid has a record of 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. Defensive consistency hasn't been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 56 of their last 64 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 matches, they have only turned the score around in 2 in the 8 matches for which they have conceded the first goal. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 20 home matches in all competitions: they have scored 16 of their 38 goals between minutes (76' ‑ 90 ').
Real Madrid comes for this match after a 2-2 away draw against Villarreal. The highest quality of the home team lies in their ability to conduct their offensive attacks through rapid transitions. The Frenchman Benzema is the player responsible for taking danger, and his highest quality is the finish. In front will be Vinícius, Benzema, Jovic and Vázquez. Coach Zidane will not be able to count on Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard, Brahim Diaz, James Rodriguez and Isco for being injured. It is noteworthy that Gareth Bale will also be out for being suspended.
After 2 wins and 1 loss, the visiting team is in the 4th position, having won 6 points. In the last match, they have won at home against Valladolid by (2‑0), after in the previous match they have won at home, against Villarreal, by (2‑1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since they have a record of 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in the last 30 matches, with 16 goals scored and 24 conceded. Already at home, they have won 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses, with 26 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 10 away matches in all competitions, Levante have won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Levante comes motivated for this match after a 2-0 home win against Real Valladolid: Sergio León and Morales scored the goals of the triumph. It is possible that we observe the visiting set preferring the right side runner to attack, taking advantage of the depth offered by the defender Miramón. Despite being a team that likes to play in their midfield, they are also very easily able to counterattack. It is noteworthy that in the defensive moment, Levante shows to be a very aggressive team, giving little space to the opponent. Coach Paco López will not be able to count on Rober Pier and Coke for being injured.