dabblebet customers can watch and bet on this historic fixture live and we think Madrid will continue their run of winning but conceding on the road
In the midst of a highly charged political situation, Real Madrid travel to Catalonia to play their first ever match in La Liga against Girona.
The issue of Catalan indepence has dominated the news agenda in the country over the last month and Los Blancos are likely to receive a hostile reception at the Estadio Motlivi as once more sport is mixed with politics in Spain.
In their first ever season in the top flight, Girona have acquitted themselves adequately so far, with two wins, three draws, and four defeats from their opening nine matches putting them in 15th place before the start of the weekend.
dabblebet offer the hosts at 9/1 (10.00) while the visitors can be backed at 2/7 (1.28) and the draw is available at 5/1 (6.00), and dabblebet customers can watch and bet on this fixture via desktop, mobile and tablet. Your account must be funded or active in order to see the action live.
The Catalans have had a tough start at home in La Liga, though, with their opening six home games seeing them face Atletico Madrid, Malaga, Sevilla, Barcelona, Villarreal and now Real Madrid.
Girona were excellent in their opening league game against Atletico, racing into a 2-0 lead before being pegged back to draw 2-2, while they beat bottom club Malaga and should have claimed at least a point from the visit of Sevilla; on top of that, their win at Deportivo La Coruna on Monday night will have given them a timely boost and they will be ready to make life tough for the European champions.
Madrid, however, are on a record breaking run of 13 consecutive away wins in La Liga and Zinedine Zidane’s men have played their best football this season away from the Bernabeu.
That being said, it is worth remembering that precious few of those victories have come with clean sheets; indeed, Madrid have conceded in ten of those 13 matches and the price of 7/5 (2.40) for an away win and both teams to score looks tempting.