Real Madrid host Levante before what will be a very important away match in the UEFA Champions League against PSG next week. Furthermore, Los Blancos will travel to Vigo next Saturday as well and given how well Celta are playing right now it would be wise to secure a comfortable win against Levante today and keep the starters fresh.
Real Madrid Starting XI: Navas, Danilo, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Kovacic, Isco, Bale, Ronaldo.
Levante Starting XI: Rubén, Juanfran, Simao, Feddal, Toño García, Morales, Jose Mari, Camarasa, Casadesús, Deyverson and Roger
Although this game should be fairly manageable, Benítez has decided to start three midfielders in Casemiro, kroos and Kovacic. This could have been a good chance to start Jesé in Benzema's spot, but Real's manager has decided to start Casemiro's physical presence.
It will be interesting to see how Bale performs in this match given how well he was playng before his injury.