The European champions looked solid in their opening game of the season of the La Liga and we support them to keep the weather tight on Sunday evening
For only the second time in the history of La Liga, Girona Real Madrid hosts on Sunday evening.
The first match ever of the season between these two parties in the Estadio Montilivi saw the Catalans claiming a famous 2-1 victory en route to a tenth place in their opening season on the Spanish top flight.
Madrid will therefore be wary of their journey to the northeast corner of Spain this weekend, although Girona seems to be weaker this season than they were the last term.
The Catalans took 0-0 against the newly promoted Valladolid in their opening match of the season, and bet365 offers them 15/2 (8.50) to claim their first victory of the 2018/19 campaign.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, looked solid in their 2-0 victory over Getafe and is available on 1/3 (1.33) while the draw can be supported 9/2 (5.50).
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Luka Modric started the opening game of Madrid on the bench, but was able to queue for his first start of the season, while Julen Lopetegui has both fit and Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois fit and available for selection.
Girona defenders Jonas Ramalho and Carles Planas are missing together with the Colombian international wing back Johan Mohija, while striker Cristhian Stuani only trained this week after he suffered some muscle pain.
Girona surpassed all expectations in the top half last season, but the loss of their tactical sublime manager Pablo Machin will probably see them endure this fight.
His successor, Eusebio, is more pragmatic and will probably go his way in a more defensive formation than the exciting 3-5-2 which caused Machins' team last session a lot of problems.
Under Lopetegui, Madrid shows signs of defensive being more organized and against Getafe Navas had no savings until the 90th minute.
Los Blancos also had 78 percent possession last Sunday and the fact that he holds the ball effectively is something that Lopetegui brings into his team.
Tips and predictions
Madrid kept only four free passes in 19 away games of the last game and that record will have to improve if they want to retain a serious title.
The European champions are offered on 11/10 (2.10) to exclude Girona, while they can also be backed up 10/11 (1.91) to win with two or more goals, just as during the opening game of the season.
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Real Madrid clean sheet at 11/10 (2.10) for a 1pt bet at bet365