League: SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 22
Match: 20:45 Levante – Real Madrid
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Average odds: 1.36
Bookmaker: bwin
Result: 2:2 WIN!!!


Struggling Levante lock horns with Real Madrid at the Ciutat de Valencia to wrap up Saturday’s La Liga (LL) action. Can the hosts pull off an upset and become the fifth side to beat Madrid in the league this season?
The going has been pretty tough for Levante so far in their first campaign back in the big time. Ahead of this round of matches, they sit in 16th place just two points above the bottom three and are without a win in their last nine LL outings – picking up just four points in the process (W0, D4, L5). Juan Ramon Lopez Muñiz’s men go into Saturday’s clash off the back of snatching a last-gasp 2-2 draw away to Deportivo La Coruna.
There are still three-and-a-half months of the season to go, but Madrid’s chances of winning back-to-back LL titles have been almost entirely extinguished. Zinedine Zidane’s side are currently a embarrassing 19 points behind pacesetters Barcelona with a game in hand, so their focus has inevitably shifted to securing a Champions League spot.
Madrid travel to Levante buoyed by a morale-boosting 4-1 win away at Valencia last Saturday. They have won nine of their 11 top-flight trips to Levante (W9, D1, L1), with their only loss coming in September 2011.
Players to watch: Levante are one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s favourite opponents. CR7 has found the back of the net a staggering 14 times (11 in LL) against in all competitions (13 games).
Albanian striker Armando Sadiku has joined Levante from Legia Warsaw until 2020. Chances are Sadiku will make his debut against Madrid – can he make an instant impact?
Stat attack: No other side have drawn more games than Levante (ten) in LL so far this season. They have played out four goalless draws.
Real Madrid have had the most shots on goal (300) in LL this campaign, but they’ve pulled off just 146 on target which is perhaps just one reason for their relatively poor form so far.