Real Madrid vs. Levante: Where to Watch La Liga, TV Channel, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

Real Madrid hosts Levante in the early kickoff of the fourth round of games in La Liga looking for a first win since the opening weekend of the season.

Having started the campaign on the front foot with a 3-1 win away at Celta Vigo, the 13-time European Cup winners stumbled to consecutive draws before the international break and are fifth in the table, four points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid.

The draws against Valladolid and Villarreal exposed flaws at both ends of the pitch, with Real's defense looking suspiciously shaky, while the attack failed to break down teams that were happy to sit back and soak up pressure.

To complicate matters even further for Los Blancos, Gareth Bale is suspended for the game against Levante after being sent off against Villarreal two weeks ago. Zinedine Zidane spent the summer looking to offload the Welshman but when a move to China collapsed at the eleventh hour, the Real Madrid manager opted to reintegrate Bale in the squad.

The move has paid off, with Bale scoring twice against Villarreal and offering Real some much-needed creativity in the final third of the pitch.

While Bale is unavailable against Levante, Zidane will welcome back Eden Hazard, who will at long last make his competitive debut for Real Madrid after joining in the summer from Chelsea for $112 million.

The Belgian featured in preseason but suffered a thigh injury ahead of the opening game of the season and is yet to play in a competitive game for his new team.

Levante, meanwhile, arrives at the Santiago Bernabeu in the unusual position of being ahead of Real Madrid in the table.

While Real drew against Villarreal and Valladolid, Levante has defeated both after an opening day defeat against Alaves now sits in fourth place, a point ahead of its opponents on Saturday.

Levante is unbeaten away at Real Madrid in La Liga since October 2015 and will be looking to cause another upset after winning 2-1 at the Bernabeu last season.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Karim Benzema, Real Madrid
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid looks on during the Liga match against Villarreal CF at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 1 in Villareal, Spain. David Aliaga/MB Media/Getty

When and where is the game?

Real Madrid hosts Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on Saturday, September 14, with kick-off scheduled for 1 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET).

Real Madrid has won 20 of his 26 league games against Levante, winning 10 of 13 meetings at home. Last season, however, Levante won 2-1 at the Bernabeu, only its second ever win on the road against Real.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español.

Live stream

Live stream will be available via beIN Sports website, and beIN Sports' digital platforms, as well as via fuboTV.

Form

Following a win on the opening weekend of the season away against Celta Vigo, Real Madrid has stuttered, conceding a late equalizer to draw 1-1 at home against Valladolid, before rescuing a 2-2 draw away at Villarreal thanks to late Gareth Bale goal.

Levante, meanwhile, has six points from three games. A 1-0 loss at Alaves on the opening weekend was followed by back-to-back home wins against Villarreal and Valladolid.

Team news

Eden Hazard is set to make his Real Madrid debut after recovering from a thing injury that has kept him out of action in the first three games.

James Rodriguez and Brahim Diaz have returned to training, but Isco remains unavailable and Marco Asensio should be sidelined for almost the entire season after rupturing his ACL against Arsenal in preseason.

Real will also be without Luka Modric, who suffered an injury to the adductor in his right leg while on International duty with Croatia, while Gareth Bale is suspended.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, Real Madrid is a 1/4 favorite, while the draw is at 28/5 and Levante is a 10/1 underdog.

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