We promise the headline is not clickbait. The reigning champions have a good squad but their first game is a real banana skin. Real Sociedad are a mini-nemesis to Los Blancos, and Madrid hate playing there. It was Sociedad that eliminated them from the Copa del Rey last season, and this tasty encounter on Game Week 2 of La Liga already has us on the edge of our seats.
Real Sociedad to win with odds of 4.5
End to end action
Real Sociedad infuriated Madrid last season in the Copa del Rey, running out 3-4 winners at the Bernabeu. In the league, both home and away, Real Madrid triumphed, but neither victory was a walk in the park. Sociedad have a habit of getting under their skin, and they simply love playing at home. 14 goals were shared over three games last season, so anything can happen in Anoeta. It’s going to be end-to-end action and we’re predicting a lot of goals here.
Enjoy over 2.5 goals with odds of 1.71
Getafe v Osasuna: The duel of anti football.
And we’re not kidding around here. Last year, both coaches accused each other of playing less football than Jonathan Woodgate when he signed for Real Madrid. It is difficult to guess who’ll win the match, but it’s clear that if you want to see goals, change channels.
Correct score 0-0: 6.75
Cádiz for their first victory
As we had warned in last week’s Casumo betting preview, Cadiz did lose their first game, and so they did (you’re welcome!). This week they face Huesca. Huesca beat Cadiz to the Segunda Division title last season but the Andalusians gave us much better football. We expect a cagey game, with few chances created.
It’s under 1.5 for this one at 2.55
Celta’s chance of beating the leaders
Valencia surprised us all in week 1 and now sit on top of the La Liga pile. Celta will provide stiffer opposition this time and Iago Aspas can be the difference between the sides. Their captain and main talisman often channels his inner Pele when he plays in Balaídos and he’s hungry to open his La Liga account.
Celta win this one: 2.28
Iago Aspas scores at least two goals at 10.00
A local Acca
We know that playing without fans has almost eliminated the home advantage, but we have spotted three games where the home team can triumph. Trying your luck in our weekend Acca could land you a big win, and send you to your office on Monday smiling. Yes, a smile on a Monday morning is possible!
Get the home team to win in these three games: odds of 6.12
- Villarreal v Eibar
- Granada v Alavés
- Betis v Valladolid