After back to back La Liga draws at home, Real Madrid need to get back to winning ways this weekend yet the Spanish champions face an extremely tough trip to the city of San Sebastian, as Sunday night sees Los Blancos face a Real Sociedad side who have made a blistering start to the new campaign and who, along with Barcelona, are the only team with a 100 percent record.
Not only have the Basques won all three of their matches so far, but they have scored ten goals in the process and they will be confident of causing Madrid some problems at the Estadio Anoeta.
Real Sociedad tend to raise their game when the country's biggest sides visit San Sebastian with Barcelona's woes in this part of the Basque Country well documented; the Catalans have not won a league game at Anoeta since 2007, and while Madrid's record in considerably better, they too have struggled away to La Real.
Zinedine Zidane will be without both Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo, who are both suspended, while Karim Benzema is injured - three significant absentees for the visitors on Sunday night, and further reason to doubt that this will be a straight-forward game.
There could, therefore, be plenty of interest in the price of 6/4 (2.50) for the hosts to score first, and Madrid conceded the opening goal at home to Levante last Saturday.
The European champions however have scored in their last 72 matches, and while La Real have been in superb form in front of goal, the visitors too should also find the back of the net.
With both teams in such strong scoring form backing them both to net makes sense, and with there being just one score draw between them in the last 16 encounters, there is every chance that one of them will come out on top.