Live on Skysports 1: Sat 19.00 & 21.00: Real Madrid can get off to a good start in La Liga but will probably concede at Zaragoza.
Jose Mourinho is back in the spotlight already after a firey Super Copa with Barcelona but now his attention must surely turn to how to wrest the league title from the Nou Camp giants. Ladbrokes make Real Madrid 13/8 to win the title and Betfred have 1/3 about them getting off to a winning start away at Real Zaragoza.
Zaragoza, who are likely to be involved at the wrong end of the table, are 10/1 () to win but it could be a question of keeping the goals conceded down to as little as possible.
A more backable price is Paddy Power’s 5/6 for Madrid to win by at least two goals while Ladbrokes have 6/4 against a win to nil but history shows that Zaragoza have quite enjoyed playing against Real Madrid in terms of scoring; they have not failed to score a home goal since 2003 so bet365′s evens about both teams to score is tempting. Totesport put up 10/1 about a 3-1 win for Mourinho while Ronaldo is 5/2 to open the scoring (William Hill).
Later in the evening, Sevilla should get off to a winning start against Malaga (11/10, Coral) but after Sevilla’s massively disappointing exit from the Europa League on Thursday, Malaga could be in with half a chance and a draw is worth backing at 5/2 (Totesport)