With its 35th La Liga title already secured, Real Madrid attempts to deal a severe blow to its opponent when it hosts Levante on Thursday. Real Madrid (25-6-4) clinched the league championship on April 30 with a 4-0 victory over Espanyol but came up empty next time out, dropping a 1-0 decision to Atletico Madrid. Levante (6-11-18) is looking to avoid relegation. The side is 19th in the 20-team league standings with 29 points, six behind 17th-place Cadiz with three matches remaining.
Kickoff at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. Real Madrid is listed as a -220 favorite (risk $220 to win $100) in the latest Real Madrid vs. Levante odds, while Levante is a +525 underdog. A draw is priced at +390, and the over-under for total goals is 3.5.
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The expert knows Real Madrid's loss on Sunday ended its five-game winning streak and marked the seventh time this season it was held without a goal. In that contest, Los Blancos elected to rest Karim Benzema, who leads La Liga with 26 goals and ranks second with 11 assists. Real Madrid played to a 3-3 draw against Levante in its second game of the season, with Vinicius Junior scoring a pair of goals.
Eimer also knows Levante is coming off a 2-1 victory against Real Sociedad on Friday in which Gonzalo Melero's 90th-minute penalty snapped a deadlock. Melero is tied for second on the team in goals (five) with Roger Marti, who tallied against Real Madrid in their first meeting of the season. Jose Luis Morales leads the Frogs with 12 goals and is second with five assists.
Now, Eimer has set his sights set on Real Madrid vs. Levante and locked in his best bets. He also has released a full breakdown of the match. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his pick and analysis before making any selections of your own.
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