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Levante—Real Madrid La Liga 2021-22 Match Preview, Injuries/Suspensions, Potential XIs, Prediction

Los Blancos remain on the road searching for a second straight win

Real Madrid v Levante UD - La Liga Santander Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Match Preview

Real Madrid remain on the road as they make the trip to Valencia to take on Levante on Sunday. This is Real’s second consecutive match on the road to start the season. They will play one more road match before returning to the Bernabeu on September 12.

Real have won just two of their last four La Liga matches away at Levante, though Los Blancos are the La Liga side who have won the most away matches against Los Granotes.

Levante have failed to win in their last nine matches, drawing in their first match 1-1 against Cadiz. Real won their first road match of the season against Alaves last weekend.

Injuries/Suspensions

Real Madrid will be without Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Ferland Mendy and Marcelo. Dani Carvajal is back in the squad for Sunday.

Levante will likely be without Roberto Soldado, Alex Blesa, Sergio Postigo and Dani Gomez due to injuries.

There are no suspensions for either club heading into this match.

Potential XIs

Levante

Fernandez; Son, Duarte, Rober, Clerc; de Frutos, Campana, Melero, Morales; Marti, Roger

Real Madrid

Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Nacho, Alaba; Valverde, Casemiro, Isco; Bale, Hazard, Benzema

With Carvajal just returning from injury, it is possible Lucas Vazquez is still given the starting role at right back for this match.

Isco could play in place of Kroos, though manager Carlo Ancelotti revealed he has also been deploying Marco Asensio in a midfield role the past few training sessions this week.

Prediction

Levante—Real Madrid 1-3

Levante have not been able to find the win column since April and have already dropped points to begin this season. Real opened on the road with a huge win over Alaves and that could likely continue with a similar lineup being put out Sunday.

That being said, Levante have won three of their six matches against Real Madrid under coach Paco Lopez. Real also have the longest current unbeaten streak in La Liga with no losses in 19 matches played.

Real should be able to pull through with another away victory to start the season given how unsuccessful Levante have been at capturing three points.