Real Madrid visit the new San Mames for the first time this evening to take on high-flying Athletic Bilbao in what is always a passionate and fierce encounter.
The Basque outfit have a formidable record in their new stadium, which is located next door to their former home, and lies on the banks of the river in the heart of the city.
With nine wins from 11 home games in La Liga this season, it is a tough task for Carlo Ancelotti’s men. But Los Blancos are also in a rich vein of form, winning their last 11 matches in all competitions, and not conceded a goal in their last eight games.
For that reason, the visitors go into the game as 4/6 favourites to come away with the three points. But Los Leones look a decent bet to at 7/2.
Despite Madrid’s impressive clean-sheet run, the betting markets lean towards this match seeing plenty of goals, with odds of 2/5 that both teams will score. Five of Athletic’s last six games at home have seen three or more goals scored, and the odds are at 4/11 that the match will see a minimum of 2.5 goals.
Your best option many be a high scoring away win.