Although few things in life are certain, Real Madrid slipping up at Levante on Sunday seems very unlikely.
The 3way football betting odds offered by bwin reflect this, with Levante rated as 12/1 long shots to cause a major upset, while the draw is 21/4 and a Madrid victory is at 1/5.
Real have started the Liga BBVA season in impressive fashion, with an opening day 6-0 win away at Real Zaragoza followed by a 4-2 win against Getafe at home last weekend.
The other two times Madrid scored ten or more goals in their opening two
games they went on to win the title.
They also beat Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 during the week in the Champions League, but it came at a price, as leading scorer Cristano Ronaldo sustained an ankle injury and is a doubt for the game. However, and perhaps surprisingly considering he finished as top scorer, he failed to score against Levante in the league last year.
Giving Madrid a handicap may be the most sensible option for punters looking to make money from a win for Jose Mourinho’s men.Giving Levante a 2-0 headstart alters the odds on a Real victory to a tempting 3/2.
The game also gives several players other Real players the opportunity improve their personal tallies while Ronaldo is away.
The most likely to fill their boots are Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain, who are rated at 11/4 and 3/1 respectively to break the deadlock. Alternatively, you could back German schemer Mesut Ozil to score first at 5/1 or at some point in the game at evens.
Madrid are likely to score plenty of goals, having beaten Levante 8-0 in the Copa del Rey in 2010, and the odds on them scoring three or more goals again are 17/20. A successful £25 free bet, available to new customers who sign up
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