Sport news – Real Madrid will continue their struggle to defend the La Liga title. They are scheduled to host Levante in Jornada 3 La Liga which falls on Saturday (9/9) afternoon.
Real Madrid’s initial step in the 2017/2018 season can be said to run less smoothly. The team from the Spanish capital won one victory and one draw in two of La Liga’s first jornada. In order to defend their title, then the El Real camp should not slip again and must reach full points in jornada 3 later.
Madrid itself is scheduled to host Levante. Levante itself relegated to Segunda Division in 2015/2016 season after a caretaker of La Liga season. But the team nicknamed La Granotes only takes a season just to return to La Liga after winning Segunda Divison last year.
In his comeback season to La Liga, Levante can be said to achieve a positive result. They managed to reap a 1-0 victory over the black horse team Villarreal and also offset Deportivo La Coruna with the score 2-2. These results are an early warning to Real Madrid that they are not a team that can be underestimated.
But Real Madrid should not have to worry about this match. Because they recorded their last 9 games against Levante in all competitions. In addition they scored at least 2 goals in every game against Levante so they are still favored to win this fight.
Although underdog there is one problem that must be faced by El Real in this fight. Their many major players were called up to strengthen the national team at the International break then, so the condition of their core players is likely not too fresh to serve Levante later.
In this game coach Zinedine Zidane still can not lower the composition of his best team. Cristiano Ronaldo still has to be absent due to suspension penalty while Jesus Vallejo should also be absent due to injury problems.
Zidane is predicted to lower the 4-3-3 scheme, where Isco will accompany Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale in the offensive line of El Real. In the midfield trio Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos will be in charge of managing the flow of El Real ball, while Keylor Navas will again be plotted as their goalkeeper in this match.
In the visitors camp, coach Juan Ramon Lopez Muniz also can not play the best scheme in this fight. Roger Marti can not play because of injury, while Jose Luis Morales should be absent for getting a red card.
Muniz is predicted to play a 4-2-3-1 scheme with Alex Alegria as the spearhead of this fight, where he will be supported by Ivi, Enis Bardhi and Jason in the attacking midfield sector. In defense there is Chema Rodriguez and Sergio Postigo who will serve to dampen the attack Los Blancos in this fight.
Estimated Player Composition
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Navas; Marcelo, Varane, Ramos, Carvajal; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Isco, Benzema, Bale
Levante (4-2-3-1): Fernandez; Tono, Rodriguez, Postigo, Lopez; Lerma, Campana; Ivi, Bardhi, Jason; Alegria
Second Team Statistics
Head to Head
03/03/16 Levante 1 – 3 Real Madrid (La Liga)
17/10/15 Real Madrid 3 – 0 Levante (La Liga)
16/03/15 Real Madrid 2 – 0 Levante (La Liga)
18/10/14 Levante 0 – 5 Real Madrid (La Liga)
10/03/14 Real Madrid 3 – 0 Levante (La Liga)
Last Five Matches of Real Madrid (M-M-M-M-S)
14/08/17 Barcelona 1 – 3 Real Madrid (SDE)
17/08/17 Real Madrid 2 – 0 Barcelona (SDE)
21/08/17 Deportivo La Coruna 0 – 3 Real Madrid (La Liga)
24/08/17 Real Madrid 2 – 1 Fiorentina (Trial)
28/08/17 Real Madrid 2 – 2 Valencia (La Liga)
Levante’s Last Five Matches (K-S-M-M-S)
06/08/17 Levante 0 – 2 Real Zaragoza (Trial)
07/08/17 Levante 1 – 1 Deportivo Alavés (Trial)
13/08/17 Elche 0 – 2 Levante (Trials)
22/08/17 Levante 1 vs 0 Villarreal (Trial)
27/08/17 Levante 2 – 2 Deportivo La Coruna (La Liga)
This third jornada match is a fight that must be won by Real Madrid. They do not want to slip again so they will appear serious in this fight.
In general the performance of both teams lately both showed good performance. But in terms of players and also a record meeting of the stronghold of Los Blancos counter Levante showed that the La Liga champions are more favored to achieve full points in this fight.
Jordan predicts this match will end with a victory of Real Madrid with a final score of 3-1. How do you predict Jordan? Convey your prediction in the comment field.