Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid are now top dogs in the early Primera Division table . A 3-0 win over Espanyol on Tuesday was enough for Los Blancos to reach the top albeit in controversial circumstances . Espanyol finished that game with only nine men and the referee also awarded Real Madrid a fairly soft penalty .
Jose Mourinho has named a 20 man squad for this evenings match including Mateos and Juan Carlos . However Madrid will definetly be without Bebe following his dismissal midweek and have injuries to Kaka , Raul Albiol , Ezequiel Garay, Fernando Gago and Sergio Canales to contend with .
Levante also have some injury problems with Hector Rodas who has a broken metatarsal, while Miguel Perez is still out and Juanfran and Vicente Iborra are in their final stages of their recovery . Felipe Caicedo may well start for Levante after coming on as sub in midweek .
Madrid are strong favourites with bookmakers to win tonight and consolidate their position at the top of La Liga .
However it is likely to be closer than the odds suggest with the possibility of Mourinho resting some key players ahead of a Champions League away game on Tuesday .
We recommend Madrid to win either 1-0 which has odds of 7/1 with Victor Chandler or Real Madrid to win 2-0 which is best price 6/1 with Canbet .
Sky Sports are covering this La Liga game with a kick off at 7pm .