Real Madrid begin their LaLiga campaign with a visit to the Estadio Riazor on Sunday and statistics show that they can usually expect a good opening fixture.
Los Blancos historically are strong on the first day of the season with the club having won 53 of their 86 season openers in addition to 19 draws and 14 defeats.
Rather ironically, the home of Deportivo La Coruna played host to Real Madrid’s last opening day defeat which came nine years ago.
Since then the club has been unbeaten with five victories and three draws and it is expected that another victory will follow on Sunday evening.
Zinedine Zidane has already lifted two trophies this term in the shape of the UEFA Super Cup and Supercopa de Espana.
Few would bet against Los Blancos retaining their crown this season such is their perceived dominance over much of the competition, but a solid start is always welcome by every team.
There have been only minor superficial changes to Zidane’s squad in the transfer market and it is hoped by those within Valdebebas that this continuity will provide the team with the best possible conditions to start the domestic campaign in the perfect manner; with a victory.