Real Madrid host Levante and this is a must-win for Los Blancos considering how tough their schedule is this month of September, featuring away matches against Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla and Atletico de Madrid.
Zidane’s men have struggled at home ever since the start of last season, even in manageable games like this one. That’s why this match should be considered a trap game. Casemiro and Kroos are the two only midfielders available for Zidane, with James also being an option for that midfield line. The Colombian playmaker has just recovered from a muscle injury and Zidane would like to keep him on the bench so that he can be ready for the tougher games ahead, but the situation might force the Frenchman to give him the start.
The same happens with Eden Hazard. Bale is suspended and while it would make sense to start both Vinicius and Vazquez on the wings, Hazard will most likely play some minutes so that he can improve his conditioning ahead of those away games.
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Time: 13:00 CEST (local time), 07:00am EST.
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.
Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)
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