Almeria vs Real Madrid: Predictions,tips & betting odds

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La Liga champions Real Madrid begin their campaign in the south of Spain with Carlo Ancelotti's men visiting newly promoted Almeria on Sunday evening.

Los Blancos enjoyed one of their best ever campaigns last term lifting both the domestic title while also being crowned champions of Europe and the side from the Spanish capital are confident they can enjoy another successful season.

Almeria meanwhile return to the top flight after a seven year absence and will be focused on avoiding relegation.

Almeria vs Real Madrid latest odds

The hosts are clear outsiders to record a memorable victory with bet365 offering Almeria at 6/1 (7.00).

A triumph for the Andalusians would be a historic result and they have only ever beaten Real Madrid once back in 2008.

The visitors meanwhile can be backed at 4/9 (1.44) while the draw is offered at 4/1 (5.00).

Almeria vs Real Madrid first goal scorer

Karim Benzema enjoyed his best-ever scoring season last term netting 27 league goals and the Frenchman has already opened his account for the season scoring in the midweek victory over Eintracht Frankfurt as Los Blancos claimed the UEFA Super Cup.

Benzema is priced at 5/2 (3.50) to break the deadlock ahead of Vinicius Junior at 9/2 (5.50) and Rodrygo Goes at 6/1 (7.00).

Umar Sadiq is Almeria's main goal threat although he is being heavily linked with a move away, the Nigerian is offered at 10/1 (11.00) to score first.

Almeria vs Real Madrid preview

Madrid looked extremely impressive in midweek recording a comfortable win and showing that physically they are in good shape.

Defensively the squad has strengthened over the summer, and if it was already difficult to score against Thibaut Courtois, the arrivals of Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameni will make it even tougher for opposing strikers.

Backing the visitors to keep a clean sheet could prove to be a shrewd angle from which to approach this game, and Los Blancos should be well-backed to put in another solid showing against an Almeria side who could be in for a tough return to the topflight.

Almeria vs Real Madrid tips and predictions

Real Madrid to win to nil is priced at 6/4 (2.50) and looks like an appealing option, while both teams to score 'no' should also be considered at 19/20 (1.95).

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Best Bet Banner 28022020 Real Madrid to win to nil at 6/4 (2.50) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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