Real Sociedad’s impressive start to the season looks likely to continue as domestic action returns following the break for the World Cup qualifying campaigns.
A trip to the Abanca-Riazor to face Deportivo La Coruna is in store for Eusebio Sacristán’s men as he enjoys his teams time at the summit of La Liga.
The season may be very young but a good start is crucial for momentum in what promises to be a long arduous campaign for all twenty clubs involved, but Sociedad have come out of the blocks quickly.
Back to back wins over Villarreal and Celta Vigo has been an impressive early return from the side who were much improved last season.
Their opponents Deportivo suffered a 3-0 loss at home to Real Madrid in the opening weekend of the season and whereas there is no shame in that, a 2-2 draw with Levante last time out was a little underwhelming.
Real Sociedad have carried last season’s form into this campaign and look good for the win at 29/20 with us to get the away win.
Minnows Girona are enjoying their first ever season in La Liga and are finding it easy. A stunning opening weekend draw with Atletico Madrid was backed up with an excellent home win over Malaga which has left Pablo Machín’s men in seventh place.
Confidence will play a key role as the Catalan club travel to face Athletic Bilbao at the San Mamés on Sunday afternoon.
Bilbao themselves have gotten off to an identical start as their weekend opponents picking up a win and draw themselves.
However, expect Bilbao to make it two wins from three as Girona’s beginner’s luck finally runs out at 2/3 with us.
Barcelona host Espanyol in the season’s first Derbi barceloní. The neighboring clubs have had contrasting starts to their campaigns with Barce unsurprisingly, registering back to back wins and Espanyol with just one point to their name after drawing with Sevilla on the opening day.
Espanyol have forever been in their more illustrious neighbour’s shadow and there is little to suggest that will change this weekend.
The best former Watford head coach Quique Sánchez Flores could possibly hope for is a draw at 7/1 with us. However, even he will probably accept defeat and getting the game out of the way as quickly as possible with the Catalonian giants as short as 1/7 to get the three points.
Finally, Real Madrid should have no problem in dispatching a fast-starting Levante on Saturday lunchtime. Surprisingly, the pair shares the same amount of points at this early stage of the season with a win and a draw a piece. But that is where the similarity ends.
Real head coach Zinedine Zidane has a host of superstars to call upon whereas Levante boss Juan Muñiz does not.
The gulf between the sides is reflected in the betting with Real at 2/35 for the win with Levante a whopping 29/1 to steal the three points at the Bernabeu.
The draw at a still substantial 11/1 looks like the best outside bet for value.