Real Madrid fans may boo their side just 45 minutes into the opening home match of the season, but they will have to get used to Jose Mourinho’s tactics as he chases clean sheets.
With the wealth of attacking talent available to Mourinho, Madrid fans want to see the side winning comfortably every week.
But Jose has set his stall out to improve Madrid’s defence and with two clean sheets in two La Liga games, it’s safe to say Mourinho’s methods are working and Real are 4/5 to keep a clean sheet.
Sergio Ramos has declared himself fit and is likely to feature in Madrid’s attempts to stop Sociedad from scoring.
Mourinho talked in midweek of how he trusts his potent attack to get the goals to win games – centre-forward Higuain has two goals in three starts and is 3/1 to score first.
Real are unbeaten in their last 11, winning nine but drawing the last two and Sociedad’s best chance of a result is in the draw which is 10/3.
Sporting Gijon vs Atheltic Bilbao
For the second week running Athletic Bilbao will grace the television cameras but they will be hoping for a better result after losing 1-2 at home to Athletico Madrid.
Sporting Gijon head into the game with a home win under their belt after defeating Mallorca 2-0 last weekend, ending their 11-match winless streak and are 5/4 to win at home.
But history is against them with just the one win against Bilbao on the last 17 occasions, with Bilbao winning 11 times and the draw occurring 5 times – Bilbao are 11/5 to win.
Fernando Llorente is Bilbao’s inform striker and is 5/1 to score first. See the latest La Liga betting markets here.