Los Blancos have won only one of their three matches in this campaign, leaving them fifth in the Spanish top flight and four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.
The visitors are fourth having picked up two wins already.
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 12 p.m. BST/7 a.m. ET
TV: Premier Sports (UK), beIN Sports (USA)
Odds: Real Madrid (6-25), Draw (23-4), Levante (19-2)
Odds courtesy of Caesars
Real kicked off their campaign with a victory at home to Celta Vigo, but they've since been held to draws by Real Valladolid and Villarreal.
As Tom Allnutt of Agence France-Presse observed, Zinedine Zidane has not enjoyed the most successful return to the Santiago Bernabeu since he became manager again in March:
Sports writer Andy West has not been impressed with their defending:
They've kept just two competitive clean sheets under Zidane since he returned. Even in pre-season they only managed one shutout, against Red Bull Salzburg. In their other six friendlies, they shipped 18 goals.
Levante—who lost to Alaves in their opener—have played the same two sides as Madrid in their last two matches, but unlike Los Blancos, the Granotas won both games.
Real will have to face them without Gareth Bale, too. The Welshman saved them in their last match by scoring twice to give them a 2-2 draw with Villarreal, but he was subsequently sent off and will serve a one-game ban.
Levante have started strongly, so they won't be easily dispatched on Saturday, particularly if Los Blancos remain vulnerable at the back.
A debut for Hazard would give Real a much-needed lift, though, and he could make the difference for his new side.