Soccer Picks: Levante vs. Real Madrid La Liga Picks

Richard O'Hagan

Friday, October 4, 2013 8:29 PM GMT

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 8:29 PM GMT

Real look to bounce back from their defeat in the Madrid derby with a road trip to the side currently 9th in the table. What are soccer odds makers having to say about their matchup against Levante this weekend?

Real Madrid’s season so far has been a bit like a message in Morse code – dash, dash, blip, dash dash blip. Every two convincing victories seems to be followed with an unexpected wobble against the top sides. This game, however, should be a chance to get back to some form. The last time they played a mid-table side, they thumped Getafe 4-1 at the Bernabeu.


A trip to Levante is never an easy one to make, though. All three of their home games this season have been drawn and since conceding seven to Barcelona in their opening fixture they’ve actually only let in four more in another six matches.

All of which makes this game an intriguing betting prospect. All sportsbooks list Real as the favorites, best priced at 1.36 with Paddy Power, whilst Levante are 10.0 at Stan James. The draw, though, sits almost squarely in the middle at 5.5 with BetVictor, reflecting the fact that Levante’s recent form has not actually been that bad.

Given that record, the half time/full time market offers some interesting options. If you avoid betting Real to win from before half time, there are some good prices available. Even a draw at the interval followed by a Real win is a good bet at 4.75 with BetVictor, whilst the game to be even at the final whistle after Real lead at half time is soccer odds of 23.0 at Sportingbet.

If you want to go with the flow and bet the Real win, then you won’t get much value for your soccer picks unless you look for the correct score. That market is pretty fluid, with even a 2-0 Real win offering 8.5 at BetVictor, offering some opportunity for multiple sports picks if you so wish.

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